You saw that was in quotes, right…it’s not the people I hate, it’s the term.. I can hate it since I’m not hating a person…and not go to hell.
I just got finished watching the clip of Heather Armstrong on the Today Show. Kathy Lee should be banned from television interviews..for life. I can’t believe Heather was able to get through that without slapping her. Where is Matt Lauer when you need him?
The media wants to group people together as mommy-bloggers.. I feel I am as much a blogger as these other women but I’m no “mommy-blogger”.. I’m nobodies mother.
There are a great number of blogs that I love..and they are written but women and men that aren’t “mommy’s”.. IE: Rimshot, Bri, Biddy, Dolce.. and I read my own blog every once and a while.
I think there are parent support blogs..the whole Q&A to what diaper cream to use and how to get your kid to stop wetting the bed. In my opinion they are mommy blogs, and mommy bloggers that write them. There are many blogs that I enjoy that are written by mom’s. Heather, Linda, Sarah, Lotus, Pumkin.. I do NOT consider these mommy blogs..although occasionally they through out some useful parenting ideas.
Blogs are written by PEOPLE that want an outlet to throw out pieces of themselves and form communities of on line friendships or support systems. Blogs are written to make people laugh, show off your art, brag about your family. There are some people that do it as an additional or sole income.
Sorry to be on my soapbox it’s just that calling Dooce a mommy blogger pissed me off. I read her because I enjoy her stories about GEORGE..the dogs, her parents, her travels. I really enjoy Heather’s creative writing skills..her letters to Leta are hysterical. I do NOT read Dooce for parenting or life skills…I would go to a MOMMY BLOG for that.
Am I totally blowing this out of proportion? I was going to have J watch that story from the Today show, now I’m not cause it will only cause him to look at me funny, knowing I don’t have a “mommy blog”..
Holy cow..I wish I had a $1 for every grammer and spelling error in this post..I was hot.
PS…J wants to start his own blog..he now realizes how many people do it..he said “ooo I can talk about stocks or cars or my history of how I was a miracle baby….”
Yep..looks like we’ll be setting J up this weekend.