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Mom Bloggers Had A Tough Week…

by Carol on April 26, 2013

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So taking a step back from deals…

I can’t wait for this week to be over.

There have been 3 articles (that I know of) that have been demeaning to us stay at home moms who blog for income. Yes, I blog for enjoyment but I do make a little bit too. I have an overhead just like any other business.

But I digress. Let’s talk about these articles.

Wall Street Journal’s take on Mommy Bloggers. It sucked. Basically says that mom bloggers use conferences and press trips as an excuse to escape their families. Um NO. I never want to escape my family. I love my family. If I wanted to escape I would get a 9 to 5 job. But I CHOOSE to stay at home to raise my munchkins. Sure, press trips are fun, I want to do more. It is great to expand my knowledge, network, and grow, which is what ANYONE would want to do for their career. It’s unfair to think that all mom bloggers do it for the perks. Perks don’t pay the mortgage. Believe me, if I could pay my mortgage with swag I would ;) And I need to make this clear. EVERY opportunity I get involves my children. I put them first and foremost and will always do so.

NEXT, a blog who I have never heard of until now, who I am not linking to (sorry) took it upon themselves to write a scathing article on a friend of mine, Marshall Weinbaum, who happens to be a PR rep for Disney. There was a photo that was taken out of context that this blogger ran with and painted my friend in an unflattering (and untrue) light. I will go on record to say he is an upstanding, funny, and professional man. The funny thing is the article was written by a mom bloggers who basically said that mom bloggers will do anything for a Disney press invite, or any invite for that matter. They also do not have their facts straight. In my humble opinion it was a way to drum up drama and page views. An article bashing one of the blogging community’s best reps? Yep, that would get the attention of the mom blog world and go viral. But unfortunately this blogger pissed off a multitude of bloggers in many different niches by attacking a respected partner.

It’s a damn shame when bloggers would stoop so low as to bash someone they do not know. It makes me lose respect for those who bash openly without any information. Judge if you will, but be prepared for the backlash. The 15 minutes of fame you get by going viral will soon fade, and the lack of professionalism will come back and bite you.  That’s karma for ya.

Incidentally – the photo was a parody of a movie poster. THAT’S ALL. It has nothing to do with how he feels about bloggers, or mom bloggers in particular. Anyone who knows him or has worked with him would know this. Plus he’s openly gay and last I checked gay men aren’t into women “that way”.

So, basically… this week SUCKED for mom bloggers and bloggers in general. It has made my blood boil. It has made me question what I want to do with this blog and what direction to take. It’s also made me want to be PROUD of my little corner of the web. If it wasn’t for this blog, you my readers, and my drive I would be forced to work outside the home and not live my dream of raising my children as a stay at home mom.

Off my soapbox and back to your normally scheduled program…

 

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