I refuse to link to the New York Times train wreck of an article that is causing us Mommy Bloggers to unleash our wrath and fury.
I’m not going to go into a long, blown out rant because, quite honestly, I don’t have the time or patience. I did JUST start a new PAYING blogging/social networking job, after all. One that will leave me sitting on the couch, tweeting and blogging while my children are playing with lighters and building explosives while sitting in dirty clothes and starving to death. And quite frankly, way too many excellent posts have been written regarding this, many of them saying what I would say…only probably WAY better.
I will tell take a second to tell you what I think…
The author who decided to write the ridiculously stupid blogpost..er…article wanted attention. And now, because we Mommy Bloggers get worked up over crap like this, she got what she wanted. Links to her post, hits on her Twitter account, etc. She did this to take her own personal brand “up a notch” by belittling us Mommy Bloggers and our passion for blogging right there, smack dab in the middle of the New York Times.
Because, by attacking back through tweets, posts (like this one) and comments…we are feeding her frenzy.
I think it’s interesting that many “brands” recognize our worth yet traditional media seems to doubt and resent. Which gives way to those articles that portray Mommy Bloggers in an extremely negative light, written by jealous reporters who whine that we are only doing this for the swag and neglecting our families.
Whatever. They need to get over it. And we need to move on. Because I don’t know about you but I CAN post, tweet, facebook, 4square, whrrl, work for my dad, work for my new awesome social media job, take care of a family AND stress about what people I don’t know or care about think about Mommy Blogging and our conferences.
Now, if you’ll excuse me. I have to go put out the fires in my living room, hide evidence of pipe bombs, clean up the dog crap, and scrape the microwave from the exploded T.V dinners while Tweeting from my iPhone.
UPDATE Just to clarify something…I’m disgusted that someone would pose as a friend/colleague of the MommyBlogger community and then turn into a backstabbing bitch. But I know my reasons for blogging as well as many of yours and she is the one that didn’t blog with full disclosure or integrity. That’s all.