I hadn’t planned on writing tonight .I’d planned on reading Vogue (Kate Mid edition) and eating an entire packet of cookies. But then I made the mistake of reading a blog that is currently doing the rounds on social media, for all the wrong reasons. I’m not linking the blog title, author or promoting anything that gives the sourpuss author any more views but this is the gist of her post:
She goes on to say Mummy bloggers are a load of old crap, no one gives a shit what we write about, and basically pisses all over the concept of mummy bloggers. She further brandishes things by admitting she was a skim reader of other peoples blogs so she didn’t write genuine comments on posts (a BIG NO NO in our blogging world) and then admits she was basically a PR Whore and shames any of us who are lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to review a product now and then.
I had a whole rant ready to get down on screen about this. I was friggin livid when I read the post and the only person I had to vent to was the cat (Sam is probably going to be very glad he was at work this evening). Then I spoke to some of my lovely fellow bloggers – my tribesters! And it calmed me down and made me think so what if this negative and bitter old trout has spouted all this rubbish. We know why we blog, we know why we love it and we all respect each other.
I think the reason I was so annoyed, apart from the obvious, is that I am fiercely protective of my blog. Josh, Sam, and my Blog – my three great passions in life (closely followed by shoes, unicorns and prosecco – c’mon you gotta smile at that). The post I read was not a personal attack on me, but it was an attack on a community I’ve been welcomed in to, one I feel a part of, one where we all support each other, champion each other. I feel fortunate I’ve made some genuine friends on my blogging adventure so far.
More importantly, despite what this dickwad (sorry but there is no other word.. OK how about Cockwomble – Our Rach I think I can thank you for teaching me that one) says I think my blog is being read and is helping others. OK, so I don’t have 5000 followers or subscribers, but the people who do follow me appreciate my honesty, how I lay my heart out on the line and in a way, they connect with me. And to me that is amazing.
So me getting so furious was not the answer. That’s not me; anyone who reads my blog, or who knows me, knows I am a positive and happy girl. And I won’t be brought down by some negative, bitter idiot who I guarantee secretly loves her blog and wrote such a hideous article in the hope of it going viral, getting her name out there and thus promoting the blog in question (hypocrite). I respect that our blogs are our places to vent our personal opinions, and respect each other for that. But to me this wasn’t an opinion, it was a pathetic attack on a blogging community that stands for exactly the opposite of what she’s written about; we support, we relate to each other, we sympathise, we reassure, we care and most importantly we love to write.
So my personal opinion is this. I think us Mummy Bloggers fucking rock. And I think you know that. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but seriously…. this one of yours is bullshit. I hope you manage to get rid of your bitter negativity.
And to my lovely readers, and fellow bloggers – I friggin love ya and I’m sorry for ranting but I feel protective and proud of you, and our blogs!
Big love – now going to get back to reading Vogue xxx