I Must Confess…what my husband thinks of my blog!
It’s a scary day for me here on the blog. Usually I’m in control of the confessing. I find comfort in choosing the topic (always safe that way!) and in crafting the confession itself. That way I only share what I’m prepared to share.
However, this week’s topic is what others’ think of your blog, not what YOU think of it. So in this case, it’s not my confession to make. Instead, I have invited Mr Home Truths himself, my husband Nathan (you can check out his blog here) to spill the beans on what he thinks of my blog.
Every marriage eventually reaches a certain equilibrium where you are truly comfortable with each other. Your familiarity with your partner takes on a supernatural quality where you can anticipate each other’s needs, finish each others sentences and generally communicate with little more than half-sentences, sideways glances and nonsensical statements that work like relationship shorthand.
So, when Kirsty casually turned to me last week, seconds after revealing this week’s confession prompt and asked me to write what I thought about her blog, one thing immediately leapt to mind:
This request is right up there with “Does my bum look big in this?” Like loving and loyal husbands the world over I have worked hard to master the art of nodding and grunting noncommittally to questions this big! Yet, here I am.
Of course I am joking.
Every week Kirsty shares with you her thoughts and feelings on the triumphs and trials of our life. Sometimes it’s the little things that have frustrated her or put a smile on her face, and sometimes it’s the crazy stuff that knocks us over, or turns worlds upside down. In the spirit of confessing, I have to say I don’t read everything that Kirsty writes. Sometimes it is because I just don’t have time, and other times it is because I feel the posts are not for me, they are for you. We talk about the important stuff, stress about the tough stuff, and dream about the big stuff. My Home Truths is Kirsty’s place to filter, process and share these thoughts – to sometimes vent, to sometimes beam as a proud Mum.
My favourite posts are the ones I know Kirsty is most proud of, too. Kirsty puts a lot of effort into all her writing, but she regularly tells me she wishes she had more time to write about special needs kids, sharing her thoughts and experiences in order to help others going through similar things. The posts she has written on the topics are brilliant, from the heart, honest and – most importantly – improve understanding, develop awareness and help those who have questions.
I love how much time, effort and energy Kirsty puts into this blog. Most nights she carves out a little time to write new posts or respond to your comments. Sure, sometimes I wish she wasn’t glued to the laptop screen or fast asleep in the armchair next to me, but I would never stop her (like I could!). As someone who has tried and failed to blog on a regular basis, I can really appreciate the commitment that Kirsty puts into My Home Truths. She genuinely appreciates the time that others – you – take to comment on her posts, and feels it is the least she can do to respond. That really impresses me. And you know, it is a really cool feeling to be impressed by your wife like that.
I am not sure I have enough of the right words to fully express how much I love what Kirsty does here. Every week she shares with you her genuine thoughts and feelings about the trials and triumphs of her (our) life – and I am not just talking about the Monday confessions. I am incredibly proud of Kirsty’s blog.
So there you have it. The truth about My Home Truths. Do you know what those close to you think of your blog? Do you care to share? Go on, confess and start the week off right!
– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!
– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!
Next week’s prompt – do you have a secret talent or skill? Spill the beans! Thanks again to Lisa from Mummy Manifesto for this prompt!