I’m not really new to Blogging, I’ve been doing it since 2008 – I suppose I’ve only been a ‘Daddy Blogger’ (despite hating the label) for a few years now. Accepting the title when I took the Emma’s Diary gig, and holding it after they ‘sacked’ me. I’ve tried to get into the ‘community’, on the whole I’ve been accepted (I think), but it’s certainly been an interesting and eye opening journey.
The Daddy Bloggers I’ve met all seem very nice, in a ‘we’re men, we’ll talk men-stuff’ kinda way, everyone seems pretty cool and it’s a nice circle to be in. Although I do still feel slightly on the outer edge, but I think that will pass in time.
The Mummy Bloggers though, you’re nuts!
Well.. sort of. All the Mummy Bloggers I’ve met and dealt with have been lovely, perhaps a bit wary of me, but you’ve all been fabulous. There seems to be a lot of problems between individuals and groups of Mummy Bloggers, there’s a lot of ‘history’ there, it runs wide, and deep! I’ve a vague idea of who hates who, who’s ‘wronged’ who, but I do really struggle to keep up! Honestly, I don’t give a flying fuck who said what, who did what, We’re all different, we can’t ALWAYS all get along, but I try and life by a simple rule –
If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.
Cliques are horrible, but won’t ever go away, but sometimes it feels like the community is a bit too ‘Mummy Blogger Game of Thrones’ for my liking. Endless battles between the different ‘houses’, so many people ‘slain’ along the way (sometimes innocent bystanders), lots of twists and turns – there’s just less sex in the Mummy Blogger version.
Please can we just have peace across the Kingdom? Let the North and South divides be removed and we can all get along in harmony (ideally!)
Don’t make me go all Joffrey on you…