During the Bloggy Hoss Elections, I received the following comment:
I love your idea, but find that it is indeed a shame that bloggers have the power to enact change, to make the world a better place, and to help those that need help, and yet we visit in hordes the mommy blogs, we give accolades to the blogs that talk about ice cream and toads, teddy bears and diaper systems.
The most popular blogs, the ones that attract 100 comments are giant advertisments. Good for those whose blogs flash ads like a vegas strip, but if you had the readership (influence), do ya think you can do some thing that would make this world a better place?
Just asking in a nice way.
I did enjoy many of your posts, and like your “voice”, but I kept looking for the killer post, the one that makes the 100 commenters go WOW, we have to do something about this!
I understand the power and influence that bloggers have these days and applaud those who make a conscious effort to make a difference. However, although I totally admire and support these bloggers, I personally blog for different reasons.
I could talk about going green, or the presidential race, or the state of our educational system – but I don’t. Instead, I talk about flushing toilets, rude passengers and public humiliation. I come up with silly ideas like Bloggy Hoss Elections, Commentor of the Month Award, Goody Swaps, and giveaways in hopes that it may brighten up someone’s day. In a way, isn’t that making a difference?
And why do you think Mommy blogs are so popular in the first place? It’s not because we’re trying to save the world in that sense but because we talk about our daily routines, potty training, and temper tantrums. It’s because we can relate to each other and offer support and advice. It’s because it helps us knowing we’re not the only ones getting peed on by our kids.
I may not be curing world hunger or trying to end the war but if I can offer support to someone who feels alone in her wonderful yet sometimes chaotic life or bring a smile into someone’s day, then my work here is done.
I’m a Mommy blogger and I’m proud of it!
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