2009 28/07

It can be such an ugly color

Honestly, I wasn’t actually planning on doing this post. I have a completely different post written (which I will post tomorrow) but a comment today on Facebook prompted this one instead. So, here goes.

I am a blogger. And I am a mom. I guess that automatically puts me in the pot with the Mommy-Bloggers. Now, I wouldn’t necessarily say that I am a Mommy-Blogger. I am also a wife. I am a woman. I don’t always blog about my kids or my family. I would consider myself a Personal-Blogger or a LIfe-Blogger. I blog about my life. The good, the bad, the present, the past. It is my life and that often includes my kids as they are a huge part of my life.

That being said, let’s go back to the part about Mommy-Bloggers. Apparently there are some people out there, and I should probably just say that there are women out there, who have a problem with Mommy-Bloggers. Some women don’t want to be termed as a Mommy-Blogger and that is totally ok. I get it. We don’t always want to be seen or heard or read because of our kids, we want to be noticed for just being us. Sometimes I see it as a complete honor to be grouped with some very fabulous women in the Mommy-Blogging world and then there are others who give Mommy-Bloggers a not-so-great rep.

But I’m addressing more specifically the women out there who are constantly talking negatively about Mom-Bloggers.

Yes, Mom-Bloggers get a lot of press. You often see them on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and even Oprah. That press is often critical, though, and Mom-Bloggers take a lot of heat for what they write, for their honesty, for putting themselves and their families out there. Of course they receive some positive press as well but that is usually as a result of their tireless efforts of trying to bring awareness to numerous social issues.

I hear these bitchy comments mostly from those women out there who are not moms. And I just don’t get it. Is it jealousy? Are you jealous that these women are successful in their writing? Are you jealous that they have PR companies contacting them daily and they receive hate mail hourly? I just don’t get it. Let me put it this way. I am not a food blogger. I love food but I know nothing about cooking, recipes, fine dining, or world-cuisine. There are other people out there who have a passion for food and blog quite successfully about it. Am I jealous because they are on Rachel Ray? No. I’m happy for their success and continue writing about how my kid threw a fit in the grocery store. I don’t go on Facebook or Twitter or on my blog and complain about them, making snide comments.

I guess I just want to say, get over yourself. I’m sorry that your blog is not super successful and you don’t have hundreds of people commenting daily on your posts. But that is not the fault of Mommy-Bloggers. Mom-Bloggers are an amazingly hard working group of people. They are an unstoppable force of nature.

So, Yay! for you Mommy-Bloggers. And for those women who are out there hating on the Mommy-Bloggers, take a look in the mirror, green is not a flattering color on you!

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