Lighten up Old People
I started this blog thing nine years ago. In those days everyone was blogging. Blogging was the snap thing, the tic-toc, U-Tube of the time.
Blogging was kind of new and people thought they could actually make money blogging. I think maybe some people did make money from blogging, but they were either famous already, had talent or had a specific niche.
Early on, most of my readers were young people, especially young moms. These young people seemed to find many of my posts to be humorous and their comments reflected that.
Many of my posts take a simple situation in my life and for the sake of humor (hopefully) exaggerate a bit or maybe even change a fact or two.
As the years have gone by, somehow my readers have aged a bit. They have gone from young moms to Old People. Now don’t get your drawers in a bunch, I am an Old People myself, I love Old People we just have a different perspective on life.
Where as younger readers found humor in my blog posts, Old People want to problem solve.
“That was funny, made me spit out my morning coffee!”
I now get,
“I would never put up with that, what you should do is…”
I used to get
“Oh my, ROFLMAO!”
Today it is more often
“That is terrible, what I always do is…”
“That was a great story, I had to read it to my coworkers.”
“I think you meant ‘aisle’ not ‘isle’ and you do know that ‘you are’ is contracted as ‘you’re’, and not 'your' don’t you?”
Once upon a time a comment might read
“Oh, I so agree, squirrels are fun to watch.”
“Speaking of squirrels, that ______ (chose a politician) is a big stupid hater, and anyone who disagrees with me is an ass!”
When do people lose their sense of humor and become problem solvers, content editors and political analysts?
Don’t get me wrong, I love any comments, but I am not really looking for problems to be solved, my grammar and spelling to be corrected or unsolicited political opinions. I guess Old People just can’t help themselves.
What you should do when commenting on a post is…wait, am I doing it now?
See, I am an Old People too.