Guest Post: The Bear Behind the Blog

posted on: 10.01.2014

Over the last two years it has become abundantly clear that I could never run a fashion/lifestyle blog. I refuse to believe that my completely worn through rainbow sandals and T-shirts with five hard years of wear would inspire anyone – much less my weekend desires to “piddle around” and unwind from a hard weeks work. I will, however, say that my wife’s blog has consistently inspired me to break my boring weekend habits and seek adventure. Adventures can be as simple as taking some beach photos ten minutes away from the house, or going 3,000 miles to Belize. Either way, the sometimes chore of providing content has provided us with some amazing experiences that I may have otherwise spent sitting on the couch.

This blog is important to my life because it is a forum for expression for Michaela. From the beginning I was drawn to her creativity and lively spirit. In the ten years I have known her there has constantly been an outlet for her driving creativity. I joke about her “concentration face” when writing a witty blog post, or adjusting the exposure to be just right on one of her pictures – but I love that face. The passion and care she puts into even the shortest post make me so proud.

In the end, to me, this blog is and has been the new age photo album for us and for our children to come. Instead of an old book sitting in a cabinet, our lives and experiences will be forever immortalized on the pages of this blog for anyone to see. On a recent drive from San Diego back up to Santa Barbara, Michaela and I were talking about our family trees and realized we both did not know the names of our great, great Grandparents. We could not pick their faces out of a crowd in pictures or steal glimpses of who they may have been all those years ago. The real power and exiting aspect of this blog is opening the windows of our lives to not only the followers now, but the followers to come. 

-Erik

23 comments:

  1. What an amazing post! That's a sweet man you have there Michaela. What a huge blessing to have not only support but also admiration and love. I feel exactly the same about blogging, it's leaving behind a story, a part of us, and it does lead to some exciting adventures and great pictures, even though it can be a bit of a hassle at times. Tell your man Congrats, his blogging debut was definitely a success!

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  2. How sweet! Your dude is so supportive, Michaela- love that! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. This is a great guest post! It's so true that blogging can propel you out of the house when you'd rather just sit on the couch all weekend. Your blog is amazing :) Just followed you on twitter, insta, and bloglovin. Looking forward to future posts!

    Chelsea
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  4. Very interesting point of view! He's so supportive.. that's wonderrful!
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  5. Awww this is so cute!

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  6. Stop it!!! This is seriosuly the cutest!! I honestly could not do my blog without my husband either! He sounds like such a great guy! Aren't we lucky?! :)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this so much! What a great husband!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  8. I love to see when someone has a supportive husband in their lives! It is so nice for you two to share your life with us and the memories you make! What a sweet post!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  9. I love this post! It is so nice to read the voice of the man behind the woman behind the blog :) It is so nice to know that your husband supports you and values your creativity as much as we all do!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  10. My husband writes guests posts on my blog too, every now and then! I love reading posts written by the loved-ones of bloggers!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  11. Aw, that is amazing! So happy to hear how much support he brings you!
    Great blog, so glad I found it!
    xo,
    Amanda
    Hope you may check out my blog, too! :)
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  12. Wow. Beautifully written by a man who clearly adores you! It's truly lovely to hear how supportive and encouraging your husband is! I never thought of blogging as a virtual photo album but now that your hubs mentioned that, it really is true! I love reading your witty posts and browsing through your amazing pics. Keep them coming :)

    xo
    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  13. What a wonderful view point on the blog and wow what a team you both make. I love that you are both whole heartedly invested in this, leaving your mark out here in cyberspace while also documenting your time together. Just beautiful.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  14. What a wonderful post! You have such a great husband!

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  15. So sweet,

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  17. Aww this is so cute! Loved this post!! I wonder if my husband would say the same about me haha :D

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  19. Such a great post and so awesome to see a guys perspective. I totally agree that blogging does push new experiences as an awesome by product! Love it!

    x Diana

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