Thursday, August 5, 2010

Top 10 Hazards Of Being A Mom Blogger



Top 10 Hazards Of Being A Mom Blogger

1. Being called a "mom blogger."
2. Husband thinks you are neglecting him and the kids and makes remarks like "Enough with that blog thing already!"
3. You look at everything in terms of post potential—house catastrophes, male pattern baldness, dead hamsters.
4. Heart palpitations and sweaty palms when you can't come up with an idea for a post.
5. Kids? What kids?
6. Mother-in-law finds out you make jokes about her on the blog and wigs out. Dang! She knows how to read blogs?
7. Friends refuse to tell you things for fear they will turn up online. As if you would EVER tell that Fran is cheating on her husband!!!!!!
8 You pour your heart out in a post and get two comments. And one of them is from your mother-in-law. And she's mad.
9. Potential defamation suits from the kids down the road.
10. You tell me!


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25 comments:

  1. Being called a Mom Blogger is the biggest one for me.

    And YES. EVERYTHING that happens to me is potential blog fodder.

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  2. If you forget to take pictures, events can be "reinacted" for the sake of the blog.....

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  3. In regards to #8, You never, ever get only two comments...that would be my blog!

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  4. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck on BlogHer.

    Let me know what happens and I'll update your post. YAY!!!

    Chynna
    www.lilywolfwords.ca
    www.the-gift-blog.com
    www.seethewhiteelephants.blogspot.com

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  5. checking in from MBC. you NAILED IT! holy cow all of those things go through my head or happen in my house. I swear I have a list on my fridge that I jot down potential post topics but panic when none of them magically flow. Even down to the comments thing..
    Love it! Cant wait to read the rest of your blog :)
    visit me @
    www.thealbertshouse.blogspot.com

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  7. Tee hee--I'm just a Mom blogger fan! It's way less dangerous! Hey, someone has to be part of the cheering section, after all!

    Have fun at the conference! That oughta be good for some inspiration!

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  8. The cleverly named Adina00 has kindly brought one key thing I missed to mu attention: SPAM. Ick. Please leave my blog alone. Or let me give you my MIL's email.

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  9. I was just thinking about this...I think one hazard is getting "caught up" in it...I mean you could spend 40 hours a week on your blog!!!!

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  10. That is hilarious....and so true!!

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  11. What's 'BlogHer'?

    And thankfully, no one calls me a Mom Blogger or I'd kick them in the kneecap.

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  12. This made me laugh!

    I wrote post awhile back about friend I had not spoken to in years. The next morning I had an email in my inbox from her. oops

    Ever been accused of exploiting your child through your blog?..... now thats a fun one!

    Have fun! I had tickts but couldn't figure out the legisticts. Maybe next year!

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  13. My mother-in-law found my blog. It was ugly, very ugly.

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  14. Friends and family look at you with blank stares when you say anything related to blogging, twitter, stats, or links.

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  15. Well, I'm not a "Mom Blogger" (I'm only 15!) but I am an "Aunt Blogger" (I blog about my nephews and my niece that's due in November) But in regards to #8, I have to say I'd be HAPPY to get 2 comments - I've only had one on my blog since January! XD
    But I really think you hit the nail on the head with this one!

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  16. My biggest hazard: Once again, not feeling like one of the "cool kids" when my numbers are so low (at least compared to some)!

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  17. Good adds!!!

    Ken: BlogHer is a big conference for bloggers. There are some guys there but it's a whole lot of women. Lots of seminars, lots of parties. A good excuse to run away from home for a few days, which I have.

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  18. Found you on blogfrog and plan on following! Love your page and looking forward to it!!

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  19. Love, love this!!!

    BTW, I posted about a film called Including Samuel that I think you would really like. Here's my post and here's the film website. It was very thoughtfully done.

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  20. This is Joyce. Yikes!!! Did my MIL call you? It has been almost one solid year since we have talked to anyone in the Ely family do to a blog post I did last August, the 22nd to be exact:) It's been so pleasant. Best year of my life!!!!!

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  21. Love this! Im a new blogger and I still feel all of this!

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  22. LMAO! I have to turn my self in,to Mom Blogger Anonymous. This a great post!

    Tisha
    http://coachtisha.blogspot.com/

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  23. Guilty as charged! Lol. I was laughing my heart out while reading. i couldn't have written it this way. Love your sense of humor.Kids? what kids?lol!

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  24. This made me laugh today!!! Thanks for that!!!

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Thanks for sharing!