I was a little shocked if not surprised to hear that a tome called Mom Blogging for Dummies will be published in July. Firstly, I must admit I shed a few tears for all the trees that had to be felled to produce such a pointless book. And secondly, any info anyone needs about becoming a mommy blogger is freely available on the internet so what's the point of the book? My blogging pal Very Bored In Catalunya did a brilliant send up of what kinds of stuff you are likely to find within its pages such as: How to crawl up the arse of bigger named bloggers, How to over-decorate your blog with sparkly bling and How to win that all important Nutella gig.
Like Very Bored I have no intention of looking inside the pages of a book that will
The problem is that some mommy bloggers get addicted to the attention their mommy blog brings.
For a select few vulnerable souls, a life of PR-pimpage means becoming obsessed with the hits on your blog, and in some cases making up dramas to get more traffic to your blog. Some of the mommy bloggers who went attention whore mad include the one who (allegedly):
faked a pregnancy
outed her pre-school son as gay
acted like a pat down at an airport was an assault
traded a puff piece for thousands in dental work
Indeed, one of the main qualification for being a mega famous mommy blogger may just be to be able to start a good row on the internet. So just be aware: there is a dark side to mommy blogging. And really, shouldn't there should be a warning on this book: All in the garden of free Nutella is not rosy!