Sunday, February 8, 2015

Facebook Feedback

For this assignment I posted a link to my blog post, "Being an Aunt," on Facebook in hopes of getting a variety of responses. However, I didn't quite get the feedback I was expecting. Instead I got five likes and one comment. The interesting thing about the comment, though, is that it came from my own aunt. She wrote:
There is always a special connection between an aunt and her nieces and nephews. In my opinion, they are your children too. That bond was first created when I got to hold them as babies for the first time. I loved to play games with them while babysitting or in our downstairs' toy room during family gatherings at my house when I was younger. One of my favorite things is do is to talk/text them now they are older because I love to hear about their lives. I know them and will love them forever, just like you know and love Mckay. No matter how old he gets and wherever life takes you and him, he will always have a special place in your heart. I know because I think of my nieces and nephews often and love them with all if my heart.
It was interesting to hear my aunt's perspective on being an aunt. My aunt has been an aunt for most of her life, with her oldest niece now in her late twenties, so being an aunt has played a key role in her life experiences. I remember as a kid going to visit with her. We always did some of the coolest things when we were with her, like going to the nearby zoo or fun center.

Reading her view on being an aunt showed me that the feelings I have for my nephew are enjoyed and experienced by more than just me. It also showed me how much she cares for me, my siblings, and my cousins.

Even though I didn't receive any feedback on what I could improve with this post, I did gain some new ideas to think about as I revise and work on this post more.


  1. I think it is a high compliment when your essay allows someone to connect so closely to your experience. It is great to know that there are people who can relate to our experiences and emotions especially when those people are those we care about.

  2. I think it's really cool that your aunt would post something about your own personal experience on being an aunt. It's as though it created a new bond, a recognized relationship that you both experience from different perspectives. What sort of ideas did this give you for revisions and further development?

  3. Haha sorry I was one of the five likes... Like what the other comments said, that is really cool that your aunt posted that though. I feel like that could lead into something else, like one of those generation stories or something.