Lately, it seems we've stumbled upon a way to make blogging a bit easier on both of us. Daddy has taken on more of an Editor-in -Chief role when it comes to our place and it's a role we're both very comfortable with. When mouse posts, she just saves a blog in our draft folder, Daddy then reads it, we discuss it if needed and then he'll schedule it for publishing. There are times that mouse has much to say -- then there are times she's really got nothing, like the previous week when mouse barely said boo.
Daddy doesn't edit or change mouse's words. Sometimes he'll just keep it in the draft folder and ask mouse to better clarify what it is she was trying to say. There are posts where Daddy will say, "Distracted again by shiny things, mouse?" and yes, most likely he'd be right. If mouse is angry with him -- he doesn't care -- he cares, of course, mouse is angry with him -- but he doesn't care if our readers know that mouse is angry -- or if he did something thoughtless. It doesn't happen very often or lately...but we've already talked about it -- should it come up. Because, mouse was a bit worried of giving him that kind of control over her words.
We began doing this in January of this year, and it's been a huge success. Since now mouse can blog by email and have things automatically saved (not published) he can read it (he does make time to read) then schedules the post publishing or just publishes it after he's read it. What he won't publish? Sometimes mouse will think of topics that seem interesting to post about, so she'll kinda prompt herself to write about it. It's never a complete post, more like a few words, like the bullet blog post she did. That was really a collection of random thoughts that just had no place as full posts. Yet in bullet form, made up a blog post! Thanks Daddy for suggesting that mouse do that (not to mention cleaned up the draft section a lot).
Lately, it seems because mouse hasn't been writing much. Daddy will schedule it for the next day or publish it immediately. He likes it when mouse writes more but understands it when she feels, she's got nothing to say. There's also something else...one of the blogs mouse reads has her just (said in her perfect imitation of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind) pea-green with envy. The Dish with Ward and June, has a wonderful approach, each post is written by either of them, but they always include the others feelings into each post. The point of view is wonderful and very refreshing. Yes, more than once has mouse gotten a little pouty over the idea because it's like each post is written by both of them. Sometimes they write posts together going back and forth between them. Daddy's nixed the idea more than once, saying firstly, we don't want to copy or usurp their idea that makes their blog unique and stand out, but also for us, if Daddy feels he needs to say something publicly he can leave it in a comment. He just doesnt feel the need to add his voice to mouse's conversations.
Moreover, and this is something that makes mouse want to just turn this blog back to pink Daddy believes that others like Ward, DV and Sir J do a fine job of giving the Dominant or HOH voice than he could. This miffs mouse a little, since there are far too few dominant voices that she's found (and of course she's partial to Daddy's voice). These other bloggers do a wonderful job, and mouse can't be sure, but she thinks he feels adding his voice would be redundant.
Still, Daddy does talk with mouse and we do discuss the blogging world and mouse loves that!
It's also mouse's 4th year in the blogosphere! And Daddy said he's very proud of that.