Just when you’re thinking it’s Saturday and this Mini-Blog Challenge is over – I’m blogging again – BOOM! The week in Joi’s world doesn’t end on Friday people. She’s a seven day a week kind of woman!
Today’s prompt? How does your family react to you blog? Oh my! I’ve been waiting all week for this one…
My BIGGEST blogging fan by far. He reads every blog within a few hours of me publishing it. How do I know? He emails me a comment like this every time:
You are amazing! If I hadn’t watched you grow, I wouldn’t believe how amazing you are!!
You’re an unbelievable writer! Of course I knew this when you were 11.
Did you really have to use the F word? You are a super star anyway!!
Could I love him any more? NO!
You read how I almost missed the boat on him when I called off our wedding. What more can I say? He loves my posts and my writing but he HATES all the social media that comes along with it. When I first started on Twitter, I wouldn’t mute my phone at night when we went to bed and I would have tweets coming in all hours of the night! I would sleep right through it but him? Not so much. I’m lucky my phone is still in one piece!
MY BEST FRIEND
Without Shannon, you may have been deprived of all the wit and hilarity you find here. If we went back just 8 months ago you would find me anywhere but on social media. Thats right. No FB, no Twitter, no Instagram no nothing people. Shannon has encouraged me to pull the stick out of my ass and blog my little heart out...and FB and Tweet and Instagram. Thank you for believing in me Shannon! You created this monster.
THE REST OF THEM…
My brother: Very encouraging but has to be spoon fed posts. ‘Aint nobody got time for that!
My aunts: Love my blog and comment quite often. They are my two mothers in one. I’m not highlighting them because they will have their very own post coming soon….*insert miniacal laugh here*
My male cousins: After the boob job post I received a text from two of them “I’m never reading your blog again.” Got it. And “TMI” with a screen shot of the boob post. Next time I will issue a family warning.
My BIL Timmy: He threatened his friends and co-workers, in the most charming way, to “like” my FB page:
“Friends! Like this page for 1 of 3 reasons:
1) You love me and anything associated with me.
2) You’re just an all around good person that loves to show support to your friends and their families.
3) You have interest in fitness and diet tips from a kick-ass person with 15+ years of physical training experience who is a kick-ass athlete and can whip you into shape just by looking at you! – Allie Capo-Burdick
I love you for that Timmy. Please bully me up some more likes when you get a chance.
What more could a girl want?
How does your family react to your blogging?
Ha, your posts makes me wish I had done more! I love the way you did this. When we were watching your video (I watched it with 2 diff ppl), both were like (IS THAT HER HUSBAND) << your dad, lol! He's a cutie either way! Super awesome that he reads every post! My mother would be the same way about the lingo if I dropped a few! I have read a few posts on this subject the few months I've been blogging and I think you are in the minority having this much support. I love it! IT's very encouraging and your blog is awesome. Good that they know it and don't just think it's a meaningless hobby!
OMG I know!! A few people thought that was my husband – GROSS!!! I had to set the record straight with this post.
I definitely think I’m in the minority with the support I get but maybe it’s because I’ve only been doing it for a few months. They may drop off…ha ha ha!!
Thanks Joi. This has been so much fun!!
“can whip you into shape just by looking at you! ”
Really?! That’s a heck of a lot easier than taking your spin class. Look harder… look harder….
(FTR, took a different spin class this morning. It was freakin’ easy. Guess you’re doing okay getting me into shape.)
Prepare to be stared at HARD on Tuesday!!!
My best friend is the one who originally encouraged me to blog too. And my boyfriend picks and chooses when he reads. Very fun read!
Thank goodness for those besties!!
My family wonders why spend so much time on this. At some point the worked connected with it turned it from a hobby to nearly a second job 😀
Once the $ follows all of a sudden it’s worth it, right? Thanks for reading & commenting!
What a great way to almost end this 7 day blogfest! I couldn’t be more proud of all the ways you have put yourself out there and made the time for this to be important, eventhough you have a full time job-more than full time-Mommy! Honestly, it is you that inspire me to find time to do the things that scare and challenge me and to never say never-find a way! Go for it my friend, this is just your beginning-cant wait to see where it all leads!
I just can’t thank you enough. Not quite sure what I ever did without you!
Aw! I love that your BFF encouraged you to get on social media and that she believes in you! That warms my heart! I ADORE that your dad is your #1 fan and the things he sends you are so dear!! Neither my husband or Ashley’s husband really ever reads our blog. We have a smattering of friends who read, but they don’t do it regularly. Ashley has two uncles that read and comment on EVERY SINGLE POST. They are the biggest family supporters we have. Now my 13 year old has subscribed to the blog and he is reading each post…which is a mixed blessing of sorts. GAH!
We’ve come to terms with the fact that most of our IRL friends and people just aren’t into our blogging. –Lisa
I think maybe because I’ve only been blogging for about 6 months that I have so much support! We’ll see who’s still reading a year from now:-) Oh no! Your 13 is now reading? That is definitely a mixed blessing. You could write a post on that alone!! Thanks Lisa. I love you Dose Girls to pieces!!!
