In a nutshell the article is written by a fellow “mom blogger”. She is reviewing a recent event, a “Bloggy Boot Camp” presented by the SITS crew. The writer is, in my opinion, a bit flippant as she refers to the workshops, discussing the possibility of achieving 28,000 hit on your tutu tutorial.
It appears that one thing that can motivate a throng of bloggers to write about one theme is to publish an article in the New York Times. If you are not familiar, yesterday there was an article entitled “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand.” If you are a SITS follower you are more than likely familiar with the article and the chatter it has erupted.
Today on SITS in place of the usual link to a featured blogger there is an uproar over this article, and links to several blogs where the one theme of outrage is shared. While I do see the article as sort of condescending of the “mom blogger” and the power of this medium, I am not really offended. I think the writer referred to the women attending the conference in a less than positive light, and the headline itself was extreme but headlines lure readers, and the NYT is in the business of making money.
I believe that Tiffany and Heather,who created SITS, are taking this very personally, and I suppose I would too if my creation were not given its fair shake in the media. What I see is the loyal following getting a bit up in arms, over not that much.
I blog for me, I like to write, and this is a good outlet. I’ve briefly entertained the notion of seeking advertisers, of finding a way to to parlay this small hobby into a way to make money. I don’t see that as an avenue for me, and I’m very good with that.
So what do you think? Is the article fair? Is the response over the top or rational?