Is it just me, or are things getting a little too serious in Blogland as of late?
It seems like people are bickering way too much, casting aspersions at each other as if a New York Times article is a personal insult lobbed at their own mother. Yes, I know that blogs, especially "Mommy Blogs" are how some people make their living. Really though, if you are a professional blogger, you have to learn how to deal with professional criticism. If you don't? Then you need to pick another profession.
I know that writing a "Mommy Blog" (how I hate that term, does anyone else think that is the root of the problem?), is different because it is so personal. After all, tech writers don't have to go home and wonder how well they are treating their iPads, and operating systems. However, they do have something in common with the MBs -- they chose their professions, and likely enjoy the attention they receive from them. Yes, it would be wonderful if that attention was always wonderful, and positive. It would also be wonderful if I could control by weight by wishing.
I just can't get over how a group of clever, funny, talented, intelligent women get their panties in a bunge so easily, and so publicly. Do they know how hard it is to get a mention in the New York Times? Do they not realize that, yes, something is considered a trend for quite some time until it has unequivocally proven it's social worth? Do they not know that even after that it will likely still be mocked and criticized by people who are jealous or don't understand?
Nothing is ever universally accepted right away, and if it is, it probably is a scam. If you aren't willing to do the tough work of breaking down preconceptions, then maybe go into a profession where that has been done.
I guess what I am trying to say is that instead of fighting amongst ourselves (which just makes us look insular, like D&D freaks) let's prove our worth. Oh, and let's get rid of that fucking "Mommy Blog" label. I think Steamy would agree..