Last month when I asked you why do you blog I admitted to being a mommy blogger. Many people find the term mommy blogger offensive but I do not. I once got on the offended bandwagon but instead decided to embrace it.
However today I came upon an infographic and article on mashable called The Rise of the Mommy Blogger.
Here are the stats they give in that article and how they relate to me.
The average mommy blogger is 37 – Nope
89% of mommy bloggers have kids between the ages of 2 and 11 – Yes
Socially conscious – Nope
85% more likely to have supported a politician based on an environmental issue – Nope
88% more likely to buy eco-friendly products – Nope
38% more likely to volunteer than the average mom – Nope
So let’s see, that is 1 out of 6. I think that means I am NOT a mommy blogger. HOWEVER then I read their definition of a mommy blogger. “Women who have at least one child in their household and have read or contributed to a blog in the past 30 days” Ok well I guess according to their definition I AM a mommy blogger.
You know what bugs me though, that is one heck of a broad definition. According to that definition a woman who is also a mother writes a blog for her employer. That employer is lets say a tech employer so this woman updates their blog about the latest tech product they are pimping out. She then also rides horses in her spare time. So she reads blogs of horse breeders and other horse enthusiasts. Well because she has a child and participates in the blog world she is considered a mommy blogger. Make sense? I don’t think so.
Maybe this is why so many take offense to the term mommy blogger. You get slapped with that title just because you are a mom and participate in reading or writing a blog. Even when it has nothing to do with your family. Scratching your head at the term mommy blogger now? I know I am. Why must we label everything and everyone anyways?