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.
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.
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.
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.
A list of blogs I like to pop over and have a coffee with:
The Good Girl Confessional
There are more but just a few today. xoxoxo
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