Don’t call me ‘mommy blogger’

Just because a blogger is female and has children doesn’t mean she’s a ‘mommy blogger.’ So, why are you still calling her that?

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The title was assigned as scores of women—mothers—started blogging as a way to keep long-distance friends and family up-to-date on how their children were growing and changing. As these bloggers started to branch out and connect, companies started to take notice. Contacts were made and these blogging moms started becoming the voices for various companies’ products.

This, of course, is a super-condensed timeline of events that involve the blogging world. Over the last 10 years, blogging has branched off into many facets. Media companies have been launched in living rooms and coffee shops. Hundreds of writers span across the Internet, lending their talents in as many subject areas.

The one thing that seems to have stuck is the term “mommy blogger.” And for many women, this is a bone of contention.

This is not to mean that there are not Mommy Bloggers. Many women have built their brand on being a mommy; their entire niche is based on motherhood. These women, obviously, do not mind being called Mommy Bloggers.

Annie Shultz of MamaDweeb summed up the middle ground nicely:

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