August 28, 2006
keeping the peace
I read quite a few blogs, some regularly and others when I come across them on blog explosion. For the most part the blogs are fun to read and sometimes informative. I like this about the blogging world. Lately, I've been noticing a lot of women, mothers and non-mothers a like, posting on their blogs about how they "hate mommy bloggers" Hmm. Hate is a strong word.
I have to be careful when I think about posting here. The Hot House Momma blog is for fun. A lot of generalities crossed my mind. First, I feel like maybe I am taking the mommy jabs a little to personally. Since I am a mommy and I blog. So I must be a part of this disliking mommy bloggers. This got me to thinking about people who blog. Most people who are married, or have friends, dating what have you talk about their spouses and or friends on their blogs. The posts we write are stories about our lives and who is in them.
I see no difference in posting about these elements of your life and posting about your kids. What bothered me the most about the bloggers posting about hating mommy bloggers, were the ones that were mommys themselves. Are they trying to hard to get away from the stigma that I guess exists about blogging about your spawn? Really what is the difference. You still are a mommy that blogs. Yes, we all have things going on in our lives, but having a family is a part of your life.
A good portion of my blog is about me and my life. Bloggers are generally narcissistic and self absorbed. right? Hey let's talk about me? haaa. I do occasionally post about the HHKids because they are a part of my life. I guess the part I don't understand is why all the hating? I mean don't you make a choice to not read any individual blog if you are not interested. Wether it be a blog , on sex, religion, music, freckled pigs, pickled eggs and mommy blogs, etc. Just don't read it.
I just don't see the need to post about hating some generlized group of bloggers. There are plenty of blogs that I would rather not read and books just the same for that matter. I guess I just don't feel the need to post about how I hate them.
There are way more cool bloggers out there, then the few I mentioned.
Have any of you noticed this in blog land? Do you care? I did for about the few minutes it took to post this to my blog and then realized that I blog for me as an outlet and along the way I hope that some people can smile or idenitfy with what I might be dealing with.
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