biggest doubter? my husband. he supports my decision to blog, yet he doesn't read it or understand it (no, he isn't being mean he just doesn't read period and to be quite honest I am glad since I confess a little too much about my spending up here).
here's an average conversation between Joshua and myself (imagine Joshua played by John Krasinski & I'll be Jessica Biel)
Ashley talked about making.
Me: "Ashley from According to Ashley - she's a blogger"
Josh: eyeroll "So some random girl said something about this on the internet?... and?"
Me: eyeroll back "She's not 'some random girl' - she is a blogger I follow and like AND she's from NC"
Josh: sigh and eyeroll again
See what I'm workin' with here?
Then this past weekend when Miss PinkLouLou (who is a blogging celebrity in my mind) was at Emerald Isle, NC (in other words "our beach) I said "OMG, PinkLouLou is at our beach!"
You should have SEEN the face he gave me.
After explaining what a "PinkLouLou" was, Josh (once again with an eyeroll) said "So?"
Umm HI someone who I follow AND love to read that isn't even from NC is vising OUR beach - it's a big deal (to me at least).
He's not the only one though. It's so hard to explain the relationship shared between bloggers who follow/comment on each other's posts loyally to a person who doesn't read blogs.
When I say "I just got a NEW follower!" I've been told it sounds like I've added a new member to my cult.
And that's another thing, I know lots of people from home read my blog and like it because they comment on it via Facebook or in person - but they don't "follow" it.
If I try to take pictures in public or if I take pictures at home of random things Josh always says "is that for your blog?" (accompanied by an eyeroll usually) and when I respond with a "yes" he poses the question "why would anyone care that you found a new nail polish you like?"
It's useless. I love him, but it's a waste of breath to TRY to explain this world to him or to some people who don't read/write blogs.