Recently I wrote a travel feature for a national newspaper site where they referred to me as a mummy blogger. And you know what? I have no problem with that at all.
I’ve been a mummy blogger for three and a half years now. I’m very confident in my ability as a journalist and writer, and I’ve never felt constrained by the term ‘mummy blogger’ – I’m proud of being a mum, and I’m proud of being a blogger, hence, er, the name of my blog.
And yet I know some bloggers who are also parents really struggle with the idea of being referred to as ‘mum’ or ‘mummy’ bloggers.
Personally I don’t see why being a ‘mummy’ or ‘mum’ or ‘parent’ blogger’ has to confine the topics you blog about, or the way you blog about them. You won’t find me writing about nappies or nits on this blog, but I do share my opinions, my taste in men, travel, beauty and entertainment reviews.
I never consider myself to be ‘just’ a mum. But I am a mum and I’m bloody proud of it, it is my biggest achievement. So is there really anything wrong with being a mum blogger?
I’d love to know what you think.