My friends and family, while supportive of my writing business, don’t get very involved in my writing at all. Once in a while they will stop by one of my blogs, but they never comment and rarely wish to discuss anything that I write about.
When I first started posting content online, my kids were avid readers. Despite the fact that I’d worked as a technical writer for years they seemed genuinely surprised that I could write short articles.
“This stuff is good.” My one daughter said.
“Yeah, it’s almost too good to be online.” My other daughter answered.
However, as the novelty wore off, they have lost interest in what I write.
My close friends are the same. I can drag them to a computer monitor and show them one of my blogs, but they typically have nothing to say other than, “that’s nice.” I can tell by the look in their eyes that they probably won’t be reading it again.
Sometimes it makes me wonder how I can be so close to people that have no interest in something that I spend so much time doing and put so much of myself into.
However, I guess that’s why I have you, the readers.
Which bring me to my question of the day: is your family involved in your writing? If so, how?
(If not, leave me a comment too so at least I’ll feel like I’m not the only one with an indifferent family.)
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