It’s funny how you can wake up, have coffee, poop and STILL have no clue what to blog about. Which leads you to go onto Twitter (which I’m so sick of trying to explain to everyone what it is) and see if anything there is a motivating catharsis.
Well today. Twitter actually was just the laxative needed. And I didn’t even have to send out a tweet for a #plunger to cure the #mental blockage.
Today, one of my new found favorites, JessicaGottlieb.com had linked a tweet (don’t ask me what a tweet is Mom, OK?!) to one of her newer posts about being a proud Mommy Blogger. And yes, you can tell her I love her blog. Because she IS that good. But anyway, her post, it kind of struck a chord in a roundabout sort of way.
You see…*deep breath*
I AM a Mommy Blogger. WHAT?? Stop looking at me like that! I am. I…just don’t get paid. In any way, shape OR form, to blog about being a Mommy. I wish I did. But I don’t. But you know what? I’m damn good a doing what I do. Despite the lack of payage(yes, that is a word…from the dictionary in my mind) Because I’m different-ish. I don’t mean strange different so, you don’t have to run off thinking I’m going to do anything weird. I mean, my voice is a little different here. My stories. The way I talk about my life kind of different.
I love. LOVE. Telling people I’m a Mommy Blogger. I think it’s so funny to watch the WTF reaction on their faces. And I think it’s fascinating that the only response, BESIDES what’s a blog is…do you get paid. When I reply to the negative, the next inevitable question is usually asking why I do it then.
Why do I blog? Why do I tell people I’m a Mommy Blogger?
Because I am. Because I am a Mommy. And I write ONLINE, on my blog, about my life…sometimes with WAY too much information than I should.
And I am so proud of myself.
I’m proud of my children. Wait, let me rephrase. SOMETIMES, I’m proud of my children.
But ALWAYS, I love being a Mom. Even when I’m bitching and moaning about it. Being a Mommy was my number one life ambition. And yes, it is an ambition. To raise children into good, productive human beings…is really hard work. It’s just as hard as say, being an accountant during tax season…granted, I’m assuming because I’ve never been an accountant in ANY season.
And I’m proud of myself because I have a really great blog. With really great people that have become my friends.
Plus the fact that my writing, excuse me while I reach over and pat myself on the back, has gotten much better.
And I’ve picked up a couple of writing gigs (which no…I don’t get paid for either one). Which means I should stop having any doubt about my writing skills. Mad skillz…no. Entertaining…absolutely.
When I say I’m a Mommy Blogger. I don’t look down when I say it. I announce it as loudly and as proudly as when I say that I am a Mommy.
Because HELL YEAH. I AM proud. (And no, I didn’t get paid to write this)