Revenge of the Blogger’s Wives

I remember the good old days of tap tap tap late into the night and my wife yelling at me to get off the computer and stop blogging my life away. But now I prepare breakfast for the kids while she prepares her morning blog post. Even worse, my email jams up with comments directed to her blog. And don’t ask me for a link to it here . .

Things are worse at Jordon’s blog. In his sickness, his wife has executed a hostile takeover, despite singing a pre-nuptial agreement saying she would never blog there.

As for Derek and Amy’s blog, I only see one link to Derek’s thoughts and 6 to Amy’s.Although I should tell you, Amy is the web designer and coder in the marriage and was posting at Shookfoil.org a long time before the joint-custody of their current blog.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

4 Comments

  • I too have felt a cold shadow looming over my shoulder recently as i blog. My wife, Janelle is a chef and runs a cooking school part-time- now she wants to start blogging her recipes! Where can I hide my laptop?

  • Hi Andrew,
    I joked with Jordon it was because his blog needed some help. Sadly it is because of the neuropathic pain that he has been getting because of his diabetes. Pray for him as they are running a lot more tests as the doctors fear something a lot more serious. He is posting when the pain is less but for now I am running the blog.

  • andrew,
    since opening her blog account with squarespace, i think my wife has entered nearly twice as many entries in half the amount of time that i have had mine.
    we can only pray for the day that our strong and wonderful wives find a voice that people will listen to in the church. part of my vow to her on our wedding day (since you mentioned jordan’s) was to do everything in my power to help her to become everything that God desires her to be. it would appear (at least from the number of entries) that the blogosphere would be one of the places where that needs to be worked out.
    many blessings on the blogs that flow forth from the jones’. may we all be able to keep up with them.
    http://tribalicous.squarespace.com
    http://zhook.squarespace.com

  • Truth be known, Mr. Jones, I started my own blog precisely because I had a lot of conversations I hoped to begin and didn’t wish to hijack my husband’s blog in order to do it… and yes, early on, I too would try to gently remind (read: nag) Mr. Nygren that the person with whom he lived was in need of at least as much of his time as the twenty-some-odd bloggers whose sites he frequented. Now I’m the one up late — or, like today, up early — to get my thoughts down and check up on friends’ entries…
    (The first step is to admit I have a problem, right?)
    PS — I’m a HUGE Mum Jones fan. God bless the Better Half Brigade…

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