Hey there Margarita Girls! (and a few guys)!
So It’s no secret I have a blog. I love to blog and I love to drink cocktails when I blog.. Sometimes Bloggers get a bad rap. Like they aren’t really writers, mom bloggers are lame, Bloggers are stupid..Oh I could go on and on.
Me, I blog on purpose. I want to make people laugh. Make them aware of mental health. Make fun of my family and friends. Because we need to laugh more.
I follow other blogs too. I follow https://mommyonpurpose.com/ and get her emails about once a week. Today’s email made me think. Carly, from Mommy on Purpose, saw an article on Buzzfeed that was not so nice about mom bloggers who blog about how to make money on blogging.
But while I get what she’s trying to say about blogs that teach blogging for money, I also wonder if mom blogs are getting too sucked into courses teaching you to blog for money. For the most part these courses aren’t cheap. BUT, they do teach the ins and outs of blogging for money. I get it moms, you want to stay home with the littles and make big bucks blogging. And in order to make money, you have to sell a book, have affiliate links, sell products and services and/or offer courses! IT’s a cycle for sho. I get it.
I’m not exactly a mom blogger. I’m a humor blogger. I blog about my life and family and all the insanity as it happens. My goal is to make people laugh. As a result I have made a few dollars. I have been paid to write for others, have been paid to write my opinions on products and services and most recently became an Amazon Influencer. So yes, I make money off my blog. But I can assure you I will not be able to retire off the money made. It barely pays my coffee habit and I would be thrilled if it paid for my margarita habit.
So what I want to say is, I think mom bloggers are necessary. They help and inspire other moms. Keep us all entertained and there is this whole underground mom community. And they want to make money too. My advice: don’t forget your goal. To help other moms. And not just with money. If you blog solely about how to blog for money, you aren’t being true to other moms. Keep mom blogs real. So many moms out there are suffering postpartum depression, depression, loneliness, exclusion etc. Keep helping those moms as well as teaching how to make the money.
There are tons of mom bloggers out there. We need more “empty-nester” blogs and humor blogs. This world is already depressing enough. Wouldn’t it be great to save the world with humor blogs?! I’m doing my part!