Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Mommy Blog Smackdown!
So, if you are a mommy blog follower you may know there is a little controversy building.
It could turn into Blog Wars - I will freely admit to a little tingle in my drama bone.
It seems there are two camps - the 'blogger purists' and the 'sell outs.'
The blogger purists believe that mommy blogs are to build community. A place for support, advice and wisdom. A place to air your grievances, confess your parental sins and laugh at the crazy situations you find yourself in. Excellent - I agree. That's my camp.
The sell outs are using their blogs to make money. They have advertising, giveaways (which are secretly promotions) and may even sell stuff. Uh-oh.
I have blogger confusion.
I think the purists will place me firmly in the sell out group. I do have advertising (feel free to click!) I am hoping to have a little income. It's not for shoes and pedicures. OK, well I might get a pedicure now and then and I did get shoes recently but am I supposed to go barefoot and snaggle toed because I have a blog?
I do want community. I would love advice - funny, friendly, supportive advice only please - I'm sensitive. I do confess my sins here. I also want to pay the bills and stay home with my baby. Where's the harm? You don't have to use my advertising (but I highly recommend that you do.) No one is forcing you to use my Amazon link or tune in next week for a really great giveaway from KidsKonserve. Sure KidsKonserve is a company run by a friend of mine but she's a mom and their products are great and save trees - so that makes it OK right?
My blog entertains - I think. I hope it has some value. I need a new group. A bigger, all encompassing box to fit in. The Purist Sell Bloggers, hmmm. The Pure Out Bloggers - might be misleading.
I think I'll settle for The First Amendment, Can't We All Just Get Along Bloggers - catchy.