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I Am A Utah Woman Blogger

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 9:02 pm

Newspapergrl noticed that no one was ranking for the phrase “Utah Woman Blogger.” Within an hour she was number one.

Well, I am a Utah Woman Blogger as well, but somehow, I feel uncomfortable with that title. When asked to describe myself, I say that I’m a writer. Then I go into a strange apology about how I write on the Internet for several weblogs and strangely enough, I’m able to make a little bit of money at it.

Saying I’m a Utah Blogger isn’t a problem for me. I’m proud that I’m from Utah. I’m proud that Mike and I have been able to make this Internet thing work for us, even though we weren’t hatched in the loving arms of San Francisco.

I guess it’s the “woman” thing that I’m having a problem with. Yeah, I’m a woman. I love being a woman. I wouldn’t change it for a moment. The problem I’m having is that a funny little phrase called “Mommy Blogger” has turned up lately and it is always used in almost derogatory terms. I’m not a mommy, but if I was, would that make my writing any less? Somehow the idea of being a woman blogger has been mixed up in my mind with that “Mommy Blogger” idea and is something I want to shy away from.

Next time I hear a geek say the term “Mommy Blogger,” I think I’m going to punch him in the face.


1 Comment »

  1. Laura, I love this post!! I’m not sure exactly why, but it just jives with me. Thank you. :)

    Comment by Carolynn — 9/7/2007 @ 10:25 pm

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