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I don't consider myself a Mommy Blogger. I'm more of a Mommy Re-poster, providing you links to useful and/or humorous information, with my own little comentary.
But, there are other Mommy Bloggers that I follow and love, so I feel like I know what goes on in this arena. These are the Top 10 Misconceptions About Mommy Bloggers, as considered by this author.
I'm sure this isn't news to any of you who actually are Mommy Bloggers, and I'd love to know if you agree with these, or if these, in fact, are just the things that you are thought to be plagued with.
Maybe you really do only do it for the free stuff-- that's fine. Obviously they like your reviews or they wouldn't keep sending you stuff. Maybe you do wear sweats all day every day-- some people would beg to be able to do that at their "corporate" job.
As for uneducated and lacking creativity, I doubt that's true. To quote yesterday's article, "It seems that the frayed brain of a mom desperate for any help she can get, on any given day, no matter how much she loves her kids, leaves for some very creative thinking." You can't make this stuff up. And even if not classically-trained writers in every case, these women are experts on their own topics. Sure, the proofreader in me cringes from time to time, but chances are, they're not writing for the literary critics of the world; they're writing for fellow moms, or simply for themselves.
So give 'em a break. Consider the stereotypes of your own profession-- are you a plumber whose pants hang at the halfway mark of your rear, a lawyer who eats nice people for breakfast, a sales(wo)man whose politeness is seen only as schmoozing? Sure, every stereotype is grounded in some reality, but let's not get carried away.
The Mommy Blogger- some aspire to this title, others dread the mere association to such a group.
Each of our children are the cutest/smartest/
sneakiest/ bratiest/best; each of our partners the most-loving/most-supportive/biggest jerk/best;
each of our houses, jobs, lives the most hectic/
organized/glorious/busiest/best...so I'll try not to compete.
With that out of the way, I can focus on providing you with some good old fashioned information that you may or may not find to be entertaining/helpful/annoying/the best.
Hey, everything's not for everyone. But I bet you'll see something that you like/find useful/recognize
from your own life.
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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