Pink laptop case – check
Pacifier and baby toy in bag pocket – check
Notebook covered in colorful scribbles – check
Assorted crayons in other bag pocket – check
Baggie of cheerios that flies out when you search for a pen – check
Drool marks on shoulder – check
Faded jeans and cowboy boots – check
Bite marks on arm – check
Is it really a surprise that the corporate bloggers and social media marketers at BlogWell had me pegged as a mommy blogger with barely a glance?
Contrary to popular belief being a mommy blogger rocks. I am on the cutting edge of a huge social media marketing revolution. I am a gamma woman, which according to some people actually means something. Even so, I don’t usually shout on the rooftops that I’m a blogger, let alone a mommy blogger. Most people just don’t get the whole blogging thing. They don’t get that I would want to tell the world about my kids, or my work, or even what we have for dinner. They roll their eyes and say patronizing things and then I pretend I never mentioned my blog.
Today, surrounded by corporations fascinated by blogging, I took pride in introducing myself as a mommy blogger. In fact it was I kept opening with “Hi, I’m a mommy blogger, my name is Jessica.” It was awesome. Even better was how excited they all got when I said that! Some of them even searched me out, waiting for me to be done talking with others to have a turn chatting with me. I stood there, with my stained shirt, my grubby laptop cover, and my baby paraphernalia and I felt right at home. I’m excited that major corporations are getting excited about social media and I’m thrilled to have a front row seat.