Wednesday, February 07, 2007


So, I might have a chance to start a paid blogging gig soon. The only problem is, I'm not really sure what I'd like to write about.

I get all of my mommyblog tendencies out on this site and there are already two other single and dating Moms on the other site.

My question is to you, gentle readers, if I were lucky enough to get you to read another blog of mine, what would you like to read more of?

Here are a couple topics that I'm debating writing about:
(A) Weightloss
(B) Mothers and Depression
(C) Working for a Non-profit
(D) Never been Married

or (E) Dear God, woman, don't even think about writing another blog because I can barely stomach this one and only read it because I know you in real life and you will occasionally turn to me and ask, "Did you read my blog yesterday? I wrote about this already."

Ok, here is the rationale. (A) is pretty obvious. I spend a lot of time and money trying to lose weight so it would make sense that I would blog about it. (B) Analyzing the intersection between "Mommy Guilt" and depression, especially generationally. (C) Well, I work for a non-profit and most of my salaried positions have been for non-profits. (D) This phrase tends to come up a lot when I first meet people. Marriage status defines us as individuals and I've spent a lot of time in the past year listening to people talk (endless sometimes) about their exes. I can even tell you the color of underwear and sexual proclivities of some men's ex-wives. Since I've never been married, listening to these stories is akin to listening to someone talk about a mountainclimb to the top of Kilamanjaro (Thank you Dora the Explorer for that reference). I can imagine and I don't really want to go throught it.

Of course there is option (F), which is any fantastic idea that you all have.

Please, please, please....leave a comment and let me know what you think. Otherwise, I will torture you all with more poop stories, so help me God!!!


thordora said...

I've thought of applying for paid gigs before, but then I realized I didn't want to listen to myself HAVE to talk. I'D get bored.

There's not enough honest talk from mother's with depression or any type of mental illness, and how that affects parenting, so that's always nice to see.

Give it a shot, and see how it goes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Anonymous said...

I think the weight loss blog is a good possiblity. It would give you the dedication that you may need. You'd feel responsible towards more than just yourself. You would also have readers depending on you.

There's my 2 cents. Although, I'm not scared of the poop stories. Two can play that game. :)


annab said...

i think your best posts are about motherhood, so i think anything from that angle through the mental health/physical health/social life would be cool.

Anonymous said...

take the gig! And I vote for "never been married."

CruiserMel said...

Of course, I'll be a devoted reader no matter what direction you decide on. My personal vote would've been D. But I'll leave it to your other fans.

Kind of Crunchy Mama said...

A or D

Dee said...

It looks like I'm in the minority here, but I think the non-profit idea sounds interesting. The key is to think of something that you could write about long term. For example, if you choose the "never been married" option, you might suddenly meet the man of your dreams, get married, and then you would have to give up the blog.

I also think the "mothers and depression" blog would be interesting. This is a topic that is coming out more and more in the blog world and I think it would pull in a lot of readers.

jenna said...

a combo of B and D, hands down. please god, no more weightloss stuff on the web! (i like reading it from you, cuz i know you, but can we say "over saturated market?)

i'm a little confused, tho. i know nothign about benig paid to write a blog. huh? tell me more!

Pregnant In Texas said...


Ha! I just posted about that exact problem today, especially because I've been thinking about one day getting married.

Blakken said...

I think that you should write about whatever floats the old boat so to speak...

karrie said...

Having worked for a few wacky non-profits, I'd read a blog that poked fun of some of your coworkers. But you probably cannot really write that sort of thing.

Is a specific focus a requirement for the gig?

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