I’ll Never Be a Professional Blogger


Last week in the New York Magazine, there was an article about the Queens of Mommy Bloggers.  As I read through the article, couldn’t help but think that I will never be a professional blogger.  These women make hundreds of thousands (maybe even millions) of dollars off their blogs (which would be nice) but they also put in the time to make that possible.  They do real-world projects with the intent of writing about them later, which means they spend time not only on the project, but also (usually) photographing it step-by-step.  They photograph and document their lives in a way which could, possibly, keep them from actually living it.  And they make time each and every day to write, no matter what else is going on in their life.  They even, in extreme situations, have other people post  on their blogs for them.

As the last few weeks have shown, I, on the other hand, have neither the drive or time-management skills or something necessary to take my blog to that level.  I let life get in the way of blogging, and don’t let blogging get in the way of life.  Which is why over the last few weeks I wrote several incredibly brilliant blog posts in my head while washing dishes, sweeping floors, entertaining babies, and walking the dog, but never found time to actually transcribe that brilliance for you to read.

Instead of writing posts about Breast Milk Ice Cream, how the US is Failing its Families, and whether or not a mom should run for president, I was dancing for babies

photographing for marketing videos(and making said videos),

teaching Nora about baby wearing

and taking her on toddler play dates(new houses mean new toys!).

Not to mention, spending lots and lots of time with Chris on his one and only vacation all year.So, I put the craziness of trying to open a business, and keeping up with the housewife challenges, and spending time with my daughter and husband…the craziness of life before writing…before all of the interesting and thought provoking things I wanted to write about.  I’m hoping to get to some of them this week, but with the way life has been going lately I feel like just spending my few hours of free time doing this:And that’s why I’ll never be a Mommy-blog Queen.

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2 responses

  1. Lovelorn Poets Avatar
    Lovelorn Poets

    So what if you’ll never be a professional blogger!? 🙂 I like your blog because it’s written from your perspective – it’s not some “magazine” type publication that is trying to do all thing for all folks in a key demographic. I think real people, real “moms”, don’t mind it one bit if you don’t write every single day or even on a regular schedule. The quality of the writing and the authenticity of the message is what matters most. Sure, making big fast bucks could be nice but when you do it your way, and stay true to who you are, success is sweeter. Plus, you have one thing they don’t – that awesomely cute baby named Nora!

  2. Sarah Meyers Avatar
    Sarah Meyers

    baby wearing! that’s so cute!

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