He sat scrolling through ALL my blog pages, and read each blog post that I wrote about him. “Mom, I love that you write about me, don’t ever stop blogging”. Hearing this from my 10-year-old, the greatest compliment that I can ever receive as a blogger.
One of the reasons I started blogging was to vividly capture the experiences of our lives together as mother and child. Not only was it a platform for me to express myself, but also a space where I could one day allow my son to view his life through my eyes. Experiences of immense joy, love, sadness, anger, growth and learning.
Sitting at the dinner table, me working while he sat reading and commenting on the stories shared on my blog. “Mom, I’m only reading the blogs that’s about me.” There were some silent moments as he read some deep posts about parenting. Some thrilling moments of demonstrations as he read posts about cycling and play-dates. And some very enlightening moments as he explained some things to me.
All of this started with him reading a blog post about my parents, “Mom, Dad – My Freedom Heroes”. Taking him back into my childhood. This was by far the most rewarding moment for me as a blogger. Having my son sit for 3 hours, glued to a screen, reading my blog!
“Mom, why don’t you write as much about me now?” Came the question as he started scrolling through the most recent pages.
I explained to him that I can write lots about him, but the writing will be different because he is older. And because I write from a very personalised perspective, I need to be even more cognisant about what I share as he grows. He understood this, but still encouraged me to share some more.
“Mom, I want you to write about me and our family so that I know I can always come back to your blog when I need to”
The greatest compliment ever. “Mom, your blog is really good, it actually makes me read” – says @AusomeKai and the excitement as he reads all my posts about him! @safricamomblogs #momblog #blogger #momlife #mommyblogger #myson #childhood #memories pic.twitter.com/v50lRnTZHu
— Chevone Petersen (@ChevsLife) May 11, 2018
12 thoughts on “Blog Validation from My 10 Year Old”
This is so cool! I love that he reads your blog and that you discuss it.
Thanks Kerry, it was an epic moment, one of my parenting highlights.
That really is special. Your son sounds like a fantastic person.
Thank you. He has his own blog at http://www.ausomekai.com
How special! I started my blog when we started our adoption process, so that one day our baby could go back and read it. I love how your son has encouraged you to keep at it! Megan xx
There is so many moments to celebrate and when our children are so young they barely remember any of it. I am sure your son will marvel in joy when he reads your blog one day.
That is so fantastic! I have had my home decor instagram account for about 2 years, so my 9 year old daughter is quite used to me rearranging the house to take photos, but I have very recently taken the plunge and launched my blog. She is facinated by the whole process and although my subject matter differs to yours, I think that it is awesome how these chances that we take and work that we put into achieving our goals influences our kids. I want my kids to grow up knowing that they can do anything, as long as they are willing to put in the hard work. What better way to prove this to them is there than to do it myself?! I see from the comments that he already has his own blog – well done!
It’s so encouraging when our passions are translated by our children in terms of how they perceive it and how it influences their perspective on our online presence. I regularly have to explain to my son that he cannot expect to grow his YouTube subscription if he doesn’t make time to engage with his social media followers. Thank you for visiting.
This is so beautiful. I love that he wants to look back at this.
He is literally sitting next to me as I’m typing this and he’s asked me to share some of my favourite posts with him.
Best validation ever! Think about it – you are his freedom hero. He’s a smart kid with a great mother.
Thank you Shelley – our relationship is a constant work in progress 🙂