Larry was like, “Tooth. I said tooth.”
We went to a cabin in the woods this weekend for a little R&R, but I did manage to catch some of the Twitter commentary about Jennifer Mendelsohn’s New York Times piece on “Mommy Bloggers.” While I think Alice Bradley’s comment (#36) is spot on, it’s worth noting that her experience (and talent) are hardly the norm. Alice is a really, really great writer. Her career is that of a writer, which is probably why she so loathes the term Mommyblogger. The women I perceive as “mommy bloggers” aren’t necessarily writers—and their blogs tend to have a more direct and obvious financial agenda. I think the Times article (and ensuing commentary) is a good indication that the world doesn’t quite know what to make of them yet.
I personally don’t identify with the title “mommy blogger” but I also can’t say the word “panties” with a straight face, so I’m curious to know, do you make a distinction between “writers who blog (and have kids)” and “mommy bloggers”?
Editor's Note: I don't have a firm definition of Mommy Blogger in my own mind. It's just something that the Times article is making me consider--beyond whether Mommy Bloggers are being belittled (and ooooh yes, they are). Here's some more (reallywell-written) food for thought: A Blog of One's Own