I recently came across a very nasty blog post by a “mommy blogger”. Her post was beyond mean and it really struck a chord with me. She basically said all mom blogs suck and we shouldn’t waste our time because no one reads them and we’re wasting our time.
Wow. I’ll be honest. That was a shitty thing for her to say. And for me to hear. I don’t know about you other mom bloggers, but I don’t feel that way. I actually LOVE to write. And it just s so happens that most of my writing is about my family and kids. A good writer writes what he knows. And I know kids.
Do I do it for fame and money? Hell no. We bloggers are a dime a dozen and a lot of us write as an outlet. I’m not gonna lie, it would be amazing to actually make money off of it, but for most of us, that’s just not gonna happen.
So why do we do it if it’s that hard to make a living doing it? Because it’s an amazing creative outlet for those of us stuck in the trenches of motherhood. For all those hours that you never see or hear another living soul other than the dog or cat because you’re buried under 15 loads of laundry and dishes from breakfast. For all those hours sitting in the car rider lines, for all those hours mindlessly wiping the kitchen counter for the 10,000th time that day. And for all those hours of childhood memories you’ll never get back. THAT’S why I do it. And, I assume, why other moms do it. We want a visual diary of our kids’ lives. And ours. These years all go by so incredibly fast and nothing can bring them back. But it sure will be nice to go back and read about them, see the pictures, hear the funny (and not so funny) stories.
So while I know a lot of you might not care if Paige finally learned to ride her bike or brush her teeth on her own or if Aubrey loved her new high school, but you know what? There are people who honestly do. It may only be family or friends, but to me that’s enough.
So, thanks for your insights mean mommy blog hater, but I do actually enjoy blogging (as do many of us) and I think I’ll continue on a little while longer, even if it’s only my mom reading my posts.