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!

The Rules…

My Home Truths

– 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!

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26 Responses

  1. That’s really lovely. I have to admit, I am not joining in this week, only because I don’t want to put into words what I think is true.
    Great topic though, and I will read others with interest.
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..Treat Yo Self!

    • Kirsty says:

      Oh Lydia, I’m sorry that’s how you feel. Personally I think you have a kick ass blog – hope to see you joining in again soon x

  2. Zita says:

    What a lovely sentiment from Mr Home Truths! I confess, I enjoy reading your blog! Definitely one of my faves!
    Zita recently posted..to ponder what others think…

  3. Aroha says:

    Well done Nathan, avoided that trap to perfection! 😉 Haha! It’s so lovely that you (he) appreciates what she (you) do with this space. I think my husband would say “I don’t get it!” 🙂
    Aroha recently posted..On Being Pretty

  4. Me says:

    It’s great that you support Kirsty in her blog. My husband is a bit like Aroha’s – he doesn’t get it. He is happy for me to do whatever to keep me happy, but he, personally, just doesn’t get why anyone blogs/FB/tweets – and that’s OK with me because I like that this is my space to vent when I need to or just put into words what I am going through.
    I hope you both have the best week !
    Me recently posted..Woohooo !!

    • Kirsty says:

      It is a double edged sword being married to a blogger. It’s great that he gets what it’s all about but I do have to be really careful about what I put out there. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  5. My hubby purchased Darren Rowse’s Problogger book for me for Christmas, so I think he has embraced that blogging is part of me now. My youngest child, Miss 12 is guest blogging for me today.. you could say she is a chip off the old blog. lol
    Mystery Case recently posted..Miss MC (aka Miss 12) is in the blogging house…..

  6. Oh I wish I’d paid attention to the prompt – perhaps I will join in belatedly next week and twist the hubster’s arm (wish me luck!). Love seeing hubbies like Nathan support their wives in finding and doing something they love (like blogging).

    My confession is a little on the serious side today …
    Janet @ Redland City Living recently posted..I Must Confess – I am a Forgotten Australian

  7. Tegan says:

    It’s awesome to read how supportive your hubby is of your space. I think my partner is happy that I have somewhere to talk other than chewing off his ear lol!
    Tegan recently posted..Brain Dump: The confession edition

    • Kirsty says:

      It was lovely for me to read how supportive he is too. It doesn’t always seem that way when I fall asleep on him – or maybe that’s my guilty conscience kicking in… 😉

  8. Debyl1 says:

    Like your beautiful husband I too am really impressed that you always take the time to reply to those who have left a comment on your blog.
    I understand that this cant always be done but when a blogger does respond I truly do appreciate it.
    Thank you Kirsty.x

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for that Deb. I’ve always tried to reply to all my comments but I often fall behind…like now! I appreciate every comment left here and I feel the least I can do is reply – thank you for everything that you have shared here!!!

  9. Mumabulous says:

    Awesome post Nathan. Dadabulous says he would rather poke his eyes out with a fork than read my blog. That’s actually a good thing for everyone as it allows me to get away with murder!
    Mumabulous recently posted..Tween Angst

    • Kirsty says:

      Yes, that is the one drawback to having a supportive and understanding blogging husband – the fact I’ll never be able to bitch about him on the blog!

  10. Aww your husband is lovely! My man used to read my posts a lot when I first started blogging, but I don’t think he ever does now. His interest in my blog is limited to asking me when I’m going to do a review of a Playstation 4 so he can get one for free (because I refuse to let him buy one).
    Toni @ Finding Myself Young recently posted..What do you think?

  11. Ness says:

    Yes, you should certainly be proud of Kirsty and this space. She’s created such a wonderful community that we all love to come back to each week. Great post.
    Ness recently posted..What Does My Family Think Of My Blog?

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Ness – I love this community and I’m proud of what we have all created here. It’s comforting to have the support of my husband too as I do spend most of my evenings glued to the laptop – so very romantic!

  12. Rita says:

    Loved reading this post Kirsty and Nathan! How lovely is your hubby!
    Rita recently posted..Die Vampire, Die and a pledge

  13. lisa says:

    Your hubby is right, you should be so proud of the posts to do with your son,the special needs kids who needs advocates to help other’s understand.They are actually my favourite ones(ok After I Must Confess)Sorry I took over your blog-I didn’t realise the impact of it until I asked my hubby too. Nathan sounds like a wonderful man xx

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