I do like to read and I have long read the following blog (sent to me by a discerning friend – it is on my blog roll) http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com/ and love the gorgeous photos and wonderful recipes. Saveur magazine listed it as “sites we love” http://www.saveur.com/ and they know what they are talking about so check it out for wonderful recipes, writing and photographs. Alicia Lynne Carrier, who is amazingly talented (she writes well, too) and also young, dammit, also has another site http://10dollardrawings.blogspot.com/ where she features custom 10 dollar drawings that you will love. Go to it. I have a busy day.
This is funny and great time waster. http://mylifeisaverage.com/ This was given to me by a teen I know :-)
From the site:
Life is pretty normal today. MyLifeIsAverage is a place to share your everyday mediocrity. It is a place to post the mundane things in your life, and read about what makes life normal for other people.
We believe that for every fail story, or good story, there are about a million normal stories. So tell the world what makes your life average. Anyone can submit a story, because everyone’s lives are unexciting and insignificant at some time or another.
No one cares. It would let you comment on submissions, but really, does anyone need or want to read your literary flatulence?
Is your life awesome?
If it is, go away. We don’t want you here. Check out MyLifeIsG, you lucky jerk. I hope you step on a painful rock while walking barefoot. But not too painful of a rock.
There are quite a few strong opinions about the term Mommy blogger. I don’t particularly mind it but I do get why people take offense at this label. Are there Daddy bloggers? Yes, but if a man blogs about, oh, I don’t know, social media, is a he a daddy blogger or just if he writes about parenting is that his handle? Google “Mommy Blogger” and you get 3,470,000 results. There are clubs, discussion boards, great information and writing, like this from PhD in Parenting, Typology of the Mommy Blogger gives a great breakdown of types of Mommy Bloggers and links to them as well.
Yesterday I found great responses to the New York Times article on Mommy Bloggers. I list just a few here but there are so many more – please excuse inconsistency in showing links/articles. I am a newbie and it shows but my enthusiasm for the writing should make up for it – yes?
From Mom101: http://www.mom-101.com/2010/03/honey-dont-bother-mommy-im-writing.html
From The Heir to Blair:
from Upper Case Woman:
Excuse Me New York Times, Don’t Bother Me. Because You’re Absolutely Fucking Right, I’m Building My Brand..
and another great site: The Secret is in the Sauce
Enjoy reading these posts and let me know what you think.
It was followed by this article in The Huffington Post – Night is Day and Day is Night: Parenting Bloggers and the Media by Ellen Galinsky
Go Mom bloggers!
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