Christina of A Mommy Story wrote a very good post last week entitled “The War Against Mom Bloggers” Go check it out. I am trying to stay out of the personal mudslinging that seems to be going on extraneously of Christina’s sentiments since I am kinda clueless in general…
But I do have three additional comments:
1.) There are good blogs and bad blogs out there of every variety. I have to admit sometimes it surprises me too, the ones that get popular and are pretty much utter crap. But hey, if you look at TV listings on any given night (my beloved American Idol included) or the Billboard chart… it’s not that surprising that some crap rises to the top just as much as the cream. So, if the blogosphere is pissed that some crappy mom blogs have “made it” – they need to take a Xanax or they will have a premature heart attack before they are 50. There are some damn good writers out there, too.
2.) And it really doesn’t matter who is good, bad or anywhere in between… Christina covered this territory but I wanted to reaffirm that we all have different reasons to blog – and for people to bash those reasons…Well. That’s just sad. And if you don’t like us… don’t. read. us.
3.) And while I happily call myself a Mom Blogger, I still think it’s more of a Slice of Life. This blog is not entirely ruled by Declan, his foibles, his triumphs and the fact that the kid is still in Pull-ups at night when he is 4.5 years old (although I really, really, really wish we could ditch those damn Pull-ups). Sure, he is the guiding thread – but it’s about every facet of our life – just like many non-mom bloggers write about everything and anything. And that’s cool.
That’s what a blog is right? Anything you want it to be, including the kitchen sink.