Behold the Power of the Mom Blog


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There are approximately 3 gazillion blogs in the webosphere and I’d be willing to guess about 33% of them are mom blogs.  These are guesstimates Mommy Friends, real stats require research and I don’t have time for that.

Blogger’s blog (look, it’s a noun and a verb) for a variety of reasons.  Some mom bloggers keep online diaries, some are building a brand, some are aspiring writers and some are a culmination of all these things.  No matter the reason behind the blog, most bloggers spend a great deal of time supporting each other and contributing to the blog circle of life.  I’ll be the first to admit that a blog is capable of changing your life, it changed mine.

Before I began blogging, I had no idea how much literary talent walked among me as a mother.  That mom I exchanged numbers with a Back to School night, she may very well be a talented blogger with a unique voice.  In fact, statistically, she probably is.  Clever, witty and ultra-savvy, bloggers are all around us quietly observing, recording and enlightening.

All of this endless talent has inspired me to do more, share more, learn more and be more.  Reading all of your amazing blogs has led me to become a better advocate, a more confident mother, a more sensitive friend and a more focused writer.

I want to see my fellow bloggers grow and succeed because with each success comes a greater public awareness of the pivotal role mom bloggers play in our corner of the blogosphere.  Blogs have legitimate influence because they are more than just a bunch of published keystrokes, they are an exchange of ideas among writer and reader.  Mom blogs support an entire sector of people caring for our youth across generational and gender boundaries.  Amazing.  

Whether my blog comforts a frazzled mother one day, gives someone the confidence to try that short haircut the next, encourages support of a children’s charity next Tuesday or simply makes one laugh, at least it’s an offering.  All I know is that it feels good.

To my fellow bloggers, keep bravely offering your truth.  I’m learning from you daily.  Thank you for the endless inspiration and support.  I am proud to be on your team, and not just because I’d be scared to be against you…even though I totally am.

How has blogging or reading blogs changed you?

Comments

  1. Great post, Lori. I’m so glad we “met” and that I can learn from you, laugh with you and share your journey here. It has been a blessing!

  2. Thank you so much for writing this! Mom bloggers are very powerful. I fall in the category of aspiring writer, so I use my blog as a way to build an audience in the blogosphere, lol! I’ve learned a lot from your blog, and it has definitely helped me in understanding various points of view and appreciate them more.

  3. SO true!!

    I started blogging as a simple way to catalogue inspiring and helpful ideas to help me in my current role/s as mama and wife.

    I had NO idea that I’d also find community like I have in this journey.

    Blogging has challenged me (in a good way) to be a more intentional mama as well as helping me to see how even measly events of ‘ordinary’ day-to-day events can really be extraordinary in the right perspective.

    Thanks for the cheers, we’re in your corner too, Mommy Friend!

    ~h

  4. I love the give and take of the blogging community. I never dreamed it would be so encouraging and supportive. Reading great blogs inspires me to write better and be a better reader.

  5. I love this post. I started writing to build a portfolio of my writing but it has become so much more. I love the community and exchange of ideas. It gives me happiness to share my adventures in motherhood and know that I can be helping another mom know she is not alone.Its also nice to know that I am not the only one hanging on to my sanity by a thread on a daily basis.My blog has changed my life because it has made me feel like I am actively pursuing my passion ( writing) and getting to know wonderful people along the way, as well as the people I already know IRL, getting to know me on such a deeper and more meaningful level.My blog saves my sanity!Great Post!

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