Being Known As A Blogger
Definition of a BLOGGER:
According to Dictionary.com
“A person who keeps a Web log (blog) or publish an online diary. noun. an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog , Web log. Examples. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author”
According to Urbandictionary.com
“Term used to describe anyone with enough time or narcissism to document every tedious bit of minutia filling their uneventful lives. Possibly the most annoying thing about bloggers is the sense of self-importance they get after even the most modest of publicity. Sometimes it takes as little as a referral on a more popular blogger’s website to set the lesser blogger’s ego into orbit.
Then God forbid a blogger gets mentioned on CNN. If you thought it was impossible for a certain blogger to get more pious than he was, wait until you see the shit storm of self-righteous save-the-world bullshit after a network plug. Suddenly the boring, mild-mannered blogger you once knew will turn into Mother Theresa, and will single handedly take it upon himself to end world hunger with his stupid links to band websites and other smug blogger dipshits”
Although I laughed (a lot) at Urban Dictionary’s definition, it’s because of this, and many other reasons that I dislike being known as a blogger.
A lot of people really really hate on bloggers, especially online. Because for some reason they think they’re self-entitled idiots. Some of them are, but not all of them! I see it all the time – people pick on the fact someone has the word “blogger” next to their name. Don’t tar us all with the same brush!
For me personally, I started my website to document the activities I did with my kids. That’s it. Not to spew the shit from my brain onto the computer. I actually feel really useless at that part. Almost like a fraud. There are so many people out there who are much better at being a “blogger”.
The “blog” is a secondary thing that I do to make me feel less alone in this parenting journey; and seriously that’s it. Basically to make me feel like I’m not a complete and utter failure at being a Mum. To connect with other people who might be feeling the same.
My website is so much more than just a blog; it’s a haven for parents to come and read recipes, check out activities for their kids, get tips and tricks on how to raise the kids (and not maim them at the same time) and all-round parenting “advice”.
It’s about more than a blog. It’s a community.
Yet, I’m known as a blogger.
Embrace it? I kind of have to. But this is my official protest that I’m not just a blogger.
I run a website. I’m an idiot. I write articles for parents – some of them are personal to me, others are not.
Maria Foy: Owner / Idiot / Mum / Writer at Happy Mum Happy Child ????
Oh and PS I never get featured HAHA … nobody’s got time for me HAHA