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to not understand mum blogging
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stopfuckingshoutingatme · 27/01/2017 11:43

I can understand why people do it, they have something to do, feel busy and hopefully get advertorials or some sort of money

Its the readers, why would you read a blog written by a bog standard Mum? isn't there anything better to read?

about life as a working Mum of 2 crazee kids, my commute and LIDL versus Waitrose, and some nicked recipes

I means that's boring right? Confused

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MimiSunshine · 27/01/2017 11:55

I know what you mean. I just recently stumbled across a twin Mum blog.
It's just all 'we did this and that then the other' oh but times two obviously as it's twins ­čśĽ

Same for the Instagram mummies who must be constantly looking at 'scenes' in their home to stage and take a picture of to then upload with #lovinglife #myworldrightthere­čîŹ
I often wonder what the children will grow up to think when they see virtually their every moment online suitability filtered

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stopfuckingshoutingatme · 27/01/2017 20:11

''Tis strange and clearly so o dull no one even cares to opine ! Grin

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Nicknacky · 27/01/2017 20:13

Do you think people actually felt "blessed" before Facebook?! It makes my teeth itch when I see that. Can't explain why.

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ArriettyClock1 · 27/01/2017 20:15

Nor for me, I find most blogs pretty cringey.

But some people must love them, otherwise there wouldn't be eleventy billion of the blessed things.

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Sparklingbrook · 27/01/2017 20:16

I agree, mummy blogging is vv strange.. But a word of caution. A thread like this last year started stating examples of such blogs. One blogger appeared on the thread, very angry and it all got a bit messy.

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Lockheart · 27/01/2017 20:17

My cousin has one. It's all positive happy clappy mummy bloggy but to be quite frank it's painfully obvious she does it because she's bored out of her skull now she's left work.

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Somerville · 27/01/2017 20:18

I think the only people who read blogs are other bloggers. They all just pat each other on the back while blagging freebies off the back of the multiple hits of other bloggers who are blogging the same freebies.

Good luck to them!

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Cagliostro · 27/01/2017 20:24

I wouldn't read a regular 'mum blog', I read a couple of home education ones though as it's good to share ideas/projects and I write my own with a few reviews etc but it's mostly for family TBH as they like to see what the kids are doing in home ed (it's more like a diary). I don't promote it at the moment as I don't think I'm saying anything particularly interesting :o

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WorraLiberty · 27/01/2017 20:31

I don't understand it either, or 'fashion bloggers' for that matter.

Whenever anyone has linked to a blog on here, I've lost the will to live after the first paragraph.

Each to their own but I still can't understand why they appeal to some people.

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Surreyblah · 27/01/2017 20:32

I like the odd food blog on pinterest.

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Fallonjamie · 27/01/2017 20:36

I agree. I am also annoyed by the threads on MN which state 'just need to get it out there' or 'just need to get this down', 'sorry, just need to vent/rant'.

Fine. But WHY do you want other people to read it? Can't you have thoughts without other people hearing about them? Couldn't you write it down and throw it away?

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DrDreReturns · 27/01/2017 20:38

I've never understood any kind of blogging. A 'blogfest' sounds like hell on earth.

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Sparklingbrook · 27/01/2017 20:46

Some of the mummy bloggers pictures are Hmm. I do wonder if the children will grow up and ask their Mum 'Why?'.

Keep a diary if you must log every second of your life.

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fiorentina · 27/01/2017 20:46

I think there are some that are valuable. A few about examples of dealing with children with additional needs etc. I read fashion/lifestyle/garden blogs as it's cheaper than a magazine. I'm well aware they are paid to advertise etc. I still
get some inspiration.

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Yukbuck · 27/01/2017 20:55

While I agree that some of them are a bit cringe #yummymummy I do like some of them. But just things that interest me. The twins one might seem boring to some, but to other mum's with twins. It might be nice for them to read what others are going through. Like I say, they aren't for everyone but people obviously like them as these people can end up making lots of money. Trust me... the ones who move onto YouTube vlogging... I think you'd be surprised how much they are earning! Many people have millions of subscribers so the vlogging/ blogging world is obviously an up and coming generational thing!

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OneWithTheForce · 27/01/2017 20:56

You know what's even more Hmm than mummy blogs? Mummy vlogs! My DS is 7 and stumbled across "shot of the yeagers" on YouTube. I've watched a few and I keep waiting for the 'point' but it doesn't happen. It's literally just a video of her doing the school run or driving to a restaurant but they don't actually film inside the restaurant. She just resumes she filming in the car and tells you that they had a great meal but now every one is "super tired" and then it cuts to a clip of her DC in their pyjamas and one is usually crying and trying to stay awake to yell the obligatory "subscribe to our channel"

WHAT.THE.ACTUAL.FUCK??? Confused

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ShowMePotatoSalad · 27/01/2017 20:56

Well we're all on here talking about bog standard mum things aren't we? This website, that you are posting on, is called Mumsnet. Grin

You must get it deep down, because you're part of it.

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HughJarss · 27/01/2017 20:56

I follow a few blogs. A few years ago I followed Momastery (an American writer called Glennon) and her writing got me through some really dark times. I also absolutely love Constance Hall. (I should add that I'm not either of this women but I wish I knew them IRL) I think bloggers get an unnecessary hammering on MN. Some of them are great, some aren't. Don't like, don't read.

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gunting · 27/01/2017 20:59

I work in PR so speak to mummy bloggers a lot. I always wonder what on earth I'd write about if I had one. God knows how they come up with it all!

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lk26 · 27/01/2017 20:59

They all speak their own special language and all like the same things. Rose gold is very popular with these bloggers. And primark hauls. Oh and you must drape fairy lights over your bed when you're filming. !

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gunting · 27/01/2017 21:04

Lk those haul videos are funny... they are usually given all of that stuff from the company to talk about.

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FannyUmbongo · 27/01/2017 21:07

I don't understand how people make money out of a blog. I don't even know what a blog is Blush

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lk26 · 27/01/2017 21:10

Never do a Waitrose haul do they !! Sadly think they sell their souls to the devil and those of their children too. Must be a lot of pressure to keep up those perfect instagram styled lifestyles they all have.

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TheHiphopopotamus · 27/01/2017 21:11

Not a fan of mum blogs. There are some good ones out there, but absolutely anyone can start a blog and you have to wade through a lot of shite.

They tend to fall into two categories though. On one side you have the 'perfect' family blogs with the amazing husbands, 3 kids and immaculate kitchen types. And the other side you get the 'I've forgotten what my kids names are, look how messy my house is, is it gin o' clock yet?' types.

Both types are kind of irritating.

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SloanePeterson · 27/01/2017 21:13

The only one I read is The Harridan, and that's because that woman can write. Someone linked it here a while ago and it was the first time id ever genuinely found a blog funny. I know someone who has quite a successful blog and it's all very carefully curated. Her dc are getting to an age where they're going to object to being so exposed I think, no idea what she'll do then.

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