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!

I’m joking..

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…


33 thoughts on “The Mummy Blogger Game of Thrones

  1. Rachel Gully says:

    Brilliant – and I agree with you, despite being a “mummy blogger” myself. I lose track of who hates who this week and I agree that there are many cliques and “if your face doesn’t fit, your not welcome” groups. I just plod along, do what I want to do and try to get on with everybody 🙂

  2. Michelle Ordever says:

    I was always taught “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” and that’s where I stand on things to this day. I try to be nice to everyone I meet online, just because I’m behind a screen, doesn’t give me right to turn all nuclear on yo ass and be a bitch from hell! Oh and I am nice to people face to face too…I figure, treat people the way you would like to be treated… *adjusts halo*


  3. Donna@Mummy_Central says:

    You’ve hit the nail on the head. Totally. But isn’t that the way we women are?
    Just last night I was witnessing a Twitter spat between 2 prominent mummy bloggers. One was accusing the other of being “cliquey”. The irony was that she herself has her own little band of followers who hang on her every word.
    It was like being back in the playground, watching 2 head girls having a fight!
    In many ways I’m relieved to have sons. They fall out, punch each other, shake hands and get over it.
    The female of the species is much more complicated than that. Have to say I’m never popular enough to be invited into any of these groups *sniffs huffily*

    • Kip Hakes says:

      I thought I’d let someone else draw the conclusion that women are like that.. I daren’t 😉

      Generally I want to knock some heads together and make some people kiss and make up 🙂

  4. actuallymummy says:

    I’m jogging to the audio book of Game of Thrones and LOVING it! Please don’t tell me Joffrey is ALL bad??

  5. New Mum Online says:

    Once upon a time there was 2 sides, then 4, then 8…. we must now be at 16….. So people can’t even take sides anymore, cos it’s like WHICH ONE………………… it really really has gone bonkers – FAB POST

    • Kip Hakes says:

      That’s kinda how Game of Thrones goes.. First it was North v. South, then it slowly breaks down into ‘House v. House’ 😉

  6. Momma of Mojo says:

    I knew is was going to love this post just from the title. I did. I’ll just be a house-less waif and stray I reckon…

  7. Jaime Oliver says:

    LOVE IT!! i think that all bloggers and blogs are individual, they are unique in many ways and it should be celebrated not made to feel second rate! it is not hard enough to convince non bloggers that we are normal without turning on ourselves! …. Here’s individuality and diversity and just being us

  8. PippaD says:

    ROFL, you aren’t hearing all the stories if you think there is less sex!

    And like you I like everyone, even if they eat my chocolate.

  9. Little Lilypad Co says:

    Hilarious! Love Game of Thrones and think this is a great analogy! Lets hope no one gets some fire breathing dragons!

  10. LazyGirlBlog says:

    Oh God I agree, and I know you’ve seen a few bits of potted history from old folks like me too (2006 vintage me). As Liska says there was once a great group, then it split into two, then splintered more and more. It’s sad but perhaps inevitable in a group which competes against each other for views and stats.
    I’m not a fan of a very small group of people and there are massive reasons there that aren’t petty, BUT that said there are some people who I don’t really think anything other than “meh” for due to a petty squabble. Trust me, if you’ve been around like me since carrier pigeon personally delivered mail, and been a bit shouty and confrontational in the past you’d forget why and who and what too!
    Great post 🙂

    • Kip Hakes says:

      As I said, it’s not realistic to get on with EVERYONE, and I don’t doubt some people have been total knobbers. My point was, I want to try and keep everything on an even keel and just get along as best I can

  11. Alex Walsh says:

    You do know pretty much everyone dies horribly in a game of thrones don’t you?and those that don’t tend to get maimed or disfigured:-)

  12. SAHMlovingit says:

    Love this! Although I’m completely oblivious to what goes on half the time (I keep myself to myself and am giving most social media a miss at the moment) but now I’m wondering what went down last night *runs off to Twitter* 😉

    To quote Jaime Lannister himself “By what right does the wolf judge the lion”

  13. Oren says:

    Hey, we don’t talk about men stuff! I don’t know what men stuff is!

    Apart from Game of Thrones.

    Signed, Oren. AKA King in the North.

  14. Mummygadgetgeek says:

    Let me be Littlefinger! Hanging around in the background, biding my time…

    Seriously though, there really aren’t enough dragons in blogging. WE NEED MORE DRAGONS.

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