”For Blog’s Sake”/“Blogging for Blogging’s Sake” – there were several variations on this theme. One blogger’s post not only made me rethink my own title, but also made me question the whole premise of this blog post.
You see, writer/blogger John Bullock isn’t fond of “me me me” blog posts. He finds them dull, narcissistic, and on the whole, not very well written. Ouch! Actually his observations are well-argued, and he accepts that most of us (including himself) display narcissistic leanings in various ways. He also says that those who write “me me me” posts shouldn’t stop, because at least they are writing (which is to be encouraged). http://jbullock.co.uk/blog/blogging-for-bloggings-sake.
Fair point, but realising that I can’t think of an original title and that I probably fall under John’s narcissistic “me me me” category rather took the wind out of my sails.
From that day in London, when we responded to our favourite marketing guru’s advice to start a Snoob blog, with: “You must be joking!” (I won’t tell you what we said when he suggested vlogging…it would be necessary to invoke the asterisk in considerable measure), we have been blogging weekly, or when appropriate, toasting, as Angelique did in her heartfelt and eloquent “Not a Blog Post” last week.
We try to tell you about the perils and pains, as well as the positives of parenthood – of course from a personal perspective, otherwise it wouldn’t be real. Technically these are “me me me” posts. But our hope is that fellow parents find their own angst-ridden moments, worries and joys echoed and addressed in what we share
Can you tell I’m getting a bit of puff back? Here comes a deep breath to blow the wind right back in those sails!
This is what Angelique and I are doing next:
So is it narcissitic? John Bullock, you should count your lucky stars we are definitely never asterisking vlogging. Yes, there’s a hearty element of self-promotion in this blog post…but, that’s okay isn’t it?
I guess it’s up to you, dear reader: should we continue to merrily blog about the general nonsense of family life #Snoobstyle? With sidebars devoted to Fit as a Fruitcake and Have Paprika, Will Travel? If it’s a YES, perhaps you could comment “Why Asterisking Not?” either below or on FB/Twitter (whichever identity best appeals ;-)). If not, silence will inform us. Oh help. Tumbleweed.
PS Fear not: tumbleweed and a lack of asterisks won’t stop us. As Coco Chanel once said, “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” Or in our case, we may as well amuse ourselves.