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To Blog or Not to Blog

By Cody |

My decision to start blogging for Babble probably ranks to many right behind my decision to become a telemarketer. It’s no secret to those who know me, I’m a quiet person. I prefer quiet places, only speak when spoken to, and avoid crowds. When I first told my parents when I was a freshman in college that I had been hired by a local telemarketing company to sell telephone service, my mom said something along the lines of, “What? You’ll get fired!”

Eight months later when it was time to leave on my Mormon mission, I had not been fired by that telemarketing company. Even though most of what I learned from that job was that being a telemarketer sucked–people are mean to telemarketers–I also learned that forcing myself to use my voice could be a good thing.

I expected to hear similar concerns when people learned that I decided to start blogging for Babble. I am pretty sure my wife thought I was joking when I told her I would consider the possibility. When I told her I would do “that blog thing,” I had to say it three or four times before she realized I was serious.

Here I am doing what I never thought I would do and here are some of the reasons why I decided to take the blogging plunge.

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Why I Decided to Write a Blog

My Three Girls

The main reason I decided to start writing a blog was for those three girls. As part of my social inabilities (at least that's my excuse), I too often forget to tell them how much I love them. Writing a blog gives me many opportunities to let them know that I love them.

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Cody is a father, husband, practicing attorney, and loyal football fan who is outnumbered by girls in every area of his life. He's also been known to drink maple syrup straight out of the bottle. Read bio and latest posts → Read Cody's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “To Blog or Not to Blog

  1. Kim Q says:

    So, so sweet.

  2. Bud Harris says:

    I appreciate the sentiment and plan to follow your blog, but frankly, I’m not buying it. You have to have certain egocentric motivations to blog, and I say that as a blogger myself (onofamilia.wordpress.com). My family looks exactly like yours, and my kids would know I love them just as much if I put notes in their lunchbox. Blogging, at its best, however, generates conversations like these.

    1. theycallmecody says:

      I appreciate your response. Without getting into too much detail in the comments section, I will just say that the struggles I have in showing emotion publicly towards my family has been a major point of concern with my family–specifically my wife. Writing a public blog allows me to share my feelings for my family on a public platform, which is something that is important to my family. If you do continue to read my blog (or if you read my wife’s blog), you will learn that my wife and I nearly divorced a few years ago because of that problem. I promised her then that I would make changes, and this is one of those changes.

  3. Bud Harris says:

    Thanks for putting that out there, and I look forward to reading more.

  4. Athanasia says:

    I read your wife’s blog daily though have never commented. I share some of her struggles. Anyway, I think it is way cool and awesome that you are doing this. My husband and I have a friend whose wife divorced him after 25 years of marriage for the same reasons you cite for beginning this blog. I say more power to you! You’re qife Nd children Re quite blessed to have you in their lives. God bless you all!

    1. theycallmecody says:

      Thank you for the comment.

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