Wow – you have an amazing support system of family and friends for your blog!!!
Chris (husband) reads every single post and usually sends me a text with a comment. Other than that, it is very rare for any of my family to even read and even more rare for them to comment. I think several of my friends read occasionally but hardly ever comment.
Thankfully, Chris doesn’t mind the time that I spend on my computer!!
That is great your husband is so supportive, although I could’ve guessed that from what you’ve written about him. I think a LOT of my friends read and never comment…which is fine, as long as they keep coming back!
This was fun to read – so great that your family is so supportive. My parents are my biggest supporters and I feel bad that I interpreted this prompt to include just my kids and husband. Future post for my parents for sure! Lol about your male cousins and the boob post!
She probably did mean just your immediate family. I’m known for taking things too far! Looking forward to a post about your parents…sounds like it will be a good one!
My husband’s reaction to my blog is very similar. He’s very supportive and loves to read my posts (and often catches the errors/typos I miss!), but I think he could do without all of the social media. I was never on any social media until I started WISM, and I still haven’t taken the Twitter plunge yet. Coming soon… My mom and dad read & comment on my blog too. Gotta love the family support!
I can’t believe you’re not on Twitter! Twice I’ve gone out there looking for you and then I remember. Please share your tweets with the world. It will be a better place because of it!!
I’m not on Pinterest. It’s like my last thing and I just can’t pull the trigger.
My husband is the lightest sleeper and he gets pissed when I get tweets from underneath my pillow. I sleep right through the vibrations!
Your dad is so awesome. My mom is like that – reads every post and admits it. The rest of them – it can be like pulling teeth.
If I put my phone on vibrate it usually does the trick but in the morning he will say “Who is texting you?” and I’m like oh it’s tweets or Instagram and he just rolls his eyes.
So glad you’re mom is a big supporter. It makes a difference when someone that close to you cares so much!
Gosh, Allie! You’ve got some great support from your family. Way to go. Mine, not so much. My mom reads but never comments. My brother sometimes goes: Hey, you still blogging? I’m like: Duh, if you checked the page, you’d see that I do! LOL. My other relatives are sometime-ish with it, but I have good friends who give me a lot of support, both on the blog and on social media. Yay to them!
I’m very lucky but I also have only been blogging for 6 months or so. We’ll see who’s still reading a year from now!! Yay to all your friends…the others are missing out on a great blog!!
First of all, I am honored that you put me in the same category as your MOM. She would be so very proud of ALL of your accomplishments. Kick-ass instructor, supreme athlete, good friend to all, author, great wife, but most of all, a wonderful and caring Mom to not one but two very active, adorable boys. Most women can’t find the time to even get in a work out let alone sit and write a blog for 7 days straight!!! Blogs which include sharing your soul, adding humor and a little piece of advice to all. I only have one word to describe you Allie
If it were not for the love, strength and support of you and Aunt Carla I would be none of those things! You inspire me everyday with the women (and mothers) you are. It’s because of my ROOTS that I can do and be all of these things! I couldn’t love you more!!! Thank you for always being there for me.
Wow! Your family is very involved and supportive of your blog. Good for you! Heck, good for them! My family hardly knows what a blog is. #mbc
They’re supportive NOW…we’ll see how many are reading a year from now!! Sometimes it’s better if they don’t know:-)
That is so awesome about your dad! I love that he questions your use of the F word but reads and support you anyway! He sounds awesome. As does your best friend and everyone else. And 3 sets of twins? Not even close to being funny.
He definitely is the BEST. I’m very lucky.
Nothing funny about 3 sets of twins and only 4 adults at any given time. AHHHHHH!!!
I LOVE how supportive your family is!! My hubby reads, my Mom reads, and my kids read too – although they try not to let me know – it comes out every once in a while (they like reading comments too!! Lol). It’s actually a bonding thing for us since they have two homes – they can always read about our home anytime!
That is such a cool thing that they can stay connected through your blog. What a gift!!
My hubs likes to read the comments too!!
My husband is a blogger so he supports me fully. I know my MIL creeps on my site but doesn’t say a word. It’s strange when friends and family let me know that they read my blog (although it is out there for the world to read). I’m still getting used to it nearly a year later.
Good to know that never gets old. I mean, I know I put myself out here but it’s SO weird when someone I don’t know that well will say ‘oh I read your blog’ – I get embarrassed but then I’m like…isn’t that the point?? I feel you!!
Oh my goodness! Your family is really into your blog. My mom and my cousin really love it but I don’t think my brother has ever read my blog. My friends think I’m totally crazy and don’t get it!
OMG that is so funny about your friends!? I would think they would be all over it! Then again, quite of few of my friends definitely read my blog but then never say anything about it to me. Girls are weird!!! For what it’s worth, I love your blog and totally support you.
Laughing at the reaction of your male cousins. I don’t even think most of my family knows I even have a blog. My immediate family doesn’t read it except every now and then. I think a few of my friends read it.
You’re definitely in the majority with that! You’re probably better off too…