This week’s Thankful Thursday is based on Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop prompt: 10 reasons you should be glad I didn’t blog in my 20′s.
In other words, I’m giving you 10 reasons you should be thankful that I entered the blogging world in my mid-30’s and not a decade earlier.
- For starters I didn’t even know how to turn on a computer when I was 18. Seriously, I kid you not. Can you imagine the technical issues I’d have trying to write a blog?
- Is it wrong to break up with my high school boyfriend over the phone, or do I have to wait until we see each other again? Ugh! This is, like, so hard to figure out! (Boy drama, people.)
- My college days were in no way near as exciting as some of those t.v. shows whose characters are in college. I did 8 a.m. classes and worked in the library…no wild frat parties for this girl. How exciting would it have been to read about my latest essay for European lit. class? I’m getting sleepy just thinking about it.
- Then there were the early years of teaching. Long hours of grading papers and planning lessons — yep, that’s a world of excitement there!
- No digital camera. I don’t know if they had them back then, but I sure didn’t. No fun pics to break up those posts.
- You’d be missing out on all the funny things my kids say.
- I guess I could have gone the route of a style-blogger…dresses and blouses with shoulder pads, hair styles to cover the fact that you had to chop your bangs off after getting them tangled in a toothed curling iron… Classy.
- Or maybe I could have done a cooking blog. Let’s see, there was the meatloaf my roommate and I made using vanilla oats because we didn’t have plain oats, the super small potatoes we baked in the oven until black, and the cookies we made with the flour that had weevils in it. (Hey, it’s extra protein!)
- Let’s jump to the later 20’s. I learned that married life is not all sunshine and roses; those first few years, especially, can be tough. There would have been a lot of boo-hoo posts.
- Let’s face it, my life was not nearly as interesting back then as it is now. Back then my lotion didn’t get squirted all over the bathroom, Saturdays meant sleeping in, and Ovaltine didn’t walk itself all over the carpet.
Do you blog? What’s one reason people should be glad you started blogging when you did and not earlier?
And, as always, if you have your own Thankful Thursday post, be sure to link it up and spread the gratitude!
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Julie Moore says
I don’t have a thankful post this week because I had a guest on one blog and am running a link-up on the other. I did, however, want to say in comments that I am grateful for both of those things. The guest (on Fibro, Fit and Fab!) talked about how they were able to reverse Autism in their 3 kids by diet and lifestyle changes. It is a totally amazing story! The link-up has just been plain fun (and features lots of chocolate – bonus! LOL ) and that is always something to be grateful for! 🙂
Thanks for hosting, and I hope to be able to link-up next week! 🙂
That sounds like an amazing post — I definitely need to check it out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
So true about the 20’s. I could not have blogged in the 20′, no internet.
Yeah, I didn’t have a computer until my late 20’s and no Internet for most of it, either.
LOL. When I was in my 20’s blogging was called a D-I-A-R-Y. It was a little book with a key that your actually wrote in with a pen.
LOL — yes! I had a poetry book I wrote poems in; it might be scary now to crack that open.
Xiomara | Equis Place says
I love this idea of a “Thankful Thursday.” Being positive is so important for our mental and emotional health, and sometimes it’s all too easy to focus on the negative instead! So thank YOU for making me laugh today with your hilarious post about why you shouldn’t blog in your 20s. When I hit my 30s, I’ll probably have to do a “Why I probably shouldn’t have blogged in my 20s” post too. ~Xiomara
Chris Carter says
Yeah…I don’t think they even had MADE computers when I was in my 20’s!!! LOL I was too busy running around Chicago getting into all kinds of trouble…actually would have made a really crazy exciting and wild “single” blog…now that I think of it!
See, now that might have been an interesting read! 🙂
Kim@Co-Pilot Mom says
I definitely could not have blogged in my 20s either. Besides having nothing to write about, my tech know-how was also not the greatest. It’s still not *that* great, but better than it was!
I learn something “techie” at least once a week. It’s one of the many benefits of blogging…but I am definitely glad I waited until now! 🙂
Ginny Marie says
Ha! The school I taught in had a digital camera, but it was huge with a teeny tiny screen and very different from the digital cameras we have today. That was about 15 years ago.
My nephew is student teaching now, and I’m guessing he’s learning just how fun all that lesson planning and grading really is! (high school math…fun!)
Technology has come so far in these few years since I was out of the classroom; I’m pretty sure I will be completely lost if I go back!
LOL! I definitely would have been the WORST blogger ever in my 20’s! Love this post! 🙂
I think that is the consensus with a lot of people who read this post — so glad I waited!
Love this! I’m quite glad many of the escapades from my 20s aren’t cataloged on a blog that I probably wouldn’t have kept up past 25…LOL
I should have added that what happened in my 20’s doesn’t all need to be written down and then learned by my kids…. LOL.
the princess blogger says
Yeah, I didn’t get my hands on a computer (outside of school) until I was 25!
Isn’t it funny how times have changed? Today’s kids have access to computers so early, and they know how to use them!