Ruthless Blogger

Mr: So if I start blogging would you proof my posts and promote my site?

Mrs: *Disbelief* You gotta build your own readership.

Mr: Hey, being married to the Holistic Wayfarer must come with benefits. I provide the house you live in.

Mrs: I gave you Tennyson. *Wild card never fails*

Mr: I contributed half. *Shoot*

Mrs: I slaved to build my blog. You think you can just ride on my coattail? I never mentioned A Holistic Journey in my vows.

Mr: *Ten minutes later* I want a cut of the blog royalty later. I’ve given you post ideas.

Mrs: Man does have a point.

101 thoughts on “Ruthless Blogger

  1. Ha! Husband rights go something like this, “you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you by those of us with memories like elephants….” I must admit, the whole “I gave you children and a house thing,” is a pretty sound argument. πŸ˜‰

  2. “I contributed half” Now that’s sound argument πŸ˜€
    You two are sooooo cute!

    And he’s right again in the last part.
    Shoot, Diana you’re losing your touch.

    Mr 1
    Mrs 0

  3. Lol– As I said a few posts of yours back- chemistry πŸ™‚ Although who can blame him. Comments and likes on a typical Holistic Wayfarer post often looks a lot like the ones on Freshly Pressed.

    • I would bet you do. Ha ha ha. He’s learned to bargain more and more fearlessly since knowing me. Rare times he cranks it up (with me or in asking things of others) and when I marvel at his gumption, teases that I’m losing my edge.

  4. This made me laugh. Reminded me of my husband… He lasted all of one day in the blogging world, but has provided me with endless topics for my blog. Mostly at his expense…but still! πŸ˜‰

  5. That was absolutely funny to read! I don’t know if I would read his blog but I definitely give your husband credit for this post πŸ˜€ lovely conversation πŸ™‚

  6. Negotiation is key to maintaining balance on a convergent path. If two bloggers occupy the same house, the non-bloggers have to learn life sustaining activities on their own. You were wise in maintaining the primary blogger position with a negotiated support team. πŸ™‚

  7. No way. Not everything has to be shared in a marriage! As for the house and kid argument – very rocky ground…it should be accepted that you both contribute equally to your partnership.

    • You show us the dialogue is really quite a Pandora’s Box. Ha ha ha. He pulls more than his weight in The Things I Don’t Want to Think About (house repair, All Things Heavy, Dirty or Impossible to Reach, etc). But I scored big in home birthing his son (sans drugs, that is.) I know my worth. LOL.

  8. I love your wild card! But wait–did you ask him for post ideas or did he just offer? Judge, I object! You two are so funny (in case he is reading this..) but Diana is SO much funnier!

  9. Let me know how the whole thing works out. Every once in awhile, my husband makes noises about maybe trying a blog. I’ve actually suggested once or twice that he could try guest posting for me and see how that works. So far (thankfully), he hasn’t wanted to. While I wish to be supportive, I can’t picture myself in the position of editing his (probably inferior) writing, haggling over photos, etc. It could really put some strain on a marriage.

    On the other hand, if he turned out to be a good writer, it could add some spice to the marriage. He could be Cordelia’s Dad, maybe (well, he is anyway!), or we could collaborate.

    Guess I’ll cross that bridge when (if) we come to it.

    • ” So far (thankfully), he hasn’t wanted to.” Ha ha ha ha.

      “He could be Cordelia’s Dad” I sure hope he is. πŸ˜‰

      So you’d rather host Paul than your husband. *laugh*

      “could add some spice to the marriage.” Fun thing to think about. But we have enough fun just talking about my posts, LOL. I’m satisfied with that, thank you very much.

      • ssssshhh – my husband doesn’t know about Paul. πŸ™‚

        My husband has absolutely no interest in my posts, so I doubt that he’ll be too eager to come up with any of his own. It’s good that you and your Mr. talk about your blog since it’s a big part of your life.

      • I’m smiling sadly. Doesn’t know about Paul…?! Zero interest?! Aye….! *Hug* Yes, he looks fwd to my posts. My first year, he said he loved to open them at work and say…”That’s my wife!”

  10. Tricky. Maybe it’s more of the case that he was the inspiration for your posts, but you used your mind to weave him in…and he didn’t see it coming πŸ˜‰

    • “, but you used your mind to weave him in…and he didn’t see it coming ;)” That is so intelligent I almost don’t get it. Ha ha ha. Well, as Loisjay noted, I never asked for his help – so THERE. =)

  11. Stay to your heart, Mrs. Go for it, Mr. There’s room in the blogosphere for many voices. (But will he also reveal he/said-she/said with such delicious edges?

  12. Tell Mr. to buy and wear his own shades and prove himself. But hey you got to admit that he appreciates a winner! Just don’t get too heated in your arguing…you don’t want T caught in the middle of the battlefield of domestic bloggery.

  13. That’s a funny one, and foreign to me. Competition blogging ?

    I made an unwritten rule to never blog about my immediate family. Birth family…different story…so much more meat there !! You two are really charming. πŸ’•

  14. Diana, As you know, communication is the key to a good marriage! Communication with the rest of us through blog posts is just plain fun! My vote is to let him guest blog. Of course, I have ulterior motives to laugh and enjoy this thread of conversation between you and the Mr.!

  15. I think we would all like to see a guest post from hubby on what it’s like to be married to the Holistic Wayfarer. That post would have the potential to bring the house down, both literally and metaphorically πŸ™‚ Yay, vote for hubby!

  16. Hehe. I don’t go overboard mentioning blog stuff at work – afraid coworkers might get tight lipped around me πŸ™‚

    Now, the Mr. – Does he write??

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  18. Great exchange of retorts, Diana. Sure made me laugh. Now for Pete’s sake, cajole or plead or threaten if need be and let us hear/read what’s on your husband’s mind. I have the feeling that he is an excellent writer as well. No?

  19. Now that is just too cute that ‘Mr.’ is know invading your territory. Perhaps he’s aware of your reign here and wants a little spotlight? πŸ™‚

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