Perhaps you know one or maybe not, but chances are that you have seen their content on social media and you either love ’em or you hate ’em. Who am I talking about? Mommy bloggers, that’s who.
Some so-called “mommy bloggers” hate being called just that as they feel that such a title puts them in this tiny little box that they must remain confined to for all of eternity. They also feel as though such a description of them inadequately gives credence to their ability as a writer or author. Others, well, they welcome and even relish in their “mommy blogger” role.
One thing that I assume most mommy bloggers would agree on is the fact that the general public seems to have a really like or severely dislike relationship with us. You’ve got those that think all mommy blogger content and “their message” is garbage and froufrou. There are others who hate the idea of another parent telling them how to be a good caregiver. And then there are some who could give a flying fudge as to what some blogger’s humble opinion is on marriage, self-improvement, potty training, new motherhood, toddler tantrums, or how to engage with their children.
Yet, there are still those who love the material generated by us hard-working mommy bloggers. Yes, despite the misconceptions some may have of us that we are lazy, don’t work, and share worthless articles, there are also those on the opposite end of the spectrum who open up their phone first thing in the morning to read relevant articles we’ve shared with them. And they are grateful that we have created an online platform for them to visit.
These readers appreciate that someone else is taking the time to pull together content for them so that they can be supported and entertained, but don’t have to scour the internet themselves for relevant information about the journey of parenthood. Most mommy blogger audiences also welcome the DIY craft ideas, the breastfeeding advice, the marriage tips, suggestions on finding and maintaining balance, the meal-time prep instructions, and other diverse applicable perspectives that are provided.
So, what is my point? That if you really dislike mommy bloggers why don’t you rethink your opinion of them. Most are good writers and most are passionate about sharing things that help make parenthood easier, or at least entertaining. You don’t have to like me to respect me, my work, or my mission, and that’s really all I ask of you.