I’m taking a bit of an online break so am trying to avoid Facebook, Twitter and – well… blogging for a few days while I try to work out what it is that I want to be writing. However, because I appreciate my
loyal fans regular readers, I’m sharing some old posts you may not have seen but which are some of my favourites.
Today’s is about language and how it can affect us. An example that comes to mind is the phrase ‘mummy bloggers’ (or ‘mommy bloggers’ if you are in the US). I know a lot of mothers who blog hate this term, but I suspect that it’s more how it’s used than the phrasing itself. ‘Parent bloggers‘ or ‘people who blog about motherhood (or parenting or kids)’ just doesn’t have the same catchy phrase.
Not being a mother myself I have to confess I often feel sidelined by the popularity of mummy bloggers. It’s like a club I’m not allowed to join. Indeed I went to a blogging event last year which allocated us into niches but sadly failed to find a table for ‘failed weight-loss bloggers’. Meh…
So today I’m sharing a post I wrote about ‘Fat’ versus Phat!