Thursday, June 30, 2011

Not-A-Mommy Blogger

While I was running my big new technology conference this year, I met the founders of Mommy Bloggers. They were very sweet ladies, and encouraged me to join the movement. I frankly said, "Well, that won't work. I have no children." For perhaps the first time in their mommy-blogging lives, the realization hit them that the very name of their movement was not all-inclusive.

I didn't feel badly about this exclusion from the mommy blogging circle, nor did I dwell on that fact. I didn't start blogging because I was a mommy, nor I didn't start blogging because I couldn't have children. I started blogging because I love to write.

I say this with no (NO) criticism toward mommy bloggers. I think the majority of humans believe that motherhood is noble and necessary, and good grief, where would the world be without the careful production of human beings? It's a critical (non-optional) industry that requires great time, effort, and frankly, we have all benefited from the production of a quality human being and have suffered at the production of a damaged, broken human being.

I don't believe that day care facilities can ever come anywhere close to the watchful eyes of an invested mother. Who cares whether the children came out of her body or not! I obviously don't believe that motherhood is merely defined by getting a swollen belly and laboring for several hours either. The real labor comes in the development of that child.

While I deem the efforts of mommy bloggers noble and commendable, it will not be the sole topic of my blog. I own little birds, and I do write about them. I am married and I write about my prince charming without apology. I will eventually have two little humans to care for, and I am sure I will write about them. I will write about anything that I deem beautiful and interesting and intriguing just like I do now, seasoned and marinated in my unique mix of tasty words and spicy opinions.

I guess I just wanted to make that clear.

1 comment:

  1. Yes!

    I am a mommy, and I am a blogger. And while I did originally start blogging shortly after Liberty was born so that I could avoid telling the exact same story 27 times to all the various relatives who called, I am most definitely NOT a mommy-blogger.

    I blog because I love to write. I love to tell stories, and the things that catch in my imagination are not always and only about my children.

    I like to think that I am more ways than one. Sigh. ;-)


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