Men are People Too
I had a funny email exchange the other day in which a friend and I discussed TMI – you know, the concept of telling people way more than they ever wanted to know?
I was encouraging her to remember The Mommy Blogs are also read by men before she described her latest bout with PMS or the wonders of breastfeeding in great detail. She was shocked. “Men don’t read my blog!”, she said.
Oh, yes. They do.
Just ask Mary.
So as a little experiment, I decided it would be great fun to conduct a poll. To you men out there, I can assure you – hand to my heart – that there is absolutely no way I can know who you are if you respond. All it does is count – not locate. I am not outing you but simply trying to prove a point to my girlfriends who are still in denial about their readership.
So, will you humor me? Just click the little box and let us know you are out there, ‘kay? It might just save you from having to read some funky girl stuff that may offend your manly sensibilities.
And trust me, we would never want to do that here.
I am woman, hear me blog!
I voted that I’m a woman, but there are occasionally times when I tell my husband what you blogged about, and he’ll drop by and read your post for that day. Only occasionally, so he probably won’t see this poll, but I’m just letting you know… ;-)
Your poll is hilarious. I am so tempted to do this on my blog! I have been known to put a disclaimer on posts that have girl only content. I just found out my grandpa is reading now. I might have to be more careful!
He hasn’t done this to you, but my husband has commented on Vicki Courtney’s blog anonymously…he was trying to use MY NAME, but couldn’t figure it out. Thank goodness. He would have made me say something nice about Texas A & M!
Aren’t you too sweet! We do have a great yard, but the one in the photo…that would be “Gramma & Grandpa’s”. Gramma does flowers. I just turn the sprinkler off when it rains. Pulling weeds may occur once a year – If I’m without a good book or project to catch up on…
And my DJ (hubby) just ‘doesn’t get’ blogging. “How do people have time to read all this stuff?”
I love your blog, but I have to admit that my husband told me about it and insisted I read. We also have 4 children and can totally relate to all the real life stories. I did not read any blogs before this one.
Yes, I wish I had done this. I thought about the fact that men may read my blog only AFTER posting about the foolishness of using store-brand feminine hygeine products on a trans-atlantic flight.
My hubby has been bitten by the blog bug.. he says “Lisa said this today, did you read Sarah’s…” but shhh! don’t tell him I told you!
I know for a fact of 5 men/boys who read Mommy Blogs:) lol!!!!!!!!!
J and your hubby had a discussion just the other day about one of my posts.
I laughed my head off that men are discussing Mommy Blogs! ROFL!!!!
I don’t know about your man, but if me and the girls are having a hen session…guess who are the first to ask what we said…yep….the MEN!!! lol!!!!
Gotta love ’em!
The voting options are hilarious!!
I never thought of a “dude commenting with a fake girl name”. :-)
11 votes already from dudes!!! I figured there were some men that read mommy blogs but I didn’t think it would be over 5 or so! HA!
My hubby will blog-skim every now and again. Although it wouldn’t bother me, he might be a little turned off to read anything about women stuff. I remember you saying your hubby will occasionally read too. :) They are definitely out there reading!
(Sorry, I accidentally deleted my comment above)
I can’t believe how many men have told me that they read my blog! I try to keep that in mind when I post. Takes some of the fun out of it sometimes :-)
that thought never cross my mind since my husband is so not into blogs of any kind he says he say’s he has other things to do like watch sports or tv. So how may did you get Lisa? marina
You crack me up! I guess I never thought men would read my blog. I guess because it has girlfriends in the title. Who knows, maybe I should do this poll on my blog. :o)
OK, you got me I was a closet reader but now I can come out. How can I get help? support group? JL
This was good! I’ve always thought about it being just for our girlfriends, too!
Have a great day!
Lisa, I am of the masculine gender and I read your blog. That statement is simple and straightforward but somehow it feels like a confession. I keep glancing over my shoulder as I type.
I have been following your blog almost from the beginning. I learned about it from a mutual friend. You know her as your church pianist. I know her as my sister.
I used to check your blog occasionally from work (only at lunchtime, of course). I work in a Department of Defense building and your blog has now been blocked along with potentially malicious software sites and music download sites.
I used to be a casual reader, but now that I know the Federal Government apparently considers your site to be a threat to national security I read your blog religiously. Knowing that the blog was not intended for people of my gender adds to the excitement. I feel like a spy lurking in the inky shadows. Eve and I have a strong attraction to forbidden fruit.
I wish my hubby would get involved in BlogWorld. ;-( He has SO MUCH to offer! I should give y’all his email address so you can persuade him. He has this habit of listening better to other peoples’ suggestions and not mine.
I figure if men are reading my blog then it is divine intervention that they learn a few things about the female existene. I always try to be tactful but women sometimes need to commiserate about these things and if men are reading…then they can just skip that post for the day!