Welcome Back From BlogHer, Ladies! What’s This ‘Momosphere’ Stuff, Though?

by doodaddy on July 30, 2007

Since half of my favorite bloggers — ok, 51% — were at the BlogHer conference this weekend, it seems only fitting that I should say “welcome back!”

A bunch of women wrote about one session in particular that as far as I can tell was called:

The Momosphere: Why Are Mommy Bloggers Mean To Each Other?

Moms calling other moms ‘cliquey’? Where’s the empowerment in that? I thought BlogHer was all about networking, learning, and dressing up your friends when they’re passed out?

And if there is a hierarchy to mommy blogs, where does that leave daddy blogs?

Oh, right: with 0.00005% of the Internestine audience.

Seriously, I know I wasn’t at the conference and all, but do this meanness and this hierarchy really exist? And if so, is it just a mom thing? Mommy and daddy bloggers have always been encouraging and cordial to me (except, of course, my famous sanctimommy), and I’ve never felt condescended to, even by the big guns — which compared to me is just about everyone.

Can’t we all just blog nice?

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Marijean July 30, 2007 at 4:05 am

That is not what it was about at all. The politics of being a mommyblogger was discussed but very little of the discussion had to do witn exclusion or “meanness.” Several people liveblogged the session so you can read for yourself and decide.

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Annie July 30, 2007 at 4:46 am

I’m only a relatively new blogger – and I have yet to see evidence of meanness in blogs by women – this is why I love them so much – everyone seems so grown up! Mommy message boards however are a whole different thing and something akin to not even high school, but elementary school and I hate them! (mommy boards that is!)

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Mom101 July 30, 2007 at 5:42 am

Aha! See that’s where cause and effect come in – just because someone feels “left out” doesn’t mean that any sort of meanness or deliberate exclusion were at play. I find mostly the meanies on the internet stay anonymous, as you know. And yeah, I admit I’m happy to leave them out of the fun.

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JaniceNW July 30, 2007 at 10:06 am

I haven’t run into this issue. But then I losy my junior high mentality about 30 years ago. Janice don’t play mean.

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TrackSuit CEO July 30, 2007 at 12:35 pm

I blame Urban Baby!
Why can’t I stop reading it?

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