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Monday, February 18, 2008

Blogging - why the "mommy blog"?

Jimmie from One Child Policy Homeschool has an interesting post on blogging as Mother Culture. She has hit the nail on the head for so many of us "mommy" bloggers, certainly for me (see that over there in my side bar in my "about me" section!).

For me, blogging and blog reading provides me with a link to the world around me, but not a passive link like television. Blogging encourages one to read, think, and respond in a way not possible for at-home (and especially homeschool) moms in their daily lives. Oh, we might get the occassional coffee date with friends, but that is often devoted to catching up and talking "shop" - and always too short! Here's a sample of some of my recent "mother culture" reading via blogs:

Mere Comments
Behind the Veil
Hearts of Darkness
Child-Men
A Grown Up for President

And you'll see more in my "Recently Shared" list in the sidebar.

So, do you find blogging is one type of Mother Culture for you? If so, in what way? Leave a comment -or if you blog about it, leave a link.

3 comments:

Amy said...

I find it true for me too. I find blogging and reading blogs causes me to look at things in a new way - especially my busy, task-oriented homeschooling life.

Jimmie said...

Wow! Thanks for commenting and for linking to me! You do have "mother culture" on your sidebar. Well, gee! YOU should've written my post! :-)

I love this --"For me, blogging and blog reading provides me with a link to the world around me, but not a passive link like television. Blogging encourages one to read, think, and respond in a way not possible for at-home (and especially homeschool) moms in their daily lives.

Yes! I dislike TV in general, but the Internet is so different!!

DebD said...

Great post! I'm behind and haven't read Jimmie's post yet, but I heartily agree with what you've said here.