I'm A Parenting Blogger, Get Over It!


I have been blogging for over 3 years now and within the 3 years I have seen more than one slating parenting bloggers. Just why? It really doesn't make sense to me. What's worse is the ones that are slating parenting bloggers are actual bloggers themselves. I really do not understand what their problem is and I would really love to see them all go face to face to a parenting blogger and say all those negative things they have said about us.


Why did I become a parenting blogger?
Simple. I am a Mum of 2 and have been a Mother since I fell pregnant at the age of sixteen. It was hard. I have been judged. But I don't care anymore, I had finished school, qualified my course at college and went straight into work not long after my first was born. I have many things to be proud of at being a young Mum.

Blogging started back in 2013, a year after my second daughter was born. I had read a particular blog and I got really interested in starting one myself. I love writing although I am not the best writer and I am far from it too. I struggle with my words, I struggle with explaining things and with spelling but I honestly do try my very best. I won't let anyone tell me to quit what I love doing.

When I started blogging it was pretty obvious I was going to be a parenting blogger. I primarily started my blog to write about my girls and then that turned into giving out some parenting advice which were my own experience just in case someone wanted some advice out there. 3 years on and I am still a parenting blogger and I will not change. I do love being a parenting blogger, because it is me.

I am an honest parenting blogger
I do think parenting blogs are the most honest blogs out there. Some may say that we paint a pretty picture to cover the reality. But that isn't entirely true. I have written many posts about suffering with my weight, pre-natal depression, post-natal depression, tough days with the kids, tough relationship with my own Mother and much more. I will be 100% in all my posts because why should I hide? Some of my readers know me in person but I was honest way before they started reading my blog.

No one reads my blog
Some has actually said that no one reads parenting blogs. I hugely disagree with this. I have random readers and some regular reads which I know they have read and commented my post honestly. I have family members {not all} that read my posts. Of course, there are many people/bloggers out there who just have a quick read and don't read it properly but that really doesn't bother me. At all.

Why parenting bloggers?
It really does puzzle me why it is parenting bloggers that get the cr*p off other bloggers. I join threads daily and I read many fashion, books and beauty bloggers. I am not keen on them and I struggle to comment because I honestly do not have any interest in some posts/blogs but you don't see me sl*gging them off on social media or on a blog post. They are doing something that they enjoy. That is their interest in life. Just like what this blog is - a parenting blog.

So, I'm a parenting blogger and just get over it!
Those three simple words - Get Over It - Some people really do need to get over it. If you don't like parenting bloggers, just don't read a parenting blog. Ignore them. I am not going to quit my blog for anyone. Not even an EX-parenting blogger who thinks every parent blogger should quit. It's ridiculous but also quite hilarious looking back.

I won't quit and I am sure no other parenting blogger will quit because of a stupid vile post from an EX-Parenting blogger.

24 comments

  1. I don't get why parent bloggers get slated either. We write about what we know. Like beauty bloggers write about beauty because they know about it and so on and so on...
    Of course people read parenting blogs...I'm reading yours now and I know at least some of my family and friends read mine...What a load of tosh!
    The EX-parenting blogger who wrote that blog post is just one person. I know not everyone thinks like her. x

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  2. I don't know why people would slate parenting bloggers. I know if I had kids I'd be googling every little thing and reading so many blogs x

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  3. I don't know why bloggers don't just support each other no matter what you write about. It can be a very lonely pastime or job and it is lovely to have the support of other people who understand the ins and outs of blogging. Plus, as you say, although I would class my blog as a parenting blog I write about a variety of things. In my mind, I am a blogger and I write whatever feels right. I just also happen to be a mum and a parent. That is just the way it is and I don't understand why that should annoy anyone. Great post lovely. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  4. I think parenting bloggers are honest, we share the good and happy times and also post about the less nicer side of parenting, I know I do. No idea why anyone would slate parenting bloggers or any type of blogger x

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  5. I'm a parenting blogger and I must admit that when I transitioned to be a "mummy blogger" I found it hard to admit because of the flack that people give parenting bloggers. But now I've embraced it and you know what, it ain't half bad! x

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  6. I can never understand why anyone would feel the need to skate someone else but what do I know. Keep doing you x

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  7. I enjoy reading parenting blogs sometimes even though my kids are grown up! There's a lot of good info on them!

