Well, of course I'm going address the insult heard 'round the world -- The Today Show's piece on "mommy bloggers." And that's what I thought it was, an insult. Although, frankly, the entire piece was so disjointed that it was a little difficult to figure out WHAT their message really was. Was it about the power of mommy bloggers in product pushing? Was it about how much money you can make as a blogger? Or was it about how dangerous and weird it is to air all your personal trials and tribulations for everybody in the world to read? I'm really not sure.
What I do know is that it only slightly touched on the best thing I've discovered since I started blogging, and which is the topic that I hear most often when I talk to other bloggers, which is the community that we've all found. When I started my blog just a scant few months ago, I had no idea that it would foster friendships. And I do consider my blog friends to be true friends. I've met some of you. Some of you I may never meet. But I know you. And I think you know me. When times are tough, we have friends we can turn to. And it's okay to share those tough times because you know these women (and a few men!) have been through the similar experiences. When someone's having a rough day, we all know about it and we try to give that person a boost. When someone celebrates an accomplishment, we celebrate too.
So, if Kathie Lee Gifford doesn't get it, that's fine. She just doesn't know what she's missing out on.
(Funny aside, I just ran spellcheck and the word "blogger" keeps getting flagged. Um, Blogspot? I think you of all people need to add that to your dictionary. Don't you think?)
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