He’s Not Heavy. He’s My Blogger

He’s Not Heavy. He’s My Blogger

by Yvonne Nardone

me and yvonne

My husband is Tom Nardone. Anyone in a relationship with a blogger might have the same issue as me. He is obsessed with blogging, but I think he is even more obsessed with bloggers. When I say obsessed I don’t mean He loves to play games or go to the gym (ha ha). I mean he has lost 40 pounds because he’s so busy blogging that he won’t stop to eat.

He not only blogs but now he has joined your community of bloggernaughts to interface with. For him It’s seemingly a blogger love gone cult. He knows and communicates way more online than in real life. But to Tom this is his real life. Don’t get me wrong I’m proud that he’s found a stage for his bizarre and controversial opinions. Blogging also makes him happy.

Tom is obsessed with his blogger stats and checks them like a 60 year old woman playing video poker. 300 hits is an all cherry day. His day is shot if people don’t like him or comment. I really liken it to a gambling addiction. Tom sits in front of his laptop after publishing a post, as if it were a video game. He used to bring me his laptop to show me a map of the world on goggle analytics, to brag to me about the wide span of his readers or as I will call them followers. “Hey babe! Check this out they love me in Australia” or “Hey babe! Look I am storming across Europe!!” He pretends not to care that I don’t read his all of his blog.

This happens to be true. I don’t read all of his blog. I think Tom is a brilliant writer and he connects well with his readers. The problem is that I have heard this shit a thousand times before, and since I don’t agree with half of the shit he says, I find it to be a reminder of the aggravation of his twisted and non-sense views. Sometimes when I read his blog I just want to pretend we are not related.

I have not been working, so I have enabled Tom to spend all of his free time on this. My Tom is ADD so I have been keeping track of the location of his wallet, and keys. I pay all the bills, I beg him to please bring me a load of laundry down to wash, and I am convinced that were it not for my involvement, that he would leave the house and go to work, with two unmatched shoes and not give a shit one way or the other.

I just bought him a new pair of shoes with the child-like Velcro straps (that I hate) which he insists on. Tom continued to wear this other pair of shoes that had holes in them because he says he likes them. I of course exercised my spousal privilege and threw them away. He cried like a girl about it. He actually said “Fine, I’m going to throw something away that you like to wear” Yah right! He doesn’t have the balls. I dare him to do it.

The only thing he has to do is put gas in his car and go to work for 40 hours a week. I have allowed this life style because I was laid off, but I am going back to work and Tom will have to become an adult.

Tom’s life is going to change dramatically. He will have to not only take the trash out to the garage, but also put a new bag in the can. He will have to match his own shoes and keep track of his own keys. He will even have to cook dinner as he will often get home before me. He will even have to take the initiative to put down his laptop long enough to take a shower, as I will not be here to prod him.

The truth is that Tom is a wonderful person, and he always steps-up just like he will when I start working. I have always known that I can depend on Tom to be there when I need him. He loves me more than anyone ever has, and it brings him to tears to see me disappointed in him.

It is also true that he is the funniest person I have ever seen when he gets mad. I am looking forward to the show.

Help me. I can only spread so much bullshit by myself.
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14 Responses to He’s Not Heavy. He’s My Blogger

  1. Jessica says:

    For some reason this blog post randomly linked to a post by me and as the curious blogger I am (your husband can explain) I just HAD to check out where this link came from.

    I just wanted to say that you’re a gifted writer yourself. I loved the love and sense of humour that this post conveyed.

    BTW your husband should count himself as lucky considering that you at least read some of the stuff he writes. My has never read anything at all and don’t care the slightest about this part of my life, which feels a little sad sometimes.

    • I do jessica. I am Tom Nardone. That was my wife doing a guest post on my site. She is funny as Hell so I begged her to write something. We had a great time editing it. Sorry your husband doesnt read your posts.

      I will pass this message along to my wife. she will be thrilled.

      Thanks for taking time to comment

      • Jessica says:

        That was a quick reply! She’s correct about your blogging obsession. 🙂
        Cheers to you both and best of luck with your future blogging ventures!

        • And to you as well. I would suggest that you do two things. Involve you husband in your blog stories. Blog about him and let him see the comments others will make about him.

          I did a blog with Yvonne recently where we debated my summer Honey-do list line by line. We had a great time doing that together.

  2. jadereyner says:

    Ha ha, great to hear about him from the other side! Wish I had 300 hits a day! 🙂

    • She’s actually referring to my other site Jade. It’s the same stuff. Most of the traffic I get there are from family and friends. The site you go to is more for me to communicate with other bloggers. That’s the site I seem to pay more attention and have a greater love for these days.

  3. tinkadele says:

    I started reading this the other day when it popped up in my reader but I ran short of time, thus I have returned! I loved reading a females view on the man that is: Tom Nardone! I love that your wife likened it to a gambling addiction, so true. Good job. 😀

  4. Yes, I have released my Zeus’s grip 4 or 5 times and allowed my wife an opportunity to relay to the world how awesome it is to have access to Tom Nardone. It is not fair to provide her with such an amazing and entertaining life and not give her an outlet to share it.

  5. ksbeth says:

    you two are a perfect match! like feral cats and tuna! she is hilarious too )

  6. Beth Hewitt says:

    What’s not to love. I am also a blogging addict, but there are far worse things I could be doing with my fingers so I’m not going to be do hard on myself! Blogging Rocks!

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