As I have perused the interweb there is something that has bugged me. I hate to lump all the Mommy Bloggers into this group because I know there are those out there that are not like it. But what is up with Mommy Blog? Where is the content and where is the design common sense?
I can not read anything because there are so many “bloggy” awards or they are members of this blogging community or that one. As I have visited many of these blogs I can not find what they are actually blogging about. Their content is lost among and endless amount of self-promotion. In fact there is very little content at all even on their blog.
When I went to a Mommy Blog I clicked once on the scroll bar (their banner was so huge it took up 3/4 of the screen) to get to their content that was given maybe 2 paragraphs, in the grand scheme of things not that big of a deal… however most mommy blog content, is either a give-a-way or promotion of some sort which I will get into later. But, I was curious, so I continued to see how long their site was… it took me another 12 clicks on the scroll bar to get to the very bottom of their site! Seriously? You have so much crap on the side bars that it takes me 12 clicks to get to the bottom of the page! Compare that to my blog and it is 5 clicks!
I have one side bar filled with my creative content license, Facebook, follow me, email me, archives search, category search, and a small blog roll. I am not saying that I have the best design or the best daddy blog in the world because I do not! If you want the best head over to Twinfamy, EduDad, Daddy’s In Charge, I’ve Become My Parents, Man Vs. Dadhood, Founding A Father, Diaper Dad, or Daddy Knows Less.
Let us talk about the content now. If you are going to call yourself a Mommy Blogger actually blog about being a mom or stuff that will help being a mom. Do not just have give-a-way to your “readers.” Sometimes I wonder how many readers a mommy blog actually gets. Answer? Any mommy bloggers that are still reading and I have pissed off in this post want to indulge me? Parenting companies are now using the mommy blog as promoting their products which is all well and good but that is all that the mommy blog has become now is either a review or give-a-way. Write something worth reading, or maybe to other mommy bloggers your site is worth actually going to.
I will not say that they are not bloggers because they are. It is just that your site is a visual overload on my eyes. I am not asking for a boycott of all mommy bloggers until they learn what makes a web site look good just learn what makes a website look good! Until then those mommy bloggers better have a damn good headline or else I will not be visiting your blog. (this does not go for all mommy bloggers… there are a few out there that their blog looks great and I will continue to visit)