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  8. I love the fact that parenting blogs are a place to share the ups and downs of family life and where you can find inspiration and know that even in the middle of the night you're not alone and that someone has probably been through what you're going through and survived. But I hate that they are not immune to the mummy wars of judgement and petty fighting of the real world. Ignore the trolls and keep doing something that you love.

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  9. I read that article from the parent blogging that was slagging off parent bloggers and whilst she did have some good points (about how it's important to provide value), I thought she was very unfair. The blogging community has become very judgemental recently, and we should just let people do what they want to do.

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  10. I dont see why people slag of any blogger, we all do our thing, interact with others, make friends and on the whole we are nice to each other, there are a rotten few but that s just part of life x

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  11. it is indeed a sad world when one feels they have to slate anyone for doing what they like or feel passionate about. My child is almost twenty now and there was no such thing as a parenting blogger ( well not that I knew of ) but if there were, I would most definatly have read such posts.

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  12. I look at your blog quite regularly as being a mum I find parenting blogs interesting. These people are either trouble makers or are trying to write pots toboost their views, I wouldn't worry about them xxx

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  13. I must be living under a rock or something as I have never encountered any negativity about being a parenting blogger. Thus far I have found the blogging community to be really inclusive and supportive. Now I've probably cursed myself.

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  14. I think it is fantastic you're a parenting blogger and I don't understand why people get silly about it at the end of the day you write about what you know best and it gives you something beautiful to look back on too x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  15. I would not pay any attention to these people who say such things. I love reading parenting blogs.

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  16. Haha the friends and family I have that know I blog just do no get it at all. And because my work is now closely linked to blogging, they really don't understand how I earn money or how I work from home. Its like a hobby to them, which I guess part of it is. But I have clients and I work, its just not conventional work and it seems to blow people's minds! Haha. Trick is not to care what people think. Enjoy your blog xxx

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  17. I've got the attitude you can't please everyone as much as we'd like to. Some people can be so rude and controversial just to get a rise which sucks. I love reading other parenting blogs just to be able to relate to mums out there having the same struggles.

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  18. I've never understood why people take time to make others feel bad. It just seems like such a pointless (not to mention spiteful!) use of someone's time. Do whatever you want to do and ignore the people who tell you not to! :)

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  19. I've never understood why people give parenting bloggers such a bad time, I think just do what makes you happy. I read a whole host of blogs because I enjoy them and I love seeing what other parents get up to with their kids, it gives me ideas on where to take my daughter, what to do with her and also things she might like. I don't personally write a parenting blog but they still interest me, we all have our different niches and should be supporting on another not tearing eachother down x

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  20. Yes, there is some negativity out there about mums that blog. I saw the post I think might have triggered yours but didn't read more than the first paragraph. Agree about the three words!

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  21. My children are older now, but I love reading Parenting blogs. They still give me ideas of things to do, and places to go. I know when/if I am lucky enough to become a grandparent, I will use them even more!

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  22. I find parenting blogs so wonderful to see how mothers especially do things and how they maintain their individuality. I see nothing wrong with this or why its such a big deal we want to record our families story and connect with other parents.
    I too was insulted with the "no one reads your blog" comment and I just said "well my stats would beg to differ!" lol xx

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  23. Hopefully you are a fan of my blog although I don't typecast myself as a fashion blogger because my content although centered around fashion is very different and often personal like your own post. I feel the same, regardless of what genre you are you will always get negativity and trolls but I don't understand why they feel the need to do it. I love your blog and clearly people do read it!

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  24. I read the post that you are referring to. Seemed rather bitter and I'm always brought back to wondering why we insist of bringing each other down instead of supporting each other. You love parenting and you love blogging, go for your life and enjoy every bit of combining the two!

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