“Mommy blogs” is one of the interesting things that the internet has created for us. Our mothers didn’t have it twenty years ago. These blogs are about parenting and family issues, mostly written by women. Recently, I’ve seen a few daddy blogs too. It’s really nice to read about parenting from the men’s perspective.
Mommy bloggers blog for many reasons. While most of them write about the joys and trials of motherhood, some mommies are branching out into other areas of interest like food, fashion, arts, photography as well as politics. Some mommies even reached the internet celebrity status because of their informative, thought-provoking and fun-to-read blogs.
Some of my personal favorites include Karen Cheng’s Snippets of Life, Leonny’s Our Everyday Things and Bing’s Story of Bing. I like to read fashion updates and shopping ideas from Karen. And I learn a lot about photography from Leonny and Bing.
Besides parenting tips, I can find honest product reviews, medical advices, solutions to common childhood problems and recommended local services from mommy blogs. They are flooded with information, better than any parenting book in the store!
Interestingly enough, I find myself trying very hard to write my own motherhood experiences on my blog to share with others too. I blog mostly about what’s going on in our family. My blog also serves like a journal of my son’s development. I’m constantly snapping photos and making mental notes about what I’ll post next on my blog.
Another important aspect that is worth mentioning here is that my blog keeps me in touch with my loved ones. My family members and close friends get regular updates about us through my blog. I write about birthdays, weekend outings, important events and Little Edison’s growing up stories. Although I don’t meet-up with them so often now, but they can see us on my blog regularly.
Lastly, blogging makes me part of this ‘mommy bloggers’ community from which I share my experiences, knowledge and encouragement. It helps me connect to the help and support that I need to be a better mom. I lost count of the number of encouraging comments from my readers when I’m faced with problems. And I also get useful advices to help me through a tough parenting spot.
Blogging is a really awesome hobby to me; it enriches my life and it keeps me updated with the latest trends in the world of internet. Occasionally, I get e-mails from readers who like my blog. I’m very happy to read these encouraging e-mails.
To readers who sent me e-mails, I want to thank every one of you! I apologize if I couldn’t respond to you promptly but I’m really touched by your words of support. I appreciate your thoughts in writing to me.