A couple months ago, I was interviewed by the New York Post. Although I don’t think I made the cut for the article, I did have a long conversation with the reporter about the term Mommy Blogger after she called me one.
I’ve never been to BlogHer. I don’t really even get it. I have written for many other environmental websites (Sustainablog, Really Natural, Blue Living Ideas, Planet Save, etc.), and I rarely write about my kids. I am not a Mommy Blogger.
I was reminded of how much I hate this term last week by Jessica Gottlieb. She wrote:
Well that went well. Dr. Ari Brown spat out the words Mommy Blogger a few times with a little more disdain that Sister Susan uses for syphilis or satan. James Steyer was magnificent at promoting his website and chastised me more than once for arguing the science…
I’m tired of of women like Dr. Ari Brown who have an agenda that is dismissive of real life. It’s exhausting to me that folks think that because you’re a blogger you’re uneducated. It’s tiring to hear from the “experts”, as new media has evolved I’ve seen the curtain pulled back and much like the Wizard of Oz there are often tiny men with big megaphones.
I started this website in 2006, before the term Mommy Blogger existed. It took me awhile to think of myself and accept the term “writer” for sharing my thoughts and opinions about living a greener family life. I have not and will not ever accept the term Mommy Blogger.
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