Sunday, September 14, 2008

what are blogs for?

I set up a blog for Olivia's artwork, to stop it getting rumpled and crumpled and lost to posterity - this morning Bodhi did his first painting (and ate his first paint) and Olivia suggested putting it up on her blog - I asked her did she not just want to have it for her stuff and she replied 'you put all the things you make that you like on your blog, and the things that other people make that you like. That's what a blog is for.'

Sounds good to me.

14 comments:

Darragh said...

And to me. Do you mind if I use that one? Great story to help people understand what a blog is!

What age is Olivia and what does she do?

:-D

jothemama said...

Olivia is 5! She pretty much does what she wants, despite my best efforts and wrangling ;)

But today, for example, she designed some cupcakes for me.

jothemama said...

Oops, and use away, by all means!

It was a refreshing definition of content for me, compared to the practice of, say, reading other people's posts and writing sneeringly in one's own blog about how shit they are...

tinman18 said...

That's really sweet of Olivia...

What's your last comment about? has someone been doing that to you?

Tell us who and we'll flame them...

jothemama said...

Nah. I think if you don't like a blog, its content, or its style or voice, you should just not read it.

tinman18 said...

BTW, I see I've been added to your blogroll. Thanks!

I feel really honoured. Not as honoured as Lottie, mind, who's on it twice, but it's a start ;)

jothemama said...

Oh, I'm so lazy about my blog roll. Time I started putting the blogs I read on it, really. Don't take offence, if you're not there, anyone. I'll get round ot it in the end.

Of course, Lottie's so good I read her twice ;)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Ooooh too deep for me.

What if all you have is a blog where you can only put things you don't like writing because that's all you have to write?

Olivia sounds just darling.

jothemama said...

Good point X. Hopefully she's a bit small for that sort of journaling yet though. God knows it'll come in time.

jothemama said...

And, btw, as to sounding darling, she can say darling things sometimes alright.

But she also likes to talk about eyeballs, putting her baby brother in the road to be run over by a car (not so much now, though) and insisting that she won't be sad when her granny is dead.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to imagine myself when I was 5 and someone trying to tell me what a blog is.

And to really freak you out, there are young teenagers who've never known life with the internet.

holemaster said...

I'm trying to imagine myself when I was 5 and someone trying to tell me what a blog is.

And to really freak you out, there are young teenagers who've never known life without the internet.

Maxi Cane said...

First time here!

That's a pretty good explanation for a blog alright.

jothemama said...

Hi MC! Welcome.

Holemaster, you seem to have an anonymous doppleganger ;)

Good point though.