Never piss off the Mommybloggers
A few weeks ago, as I stood in front of nearly 450 tech nerds for Ignite Boulder, ready to present “Why Mommybloggers Such and What We Can Learn From Them,” I wasn’t all that nervous. OK, maybe a leeeetle. But I knew the people in that room were not nearly as invested in the topic as those who would read it when I hit “publish” for the post on my blog. THAT is when I was really nervous.
And I have to say, the comments online stayed really positive. Most people got what I was trying to say. They heard me when I prefaced that I was certainly among the worst of the sucking mombloggers, because I am a combination of all of them. I talk about poop, I think I’m perfect, I complain about my kid, I have bling all over my blog, I yammer on about nothing – and yes, I make a *little* money while doing it. Total. mommy. suckitood.
But some people *didn’t* catch that message and told me about it via email. LOUDLY. And ohhh. *OUCH.*
For about 5 minutes.
Because if anyone knows me, I like to laugh. I like to laugh at myself, and at others. Sure I don’t want to be mean-spirited or hurt anyone’s feelings, but if you can’t laugh at yourself once in a while – what’s the point, right? And come on, A LOT of what we talk about on mommyblogs is FUNNY. A lot of HOW we talk about it FUNNY. [Um, intentionally or not.]
So, I think I am going to have to revise the title of this post.
“Piss Off The Mommybloggers Sometimes. Cause It’s Funny.”
Have you ever ticked off people with a post? Or had backlash offline?