I've seen a lot of posts recently about how bloggers are starting to become offended by being referenced to as a "Mommy Blogger." I'm assuming the problem these bloggers are having is they believe their writing won't be taken seriously because it only comes from a "Mommy Blogger." They won't be considered a "serious writer," because their only a Mommy Blogger.
Am I offended by this title? No. In fact, I like this title. I am a Mom. I am a blogger. AND, I am a writer. To me, the title is a compliment. I am writing about my life....being a Mommy is a HUGE part of my life.
Apparently "Mommy Bloggers" have a rep as only posting for the opportunity to review [free] products, and have poor grammar and punctuation.
Well guess what, this Mommy Blogger has a college degree in :::gasp::: English!
Writing is what I do. It's what I've always done. I'm good at writing. It has always come naturally to me. I was that girl in school who LOVED essay tests or short answers. Because, even if I didn't know the correct answer, I could "write my way out of it."
In my Senior year of high school, we were asked a question for our yearbook. "Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Many put married with kids. Some put traveling around the world. I wrote, "the editor of a successful magazine."
Am I the editor of a successful magazine? Well, no.
BUT, I am writer of this ridiculously awesome "Mommy Blog" called The Mommy Diaries :)
So, if someone calls you a "Mommy Blogger," take it as a compliment. Don't let other people's insecurities get you down. Be proud of that title, and cherish it. Not everyone can own it.
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