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Friday, February 17, 2006

Do Your Parents Know?

So I'm in the car with my mom, and we are going to Popeyes. I'm on the phone with Trent Jackson, and my mom asks me who is he. I told him a friend from California.

Mom: "How do you know someone from California?"
Me: He's a blooger.
Mom: What the hell is a blogger?

Then I realized... my mom doesn't even know half the things that go on in my life! How do I explain to her what a blogger is? I don't want to tell her its like an online journal, then she'll go into the whole speech about how dangereous it is to put personal information online. Blah Blah Blah, I know.

Me: Its a community of people that wish to share there views online via there personal website.
Mom: [strange look]
Me: It's a very intellectual medium, except for Trent's Blog!
Mom: [stranger look]
Me: Actually, Trent has a book out.
Mom: Ooooooooooo that's nice! So can I buy it in stores?

Now I'm thinking to myself? Do you have to be validated by having a book now a days? Damn! I tell my mom I'm a blogger, and she looks at me strange, I tell her Trent is a blogger and has a book and she is ready to go on his Book Tour. [If only she knew!]

So my question is...
Do your parents know you blog? If so, what do they think?

[mom if you ever read my blog, i love you!]


  • My mom knows I blog. She don't really care cuz before the whole internet thing I used to have a ton of pen pals *receiving a letter in the mail is so much more special than an email* anyways, so I already got the "be careful, people are crazy speech" she knew it was no use in giving it again.....LOL

    By Blogger Ladynay, at 3:48 PM  

  • My mom just started using e-mail. I doubt she could find my blog if she tried.

    By Blogger lj, at 10:26 PM  

  • NO....lawd no

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:24 PM  

  • My mom may have run up on my blog in her travels across the internet. She got her computer about 5 years ago, but she's still navingating her way through cyberspace. She likes to forward the crazy emails. I'm annoyed. She still doesn't understand that she needs to upgrade her computer because her technology is ancient.

    "But I don't use it that much," she says.

    I told her if you buy a car and park it in the driveway, it still depreciates. She'll be ok though. She doesn't use half the software on that thing anyway.

    I certainly don't think she'd have an issue about the disclosure of information (of course I should never put family business out in the street). Besides, I'm not that forthcoming with information. I have a tendency to lean toward ambiguity.

    Like Ladynay, my sister always had pen pals. However, most of them were identified by number... no shade!

    By Blogger Rodney, at 7:25 AM  

  • while i love my family to the utmost, they do not know about my blog. why? not really a reason. i mean, i share with my family a lot but there really is no point in sharing about my blog. for one they would not understand and for two, it is my blog and i have my own right. feel me?

    if there were members of my family that were technologically savy, then i probably would talk to them or share with them about; especially if they had their own blogs.

    By Blogger *Madosi, at 10:10 AM  

  • Interesting that most you guys didn't tell your parents for the same reasons!

    By Blogger ShawnQt, at 12:15 PM  

  • No my mother doesn't know...but I'm scared she'll google something random and stumble up on it...but she's not like a web page reader so I doubt she'll even look at it...I hope.

    By Blogger Valentino, at 2:48 PM  

  • nope, my mother doesn't know and she would be exactly like your mom. Why are you online putting up personal info. that's dangerous.

    By Blogger mytruth, at 9:34 PM  

  • hell to the naw with her nosy ass...googlin me all the fuck up. NO!

    By Blogger Charles X, at 5:43 AM  

  • my mother is stupid

    By Blogger Trent Jackson, at 11:12 PM  

  • I told my mom I blog (I don't think my dad would care to know), of course I had to explain what that meant. I didn't tell her how to access it though . . . I didn't need her all in my buisness like that. She thought it was a cool idea until she found out that I was thinking about going to a blog-social. She lectured me about the dangers of meeting people online and started sounding like the teacher on Charlie Brown: "mwa mwa mwa mwa mwa." I just nodded my head and thought to myself that if she only knew how many friends and acquaintances I have actually met in person that I first knew from the net she'd probably have a fit. Certain things parents just don't get, the internet and blogging happens to be one of them . . .at least for mine.

    By Blogger Shana, at 12:17 PM  

  • yes, mother knows. she's all w/the dangerous thing, too. she used to read and critique which would piss me off. b/c she'd tell me how to talk like you curse too much or stop sayin "nigga." so i told her to stop reading. now i let her know the good time to read. my dad doesn't know. i talk about him. so i don't know if i want him to read it. not that its bad, but i just would rather him not know certain things. i don't know why. i think i might be schizo. the sister started one b/c my mom told her about mine and she thought that was so cool so she got one, too.

    By Blogger jameil1922, at 8:35 AM  

  • Carson Daly does this on his show from time to time, and that is how I foud out about blogging but didn't quite know how to entertain the thought.

    Umn, My mom knows that I spend time online talking to people that I have either never met or I have met and had a kool chill down with.

    I did, get the you are sharing your life with half the world, but then she remembered what I did for a living, and said "I guess you have to have some form of entertainment"

    By Blogger The Divo, at 4:21 PM  

  • moms might know wussup, but she aint necessarily tryin to read about it.

    By Blogger Karamale, at 6:00 PM  

  • I know I mentioned to my mother I blog. I am sure she is not sure exactly what it is. For her it is just another one of my "computer" things.

    By Blogger T. Zac. R. R., at 11:43 PM  

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