I may be a mummy blogger – but I don’t just blog about kids’ stuff

April 16, 2012

Last week I had one of *those* conversations with a PR. You know the one.

Her: ‘I thought you might like to blog about this product (talks about product), we’d be happy to send you a sample.’

Me: In all honesty, it’s not something I’d blog about, there’s just not enough there for a blog post.

Her: But it’s for kids.

Me: Yes, but I don’t just blog about kids’ things.

Her (confused): But I thought you were a mummy blogger?

*head desk*

I am a mummy blogger. I’m also a travel blogger, a beauty blogger, an entertainment blogger, and, a thoughts and experiences blogger.  I’m not chained to the kitchen sink, I don’t have tea on the table for when Man of the House gets home. I don’t even own an apron.

If I look at the blogs some of my mummy blogging friends have written recently, they’re talking about topics ranging from politics to business and everything in between.

Mummy blogs are as diverse as the women who write them, and finding out whether a mummy blogger is going to be interested in writing about your product isn’t rocket science.

Just read their blog.

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  • Jen May 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I love reading posts like this. As a relative newbie I find this all fascinating and have been experiencing it in recent months too. In response to my call out for Jubilee related home interior products for review, I’ve been asked to take a look at Union Jack dummies – my girls are 8 and 5!

  • Coombemill - Fiona April 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

    So well put, that is almost condescending, to imagine you can only talk and blog kids. I assume she didn’t have any or she would know they can be your whole world but not your whole life!

  • Felicity Fox April 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Yes, there are days I blog about children because they’ve dominated every second but that doesn’t mean politics, law and current affairs are not relevant to me. After all, we “mummy” bloggers are teaching the next generation. I was recently asked what was my USP by an editor, why do so many try to categorise people to fit certain models. Liked this post as it is so true. Felicity Fox

  • HerMelness Speaks April 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I’m with Emily. ‘Mummy Blogger’ is not a term I am fond of. It seems to dumb down what we do and robs our art of some of its gravitas and importance, I feel. The term ‘Daddy Blogger’ is not as prevalent. ‘Parent Blogger’ is more to my liking.

    Coincidentally, I also talked about PRs in my post today. Of all the ones who have said “Having read your blog…” they go on to confirm they haven’t read my blog by the stuff they then go on to ask me to promote!

  • Emily from My Shitty Twenties April 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I completely agree, but then again I hate the phrase ‘mummy blogger’. I am a mother who also happens to write a blog, which is largely about being a mum- but I am not a ‘mummy blogger.’

  • (Mostly) Yummy Mummy April 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Amen to that! Yes, I am a mummy and yes, I am a blogger. But there is more to being a ‘mummy’ than nappies and the same applies to my ‘mummy’ blog.

  • Crystal Jigsaw April 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Here here!! How many times must I get emails from PR’s asking me if I’d be interested in potties, nappies, toys for under 5’s etc etc etc – it’s just boring now! Your penultimate paragraph sums up my thoughts to perfection!

    CJ x

    p.s. love the photo, great head scarf, definitely your colour…

  • CityGirlAtHeart April 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I feel the same. New to blogsphere I am a mum who blogs which automatically pigeon holes me as a ‘mummy blogger’. I don’t blog about my kids either. I probably will at some point but it’s not what it’s about and why I started my blog. Have been worried that I need to be more niche ..and blogged about that! But feel reassured that I cn blog about what I like as I’m into loads of things. Good to hear someone that’s been blogging a while feels the same 🙂