Quite recently I have read a lot that some moms who blog resent the term" mommy blogger". I have always used the term "mom blogger" because it sounds a little less mommy-ish, but I don't mind when others use it.

What do you think? Does the term "mommy blogger" demean or empower?

Views: 2

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I love being called a mommy blogger - the two passions in my life.
I prefer mom blogger, but mommy blogger doesn't bother me. Blogging is what I do, not who I am - so, personally the title doesn't really make me feel better or worse about myself...
I think it's just a fun way to distinguish between us & all of the other kinds of blogs. I personally don't mind either one-- having kids is a gift & I find nothing demeaning in it. I don't really see the term as empowering either; not much on the interwebs makes me feel like I'm more important... I am thankful to have a mommy blog, or whatever you want to call it, as a creative outlet.
I don't mind the term "mom blogger" at all though mommy sounds a little bit like a putdown. Still, I've come to the realization that I blog and write from a mom's perspective, so I've embraced it.
"mommy" is a putdown? Definitely don't agree with that at all because if I did, that would be saying that I'm not proud to be a mommy, and I am. Mom and mommy are the same thing and I'm proud to hold both titles.

If I was in a niche like I used to be (affiliate marketing), then I don't feel the term would fit because I would want the "affiliate marketer" title.
I don't mind the title, I am a Mom and I Blog therefore I am a MomBlogger!
I've always called myself a mommy blogger, mom blogger, blogger, it's all GRAVY to me ;)
Just a clarification, it's not a putdown when your kids call you that. But when snotty people (usually those without kids) who say, "She's just a mommy." It's almost like saying we're infantile or not to be taken seriously, you know? It's semantics for sure. But I do know a lot of women hate being "mommy" and don't mind being a "mom" or a "mother." It's all about perception, of course.
Just mention this in a post today. Don't mind either way:

What IS a mom blog anyway?

http://www.askbabykid.com/2009/03/what-is-mom-blog.html

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Be a Part of Something Special for Social Good

We are putting together one of the largest projects on behalf of the world's poorest mothers, newborns, and children and need your help. JOIN OUR PRIVATE GROUP to learn more and to get involved.

Advertisement

MARKETPLACE

ADVERTISEMENT

Link to Us

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service