to the not so nice mommy blogger.

6/13/2016

Sometimes you just have to get things off your chest, and since last week the words in this post have been itching to get out. Recently there was a post that went viral that left me uneasy. To sum it up a blog post went viral where blanket statements about mommy bloggers were made, throwing us all into a single category. It suggested we are all fake, and only blogging for the glamour and free items. Now let me be clear, things online rarely bother me. But this, this post has been bothering me since I saw it. Not because I felt personally attacked, I honestly could see her point in SOME areas. But it has stuck with me because she was attacking an entire group of women I have grown to know and care about.
I have never met such a supportive uplifting group of women. They spend their nights helping me cram to get a post ready for y'all the next day. Where is the payoff or free stuff for them there? They genuinely care about supporting one another and believe there is room for everyone at the top. We as women should be building each other up, not tearing each other down. Especially for our own agenda.
I will be honest with you, there are some awesome perks to this blog of mine but for me it is so much more. I gave up a lot when I married a military man. I love being married to Austin, and I love raising our girls. I thank God every single day this is my life. But in this season of life very little is just mine. I give to my husband, I give to my girls, but blogging, this is MY thing. The connections I make are real, and the words I write are real and from my heart. I am honest with my readers, and I am not only thankful but humbled that you are here. Yes I share pretty pictures, pretty things make me happy and for that I won't apologize. But I also let you know what I am about to loose my shit, and that is as real as it gets. I get to share small shops with you and help build them up, get their name out there, so they can hustle and support their families. Blogging has become so much more than I ever imagined, and it has become a part of my life I truly enjoy.
So to the mommy blogger who thinks she has us all figured out, I am sorry. I am sorry you think tearing down others will make you feel better about yourself. I am sorry that you assume your experience with blogging is everyone's experience. Maybe try not only giving yourself some grace, but others as well. Its a much better look I promise.

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