Why Mom Blogs Rule

by Jan Geronimo on February 16, 2009

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Don’t you think it’s rather odd that mom blogs comprise the bulk of my blog list? I’m beginning to think so myself. The more pressing issue, however, is this - do mom blogs indeed rule the web in terms of content, coolness, artistry and power?

Mom blogs are just so cool. And speaking of content - they’re hard to beat. In fact, I’m beginning to suspect they reign supreme over bloggers of the opposite sex without even breaking a sweat. It’s good to know in the web there’s no glass ceiling that hinders mom blogs progress. Blogging is just so their natural habitat.

Here are my tentative findings why they rule the web:

Because they are creators without equal. After all if one can conceive life, go through nine months of pregnancy and the ordeal of childbirth - what’s a blog to stop her at her tracks? In the grand scheme of things, blogs are a walk in the park. Throw moms a more worthy challenge.

Because moms are the true masters of language.

Because moms have it all down pat to an exact science. Did I hear a collective groan from you guys? Close your trap now. And do something productive - here is Jo’s post to get you up to speed on the geography of men and women.

Because moms wield the economic power. On her say so things are bought from trinkets to major purchases. Says Michelle Mitchell in her guest post written for ProBlogger, “You’ve heard ‘The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world’? Well she who does the shopping then blogs about it rules the net.”

Because moms are tough. “A woman is like a tea bag,” says Eleonor Roosevelt “- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

Or until she discovers blogging.

What do you think guys? Should I take up gardening instead?

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

tonex February 17, 2009 at 2:23 am

Nice quote from Eleonor Roosevelt. But she hasn’t heard the quote, “Walang matigas na tinapay sa mainit na kape.” Haha!


lemuel February 17, 2009 at 5:55 am

true enough, i have been blog hopping for the past weeks and found mom blogs very interesting, sometimes funny when they write about their kids and their experiences. some moms also write about their funny experiences with their husbands. plus they have a lot to say about art, politics even religion. i agree… mom blogs rule.


yatot February 17, 2009 at 9:53 am

i only read one mom blog out there… it’s http://aboutmyrecovery.com/.. i find her blogs really interesting… ms. noemi tackles different topics on parenting, relationships, politics, and many other more topics!


Dee February 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

Hi. I think mom blogs makes sense and thrive, because even if its not niche blogging, it is community blogging where there is support from different moms. But I don’t think it really belongs to the top ranks. So there is no need for you to instead take up gardening. So much writing talent will be put to waste. :)


Jan February 17, 2009 at 11:17 am

@tonex: Malamang. Hehehe.

@lemuel: that’s true. and most of them are in blogspot. Hehehe.

@yatot: I’ll have a look-see. Napaka-discriminating naman ng taste mo frend. Only one mom blog? Hehehe.

@dee: they make sense to a fault. hahaha. since I started blogging I have only unsubscribed to one mom blog. and only because she’s obsessing about her cooter and less savory matters I don’t care about. But most of the mom blogs are all right. :)


caryn February 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm

heehee. mom blogs are fun to read because they’re very real ;-)


Jan February 17, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Exactly. One would suspect mom will frown on the strange goings-on in the web and the places they’d been to - you know, moms being all-knowing, palo-palo wielding moms of old. But that’s a stereotype. Today’s mom bloggers are fun to be with. And witty. And knows how have a good time online. :)


Roy February 17, 2009 at 11:07 pm


bagong layout! nice ;)


bingkee February 18, 2009 at 2:31 am

I don’t suggest gardening….when you become a dad someday, be the most popular dad blogger…di ba?


yatot February 18, 2009 at 3:14 am

@jan: hehehhe.. hindi naman.. it’s just that, the many blogs i read, i only managed to have one specific blog for each category… di ba very organize ang blog reading ko! hehhe :D


Jan February 18, 2009 at 9:59 am

@roy: hey, you’re back. :) Thanks.

@bingkee: hahaha. Ta dah - a new door opens. Here comes jan, newest dad blogger on the block. At nagrhyme pa. :)

@yatot: That’s food for thought. Is that your style before, or right after you’ve taken a peek at my google reader- when you simply thought this is not the way to handle things? hehehehe. Joke!


earthlingorgeous February 19, 2009 at 12:05 am

I love that quote from Eleonor Roosevelt! very very true. Tama be a famous dad blogger someday. I read some dad bloggers but I agree they lack the creativity lol! Baka you’ll break the trend.


yatot February 19, 2009 at 1:11 am

@jan: ohh.. i haven’t peaked at your google reader! hahahha… it’s my style a long time ago na! i only subscribe one blog per category.. and it’s true… and of course, i am subscribed to all of my blogmate friends!


Jan February 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

@Ms. Earth: To the extent that this blog is my surrogate baby, yes dad blogger is okay with me. :)

@yatot: :) am just pulling your leg. At some point, my unread feed count ballooned to over 1K. And I thought I was a voracious reader huh. Now, it’s down to 700+. You can take a look now. hahaha.


Internet Marketing | diTesco February 24, 2009 at 11:54 am

Hi there. First, thanks for visiting my blog. Second, lol, I think I will have to agree with bingkee. Gardening is cool but not as cool as dad dot com or dadwannabee.. Anyway, I think mom’s are great. Unfortunate the mom of my two kids is not into blogging or I think she will be fantastic.


Jan February 24, 2009 at 12:16 pm

@diTesco: You’ll never know. :) Maybe she’s biding her time. hahaha. Thanks for sharing.


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