This post is inspired by the lovely Sarah from Mum of Three World. Yesterday she said two of her children were going to start blogs and I thought straight away
If my son does the same, will he upload photos of me with pre-brushed hair, red eye and a manic expression? Will those pictures stay forever in cyberspace like images we warn our teens against putting on social media, in case future employers and potential partners decide that throwing up in public, or shagging a lampost moves you firmly into the ranks of the unemployable and undateable forever?
Will this signal the beginning of a whole new epoch of mini-bloggers, as we’re slowly vanquished by munchkinbots we’ve whelped, weaned and worried over year after exhausting year? Will they be grateful for our guidance, devotion and service? Hell, NO.
But if I know my son, any blog he’s likely to create will contain pages of anatomically improbable superheroes, his own funny and brilliantly illustrated stories, as well as Minecraft buildings that make Frank Gehry’s look square.
I wish for Sarah her children will also immerse themselves in their own bloggy fascinations and leave her well out of it.
Do let me know what you think of your child exercising their right to blog. I’d love to hear.
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Thanks very much for the mention! I’m very pleased to have inspired you.
My kids are still getting to grips with the technical side, but they both have a post live! Daughter has had more help from me, but has worked a fair bit out for herself too. So far, so good – they’re not intending to post anything embarrassing about me 🙂
Get that in writing Sarah (your last sentence!) Kids are amazing with technology aren’t they? Your daughter sounds like she’s taking off. My son knows more than me and is completely at ease with it, whereas for me I’m in a constant state of hypertension that blog is going to disappear in a puff of smoke with 3 years work evaporating to mix scientific metaphors, but you know what i mean. x
Brilliant in terms of the coding / design / creativity balance – a reasonably safe form of expression in a digital era. Don’t worry, I’m not 86. I wonder how many miscommunications and downright fibs would be contained in the content though 😉
You’re right – scary stuff. “My Mum emotionally abuses me” might be his interpretation of not being allowed on XBox more than an hour on weekdays. Eeek