What's With All The Mommy Blogs?
I am a professional freelance writer. This is what I do for a living. I do as much marketing as I do writing in a day. I scour websites with job postings, reach out to individual companies, and look for writing work I can sink my teeth into.
Every day I see at least one request for Mommy Bloggers.
Obviously, there is not a problem with the existence of mommy blogs. Some of my favorite bloggers started out as Mommy Bloggers. But apparently the market isn’t saturated yet.
Does that mean there is another market? A market for people like me? Non-Mommy blogs? What about a series of blog posts from a nearly-40 year old woman who made a conscious choice not to have kids? I don’t want to say the Anti-Mommy Blog, because I am not against mommies, but maybe the alternative to mommy blogs.
I have stuff to say too. There are non-mommy experiences that can be shared. I don’t want to come off like I’m entitled to anything. I don’t demand that people be interested in the experiences of someone without kids – but is there a place for it?
If you’re looking for a non-Mommy blog to read (or a blogger to write it) what do you want to see? What kinds of stories pop for you? What advice can a non-mommy share?