Monday, February 06, 2006
Amanda the Audioblogger
My daughters both have blogs.
I don't think that I have ever posted that here because I wasn't sure if I wanted their blogs to be associated with mine. Also because I wasn't sure if they would actually blog.
It was hard to get them to put anything up there. Even just a few lines about their day, at least until Veronique started to comment on their posts. Then, suddenly, they were interested in posting. She knew this and so she would comment on their blogs whenever she had the chance.
When she died, both of my daughters abandoned their blogs. At first, I didn't say anything about it because I was split in two between wanting to do the same thing and wanting to pour my heart into mine.
A few months later, I asked them if they wanted to blog and Amanda told me flat out that she didn't want to anymore because no one would comment.
I knew by "no one" she meant Veronique and I again left it alone.
And then, on Friday, Amanda was telling me a story about the 100th day of school (which was on Friday) and when she finished, she was out of breath (because she has inherited my ability to talk exactly 1.8 miles per minute) and walking away when she suddenly turned around and said "Mommy, I want to write in my blog."
I put my hand under my jaw to keep it from smacking the ground and got up to log her on. She sat down for a few minutes and started typing and then got distracted. I was in the kitchen washing the dishes when she came in with Trin and said that Trin was keeping her from blogging.
-insert the little light bulb above my head here-
So, I set her account up with audioblogging capabilities
and she did her first audioblog. I am hoping between her being able to audioblog and the new counter I stuck on there, maybe she will be a little more enthusiastic about blogging.
Amanda is like me in so many ways and one of them is writing. She is the only one of my girls (yet) to take an interest in writing and I am trying to help her to use that without pushing. She loves to tell stories but she lacks the patience to write them down. Hopefully audioblogging will give her an outlet until she is ready to invest the time to write.
so eloquently put by katehopeeden at 12:15 PM
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