What’s a mommy blogger, you ask? Well, we are the original bloggers. That’s right. We are the OGs. We paved the way for all of the other bloggers to get their word out, to review products, and to get paid. We also messed up our own kids first so that you could learn from our mistakes. (Like that ever works!)
What is it like to be a mommy blogger? One word.
We may have been the first, but that does not mean we get the credit. We are discredited or passed off as just a mommy blogger. We have to work harder than others to get the same credit and we have to constantly rebrand ourselves to prove that we are more than just a mommy blogger.
To some bloggers, it’s like the bad word. The kiss of death, like oh no, I didn’t realize you were a. . . m-m-m-mommy blogger.
But when it comes down to it, we are like every other mommy out there that is in desperate need of some way of connecting with other grown-ups. Think about it. Most of us, you know, mommy bloggers are SAHMs (stay at home moms) or WAHMs (work at home moms), meaning that we mostly hang out with kids. We started blogging — at least I did — as I way to get heard to be a part of a community that wasn’t run by toddlers.
It’s rewarding and the best thing I think I have ever done with my life, besides being a mom to my kids. Why? Because I have been able to make great friends that are willing to help whenever and however they can. That I have a community of people that know my life and know my struggles but also know my achievements. Because my writings have been able to help people even when I don’t try to if it’s helping them start their own blog, or helping them realize they aren’t alone. Even help them with bigger things. Because of the opportunities, I have had because of the people I met through blogging. I was a staffer for a magazine that was published worldwide, I have had my photography on display in Times Square, and I have amazing contacts that mean I have gotten awesome things to review. I’ve gotten a Keurig 2.0 before they came out in stores, for me that’s a big deal because I’m a coffee addict, and I’ve gotten free clothing and toys and things for my kids.
All in all, being a mommy blogger is hard but rewarding.
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