Leave Mia Alone…

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Mighty Mia Moves

I’ve gotta say.  I can’t quite believe the whole ‘Mia is wrong’ campaign.

Sure there will be bloggers out there who feel she is taking a direct stab at them in predicting their failure but just as any person should be, she is entitled to her opinion and the direction she wants to take.

If anything she has stepped aside leaving a little gateway for someone to come in and steal that section of her empire.

I was never a fan of Mamamia in that I’m not the ‘mummy’ type that feels a connection to reading news on all things kids, babies, mums or families.

If you can’t tell by my own blog, I get bored very easily.  I don’t really want to read about breastfeeding (just as you may never want to read what I have written) when I’ve been there done that, I will fight and yell to the end if anyone is discriminated about it but my breastfeeding days are over so such a story isn’t relevant to me anymore.

I yawn at the thought of reading about routines, school lunches, activities for kids or how to stay in shape as a new mum..

For others new to it or in the throes of motherhood, a  mummy blog can help you feel you’re not alone.  I like being alone and know that I have family or friends a phone call away to answer any questions.

But I never rang because motherhood for me and most is just a natural thing where instinct kicks in and you just know what to do.  Make sure they (and myself) are fed, happy, alive and loved. For others who may not have the support or instinct these blogs do provide a community for them to feel they belong and that’s great.

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Mamamia for me is like the group at school who all hang out and you like them and they like you but you don’t really feel you fit in.  You don’t want to talk about what they’re talking about as it doesn’t really interest you.

I think I was a king in a past life where I would order a jester to constantly entertain me.  Even people in my life all are unique in that they can amuse me for hours on end. Anyone who doesn’t is sent to the dungeon.  Mamamia is not the jester in my life.

The group at school, or now in adult hood reading Mamamia are all talking about the following.

These headlines were pulled from Mamamia’s site.

Four reasons why it’s okay for your children to see your vagina.

I really don’t want to know… and don’t believe I’ll be putting mine on display anytime soon but read the article words to find out that it’s all about being nude in front of your kids. Big F&*% deal.  Make a non issue into an issue by using the headline VAGINA.  Probably because we all parade around nude or at least our kids see us nude but nude just wouldn’t make a headline.

Did Bindy Irwin Fart??  WTF  Sorry it actually read.. did she let one rip.

Oh for F*&#s sake.

I just don’t freaking care and feel I have wasted two minutes of my life providing you with examples.

Anywho. Back to Mia. Aside from these examples of what Mamamia has become….

Give her a bit of credit aside what the data says  While there were other mummy blogs before hers she did lead the way to show what is possible.

She lost me as many others with her click bait headings and regurgitated stories that were pulled from Facebook or other unreliable ‘moment’ news sources to get in on the viral wave.

I clicked the X rather than shovel through all the ads and I’m sure as a mummy site, if they recognised their readers, that they would know that most don’t have the time to close multiple ad screens and offers down.

They are busy mums.  Not interested in all that, but looking for a quick read from a reputable place.

Gone.

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She lost me when I read a post on how she sent her friend a pic of her belly to make her friend feel a little better.  That’s a story you tell to friends not something I find valuable in reading. A nice gesture to her friend yes, but I don’t feel I gained anything.  Others may have identified and felt a comradery with the belly issue but …… not me. (Aside from the fact I do have a hefty slab of unwanted belly fat)

She may have me back because she has recognised that I (Because it’s all about me) don’t have time to head to several different blogs for news or updates.  That I don’t want to read all things about mums…  (Oh please don’t continue with all that other celebrity, star, viral crap also)

We are vocal in the fact that women are amazing busy creatures but don’t give them the credit that they don’t solely need women’s site and women’s opinions.  This to me was to me polarising and not a representation of the world.  Sure there are other sections to her site but it is dominated by the hype stories nothing about the Kardashians but with a picture of them.. (Do your kids have names that go together?)   which was a most shared story…..

Her readers are dumbing down our intelligence by opening this trash….. By making it the most shared story….

I praise Mia for not only leading the way but also acknowledge that she could be right. She has been a success and there’s no reason with the changes she’s making that she won’t be back on top.

I’ve seen heaps of post on social sites of bloggers where rebranding is required because the kids have grown up and their blog isn’t relevant to their current life..

I’ve seen lots of bloggers who  long to have a post published in Mamamia, I’ve seen just as many angry that payment was non existent.

I don’t like the whole Buzzfeed, memes, Facebook posts on unreliable blog type news.

Mummy blogs won’t die entirely, in fact they may still thrive, I don’t freaking know because I’m a small time nobody who reads very few  (exception of blogs I do read below) but in a world where we should be embracing change, shouldn’t we watch and learn from a successful person rather than chase her with stakes?

Tall poppy?? The Temple is all about ‘Just being Freaking Nice OK!!”  And I really dislike how people have turned.  Ones that were so eager to get their writing published on Mamamia are now the loudest voices in opposing her.

I don’t know but from someone who writes the latest, greatest, fakest interviews with Hollywood stars and innate objects, someone who no one takes too seriously,  just leave Mia alone.

Give her credit that she knows what she is doing.

OK!!

A list of blogs  I like to pop over and have a coffee with:

Tune Into Carly Radio

The Good Girl Confessional 

Our  Parallel Connection

The Kid Bucket List

Pinky Poinker 

Peace ‘o’ Mind

There are more but just a few today. xoxoxo
Apologies for those blogs mentioned if you did not want to be associated with me…..
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5 Comments
  • Karyn Jane
    December 1, 2015

    Haha Tamzen, very well said. I haven’t heard much Mia hate but I did see in the Aussie Bloggers group the article where she said Mummy blogs are over. I commented, “Since there will always be mums, mummy blogs probably won’t die” and then thought “Whatevs” and went on with my life. I disagreed with her opinion but because I disagreed, I didn’t give it a second thought and therefore didn’t waste any energy saying anything else about it. 🙂

    It’s like, it’s cool not to agree with somebody, in fact probably healthy, but if you really think a person is wrong, and them having their opinion doesn’t actually hurt anyone else, why would you let yourself get so upset over what they think?

    • Tamzen Temple
      December 1, 2015

      Exactly. Mums will always be around and so are the blogs that create the little communities. She most likely is wrong but I’ve seen a few personal insults, (I hate her? She thinks she knows everything etc) not many but silly comments. I think Mia should have said ‘mama Mia has grown to be full of irrelevant, click bait stories that the lowest common denominator is reading. Thus the change’ but just as you have an opinion so does she and we’d hope all get credit for being free to speak. Xxoo

  • Ronnie Peace
    December 4, 2015

    Apology accepted!

  • Crystal Collier
    December 9, 2015

    Truthfully, I’ve never been to the blog. *shrugs* I read some mommy blogs, but mostly personal ones that outline personal experiences or funny stories. Life is too short to be bogged down by things that don’t matter.

    • Tamzen Temple
      December 10, 2015

      I’m all for mummmy blogs if they focus on real issues or just share but once all the spammy things come.. it’s over for me. thanks for visiting the temple.

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