As my husband, Marc, and I left our house and walked to his car to begin our weekly pilgrimage to Costco, his phone buzzed alerting him to a new email. He glanced down to check the email.
“Oh, it is your blog,” he announced. “Which one is it today? Do I have to read it or can I just delete it?” He asked.
I knew what he meant, after all most of the time he already knows the stories without having to read them. And why wouldn’t he. He usually has lived through them, either in real time or through my play by play over dinner. Also, since I usually write them in advance of my posting, many times I have him read them way before I hit publish.
But, despite this, I wanted to play with him a bit. “Oh, you can delete it.” I retorted. “You can delete all of them. And, to make sure you don’t get junk mail in the future I can delete your subscription.”
He knew I was playing, and started playing back. “OH, NO!” he begged. “Don’t do that… I don’t want that to happen, not one bit.”
“Well then, behave yourself,” I scolded, “and read like a good boy. Otherwise I will have to take drastic actions. And don’t worry, you won’t be the first person to stop following. I have lost followers before.”
And this exchange made me wonder a few things:
- Does your significant other read your blog?
- Do you track your followers, and do you let it bother you when you lose one?
- Do you un-follow blogs? And if you do, why?