Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mommy Blogger Reject

Perhaps I am trying to do too much.  It doesn't feel that way.  We've (that's me and Roy) got it all under control.  I work full time (leave at 7 coffee and necessities in hand thanks to Roy, home by 6, grocery shopping on my lunch break, dropping up and picking up both kids thank you very much!).  I sell Scentsy on the side for fun and a little profit (hopefully).  We spend all our free, extra, evening and weekend time focused on the kids.  And I like to write so I dabble with it for, and here on my blog. 

So why do I feel left out of the blogosphere?  Maybe I'm late to the train.  The train left several years ago and I'm trying to jump on board.  I read through mommy blogs and it seems like there's a whole community and a whole lingo and to be accepted into Their Community would take an additional piece of my brain I just can't sacrifice.  Plus I wouldn't even know where to begin. 

Who are these mysterious mommy bloggers with witty and insightful musings about their lives and children?  How do they have time for daily posts?  And who are the select handful whose musings turn into book deals?  Who can be accepted into their community and boards?  Clearly not I.

So where does that leave me?  I have one follower other than myself.  I don't even think people read this.  My husband wonders why I do this.  Well, because I look at other mommy bloggers and I have stuff to say every bit as important as what they're saying...  just with less time and no foot in the door.  And so I trudge on... trying to be the voice of the full-life mommy/wife/woman, sharing my own occasional musing about it on here, and not caring if somebody reads it or not.  (But if you do, leave me a comment so I know!) 


  1. I blog because I want to. Purely and simply. I want to write about stuff sometimes and that's where I do it. I don't think you can go into this hoping to make money or get a book deal or become famous - it just doesn't happen for most bloggers, and the one's who DO have that happen find it happens almost by accident. So write here when you want to write about your life, your kids, your aggravations - write because you want to write and don't worry about the rest of it.

    I follow you in an RSS reader, so I don't know how that calculates into your stats, but I jumped over immediately after I read the post to let you know I'm here!! I read!!

  2. Thanks Jen :). I just don't want this to be a waste of time. Time is so precious in our household, and to all...

  3. If expressing yourself has value to YOU, then it's not a waste of time. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that being a happy and fulfilled person makes you all that much better of a mom and wife :)

  4. I read! Don't know how to "follow ". Auntie M.