“NOOOOO!!” we shrieked, “What on earth would we write about?”
“Stuff about you!” he laughed (as if it was obvious). And we laughed too, until we realised he was laughing in a serious way.
Reluctantly we followed the guru’s advice, dubious that anyone would be interested in the domestic trifles of our lives. We haven’t detected a fervent band of blog fans so far, no Brilliant Blogging awards have been won, but our families and friends are very kind (if not honest). And we have stuck to a strict, self-imposed schedule of a weekly blog every Wednesday. Topics have ranged from camping with 23 kids, 2 dogs and 1 green chair, to potty-training and extreme breastfeeding, to more sensible reviews (Go Ape, Eurocamp), and our saving grace has been some superior guest blog posts.
1. Make a vlog. You must be kidding! It took a LOT of persuasion for us to write a blog. A vlog is simply not going to happen, despite what the wise guru says.
2. Show off your tattoos (or say why you didn’t get any). Interesting proposal, but the blog post would be very brief.
3. Confess your biggest parenting failure. Er…no. Maybe in a few years when I’m brave enough.
4. Brag about your best parenting success. Er...no. When did that happen?
5. Interview another mum. Brilliant! Any volunteers?
6. Admit something you said that your kids shouldn’t have heard. Too many loose-tongued moments to choose from. But a good idea for future posts.
7. Write a tutorial. On what?! How to help a Year 3 child with maths homework whilst your Year 8 child is swinging wildly Tarzan-like from the staircase, and your Years 5 and 7 children are locked in a full-on feud about whose rubber No. 4 is using?
8. Write an open letter apologising to someone from your past. Ouch! Why, when, who, what? NO!
9. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 20 years. Ok - I like this - it means procrastination, dreaming and an escape from reality. 20 years is a long time and no one will remember to check up on me.
10. What do you expect from your babysitter? To do chores? To help with homework? Simply to cope with my crazy crew is good.
11. A day in your life. Who would want to read about my ground hog day when they are probably trying to escape from their own? The nitty-gritty of a virtual ground hog day would surely make any emerging Snoob fan base vanish with immediate effect!
12. Blog about blogging. Aha! So here we are…
Now, before our clever marketing guru cautions us to blog no more (and definitely not vlog) please send us some creativity - requests, ideas, feel free to brainstorm away!
If you feel an irresistible urge to write about anything to do with parenting, kids, travels, babysitters, embarrassing moments etc, we’d love to hear from you! Otherwise we may be forced to reproduce blogs from our archive and one day you will read this again...and again and again. It will be that virtual ground hog day ;-)
Shona's fab blog post: http://www.snoob.co.uk/blog/running-like-a-girl