Monday, March 23, 2009

Dear Mom Bloggers: Stop Apologizing for Being Awesome!

I've had it. I'm sick and tired of the notion that Mom Bloggers should not be making money off their blogs. There are far too many people out there wanting to suggest that it makes them dirty unethical whores, to reap any rewards for their endeavors.

It doesn't actually matter who's pointing the finger of blame - other moms, traditional media, deadbeat exes or jealous neighbors. Enough already! Why should anyone and everyone else make money from their time, effort and talents and not Moms? Being paid for your work is not shocking or unethical. Expecting people to work for free and to only suffer for their art? Might be.

I got so fed up with the dirty rumors circulating about unethical mom bloggers that I wrote an article over the weekend for LA Moms Blog -
"The Dirty Whores of Blog Dot Mom". In it I described 2 unethical mom bloggers ("whore a & whore b") stereotypes that have evolved into near Urban Legend Status. I thought I'd make these legenday blog whores some badges while I was at it.

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I also made a badge for all the Mom Bloggers who recieve compensation for their efforts and feel that this is a source of pride, not shame. It's time we stop apologizing for our success.

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Lisa said...

Bravo! I don't get why other people care how I make extra money for my family.

Maddy said...

Newbie visiting from 5 minutes. Good for you dearie.
Best wishes

Cupcakes and Cutlery said...

Well said!!! As a blogger who spends money for her blog (shhh, don't let my husband know) and gives free advertising to companies, a sample once in a while would be amazing!!! While this started as a creative outlet for myself, it has turned in to a passion and one that I would love to see grow. In order to do that, and continue to bring the readers all the products that are out there for them, it makes sense that we test the products first. Do I feel like I have to give a glowing review, NO!! because then my credibility would be shot and if my readers don't like the product, they certainly aren't going to keep reading. Unethical? No. And your snooty interviewer can just keep her "traditional" job for another few weeks and then file for unemployment when her "media" folds because people would rather read blogs. I am now a follower of your blog. I heart your writing style.