One of the big complaints of moms is “I don’t have enough time for ME!”
But if this is true, why are there so many Mommy Bloggers? Why would they waste their precious spare moments on the computer?
I think I can answer this one.
Because we’re allowed to think that someone’s actually listening to us.
We know at home that no one is listening.
Here are a few sample “conversations” that I’ve had recently:
Me: “MeToo, please come here.”
MeToo: (sits down where she is)
Me: “Come here.”
MeToo: (stares at me blankly, smiles a little)
Me: “Come here! 1! 2!”
MeToo: (starts screaming, reluctantly starts coming over before I get to 3)
Me: “If you’d listened to me earlier, I wouldn’t have to use the Mean Mommy voice!”
Me: “HeyMama, please wait until we all sit down before you start eating.”
HeyMama: (puts down food, 5 seconds later starts eating again)
Me: “Put the food down! I asked you to wait!”
Me: “So I was thinking of having the new couple from church over for dinner. What do you think?”
BestestHusband: (snores softly)
On a blog, we have evidence that someone is listening to what we say. Blogger logs pageviews. People leave nice messages and stop me at the gym to tell me they've been reading my blog (thanks Lovey!). Friends “like” posts on Facebook. Some people actually leave comments in the comments section!
Halleluia! SOMEONE is actually listening and responding in an encouraging and meaningful way!
So even if I never become a Blogging Bazillionaire, I will continue to be a Mommy Blogger. Thank you thank you thank you for listening to me. And not interrupting me every 90 seconds.
Why do you like blogs? If you have a blog, why do you do it?