How To Survive Being Married to a Blogger #Bloggers #BloggingGals

 

 

1. Accept that writing a blog post is more important to your blogger than:

  • Ironing
  • Dusting
  • Emptying the dishwasher
  • Cleaning kitchen cupboards.
  • Tidying the lounge

Not accepting this will lead to marital discord.

2. Accept that your blogger’s self esteem will become linked to their blog’s views, visitors, likes and comments.

3. Never ever comment or question the design of your blogger’s blog. This can be a minefield and you need to tread carefully.

Treat commenting on their blog design in the same way as you would do with commenting on their hairstyle or outfit.

4. Start to listen out for that magic ping of a blogging notification (a ‘like’ or a ‘comment’), bloggers usually cheer up after a ‘ping’ or two. So its best to ask them to do something for you like put a wash on, iron your shirts and tidy up after the kids…’post a ping’.

5. Accept that there will be times when your blogger is deep in ‘creative thought’ and disturbing them could result in them producing a poor blog post. During these creative times its best for you to keep a low profile and concentrate on keeping on top of the housework.

6. When going on a ‘date night’ with your blogger make sure they have access to Wi-Fi. They need to stay in contact with their blog at all times. If you view their blog like its their small child or pet you will not go wrong.

7. Accept that your blogger will bore you silly with their blogging achievements. Pillow talk may need to include an in-depth analysis of their worst performing posts. Caution – don’t give your opinions on what you perceive to be their worst performing blog post, this sort of behaviour will lead to marital discord. They are the expert on blogging now.

8. Accept that your blogger will have unrealistic blogging expectations. In their head they are weeks away from becoming a super pro blogger. Their stats will paint a very different picture.

9. Guest bloggers are like celebrities to your blogger.  Your blogger will shriek loudly and jump into the air when a guest blogger agrees to write them a post. This can happen anywhere; at home, supermarket, car park or the local shop. As soon as this happens you also need to jump into the air in celebration and perhaps then say that you feel a little bit light headed after hearing their earth shattering news.

1o. On a regular basis try to think about how hard it is for your blogger to maintain a successful blog. They are going through their own form of personal hell what with keeping on top of blog administration, making sure links are working, writing posts and checking their stats tool on an hourly basis. Go easy on them!

Happy Blogging all you bloggers 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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65 thoughts on “How To Survive Being Married to a Blogger #Bloggers #BloggingGals

  1. It’s taken me a while to teach myself to refrain from obsessing over my blog stats–page views, number of comments, etc. I participate in the “A Round of Words in 80 Days” writing challenge/blog hop. It’s a wonderful and supportive community of writers, and the conversations we have on my blog and fellow writers’ are enough to make blogging rewarding and worthwhile to me. And yes, getting a comment totally makes my day. 🙂

  2. I hope you have given Mr BWM a chance and printed this off for him..put is somwehere prominent, like the kitchen?! 🙂

  3. I’ve turned off the “ping” notification on my mobile phone and have altered my blog settings so that the only email notifications are only made for new comments on my posts and not for likes. I also put my phone out of viewing distance when I’m writing, so I can’t see the flashing light on it that shows that I have an email or text message. Even so, I still get distracted. One day … Hrrrrumph D:

  4. I am sure my hubby would agree with each and every one of these beautifully written and highly insightful tips that cut straight to the heart of the blogging condition.

    I actually had to turn off my audible notifications for WordPress as I was becoming too much like Pavlov’s dog.

  5. The Bloke felt completely left out when I started taking blogging seriously! Now, he’s accepted that it is a part of my day and enjoys the perks that comes with it… Took him a while though haha!

      1. Lol! I have to go get ready for a religious parade… taking me away from the #Social Saturday hashtag all day now… How inconsiderate!!!

  6. ” If you view their blog like its their small child or pet you will not go wrong.”

    Yes, yes, YES! In fact, all of this, YES! I definitely need to get this printed out and hung over my computer desk as a reminder to hubby (and the kidlets too, for that matter). 😀

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