For the last year every blogger event I’ve attended has essentially been a mommy blogger event. For the most part a mommy blogger event organized for the Silicon Valley Moms Blogs writers.
I love my SV Moms buddies. I might have even raved about them last night in my exhausted rambling that usurped the brilliant and coherent blog post that I should have written. I’m happy to call many of them my friends and I never fail to be delighted to see them when we congregate.
What’s there not to love? They’re writers. They’re moms. They’re writers who like to talk and write about being moms. Dudes, these are my people!
This year has been a good year for Mommy Bloggers. We’ve been, ah, loud (Some louder than others.) and for the most part we’ve been heard. Between the blogger events, the fun on Twitter, the hanging around each other’s blogs, it’s not impossible that I’ve forgotten about all the other kinds of blogging that women are doing.
I’ve been sitting here, delighted to be heading to BlogHer in a couple short weeks, thrilled about meeting all these other Mommy Bloggers that I’ve only ever met on line. And I somehow forgot that BlogHer isn’t BlogMom it’s BlogHer. As in her, she, all the other women bloggers that get forgotten and even at times shoved aside by the Mommy Blogger tornado.
Last weekend’s Pre-BlogHer meet-up was a gentle reminder of the great big wake-up call that I would have been hit with in July.
We Mommy Bloggers, we may be loud, but we’re definitely not alone out there. There are food bloggers, movie bloggers, bloggers who rant on politics, bloggers who take on feminism, and any number of other crucial topics.
These women are cool. They are smart, they are sometimes phenomenal writers, sometimes brilliant thinkers. They take to their computers and they pound out blog posts that I would never in a million years be able to write.
And they rarely if ever write about their kids.
These women are cool. And they intimidate the heck out of me.
So if you’re at BlogHer you’ll probably find me standing with a ton of other mommy bloggers being loud and goofy so that you won’t notice how nervous your ability to talk about things other than kids and family life makes me. Do me a favor, come on over and chat me up. I swear I do have other things to say. I just don’t always have the nerve to come out and say it. It’s just so much easier to distract everyone with funny stories about my kids.