Just like Clark Kent had a secret identity & was Superman, we mom bloggers have our own “secret” identities & they reside in the blogosphere.
You meet someone new, they ask if you work or about the things you do outside of motherhood. You sort of work, but not really, but you do spend a lot of time online, forging connections, meeting other people, networking, going to conferences, tweeting out for help on potty training, diaper rash, & depserate cries for #wineparty after long parenting weeks!
But when it comes to meeting someone new in real life, we keep our blogging life a secret, at least for a little while. It can be from a nervousness that they are going to think you are absolutely crazy, because we don’t want our families to know we are telling stories about them online, or we don’t want our bosses to find our most intimate life details.
But honestly? I rather enjoy having this “secret identity.”
Superman, was awesome, but he was no mom blogger, that’s for dang sure.
What was it that people used to always say about him?
“Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, No! It’s SUPERMAN!”
But for us Mommy Bloggers, who have our own set of super powers & Kryptonites (hello, major diaper blowouts & public meltdowns!), we have our own saying too:
“She can tweet faster than a speeding bullet, she’s got Klout more powerful than a locomotive, she’s able to leap writer’s block in a single bound! Look, it’s a chef, it’s a chauffeur, NO, IT’S A MOM BLOGGER!”
We Mom Bloggers forge a pretty strong bond in the blogosphere, from our blogs to our twitter parties, & I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m thinking that all we need now, is a symbol that allows we mom bloggers to recognize each other in public, because I’d really, really like to have a #wineparty in real life with you ladies!
**Non-mom bloggers have some rockin’ blogging super powers too!**
How much do you love your “secret” blogging superpower?!