Tuesday, March 14, 2006

can blogs change the world?

it could happen! i think blogs are getting more and more recognition daily and are becoming a more influential form of media. i found this survey at suburbanbliss and thought i'd post it here as well (but i can't, so you'll have to go there to get the link and take it. don't forget to link your own blog as one of your favorites, as well as this one, DUR!). it's an interesting questionaire about blogs and other types of media... but mostly about blogs.

ALSO- do you want to get paid to blog? then you should go here. but apparently, only if you're a mommy blogger. cause if you're not a mommy blogger, then you suck. i am a mom. and a blogger. and someone's future wife. and someone's employee. and i hate being in the category of mommy blogger because it's not how i define myself. i am so much more than just someone's mom so please don't pigeon hold me in that bullshit category - and STOP trying to categorize all moms into these peachy, betty crocker types who would never in a million years say a single cuss word. FUCK THAT. people swear. moms swear. I SWEAR. there is so much focus on being a mommy blogger that i just don't get it. can only mom's write influential and cool blogs? or are they just trying to fill a void they think exists because there are so many moms out there, with no one to talk to, or relate too? too many stay at home mom's with too much time on their hands? that's an oxymoron if i've ever written one! whatever it is, we're apparently some sort of marketing godsend.... or something like that.

so yeah. get paid to blog. fill out the survey. read blogs. write blogs. but for goddess sake, be a mom when you do it all.

17 comments:

russ said...

mommy blogger, what's going on in Iraq? mommy blogger, why is the sky blue? mommy blogger, what's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

jennster said...

change my diaper. wah

russ said...

i think I made a poopie in my diaper. wah

Jim said...

Gosh, I feel so affirmed about all this...non-mommy that I am

jennster said...

isn't good to blog and not be a mom? apparently NOT!

Melissam said...

I'm a mom that doesn't blog. Am I breaking some unwritten mom code or something?

jennster said...

apparently melissa, it means you're going to hell. i'll see you there.

russ said...

The Blog Code is a shady, dark code. Add mom-ness to the mix and ... well ... it's been nice knowin' ya.

jen said...

i'm going to the mommy blog link thing that you posted. ( as much as i hate the whole mommy blogger bullshit) it's like a cult or something. Actually a few weeks ago I don't even know how I found your site, glad to have found another blog that doesn't focus on the sole fact of being a mom.

jennster said...

jen, you rock. i just don't want to ONLY be a mom, you know? cause i'm not just a mom- i'm so much more than that. as are, all of us. :)

Sam said...

I'm not just a mom. I have a pussy, too dammit and I want it recognized.

jennster said...

well dur, where do you think the kid came from? the pussy. no longer is it female= it's a baby birther!

Neil said...

Like everything else in society, as blogging gets common, the powers that be are trying to make money off of blogging by segmenting the audience like you have in TV, film, and publishing. Just like there is a huge market for chick-lit stuff, there's a lot of focus on women dating and mom bloggers. And men are supposed to write about Microsoft and politics. You'd think we've gone beyond these old stereotypes. Actually, as a male who writes a personal blog, I feel like I'm a minority in the midst of a large pool of female bloggers.

rockr girl said...

really insulted that my non-mommy status keeps me from earning a fair wage as a blogger.

if you cut me do i not also bleed?
why do i feel that reference will be lost on the internet?

Jenn said...

Agree with everything said.....but....if they are gonna pay me $500 to do what I'm already doing........I'm signin up. Then I can say Fuck em!! Fuck em in the ear!!! only in secret while I'm collecting my check =oP

Stephanie A. said...

Right on, Jen! I saw that too and started to apply. Then I looked at the categories and realized- uh, I don't fit. I was thinking of suggesting something a little more edgy to them since they were open to it. But it would seem that they want squeaky clean mommy bloggers who fit a certain mold. What about a many hats mommy blogger?

Is it just me or do the categories seem to have been created by men?

jennster said...

jenn- i really thought about signing up, but i don't feel like i fit into 1 category. who can put themselves into just one thing? i mean seriously?

stephanie- i think the categories were created by a new kind of woman. apparently the type who only has 1 thing going on in her life. i don't know who that is, but it's certainly not me. who wants to be defined by one thing only? i guess some people just relate better to 1 topic and feel they could focus on that 1 topic. i would hate that. i would want to write about anything i wanted... and maybe it wouldn't have a damn thing to do with the kid i birthed! *shocked gasp*