We’re In The Wall Street Journal!

Last week I had a great chat on the phone with Sue Shellenbarger from the Wall Street Journal. We talked about the phenomenon that is Dooce.com.

In today’s article, “The Blogger Mom, In Your Face”, Sue represents well the joys and ills of a life online.

Here’s an excerpt from the post, which just happens to include a quote from little old me… too fun!


Accounts from the home front that can be real, revealing and sometimes raw.
Source: Technorati

The time demands of sustaining what has become a brand name are incessant. Experts say keeping a blog fresh and topical is essential. But after posting most days for seven years, Ms. Armstrong has periods of writer’s block so intense that they’re “physically painful,” she says. She carries a notebook almost everywhere, recording thoughts and ideas. To take a vacation she has to pile up extra material. “Many nights I’ve gone to sleep crying because I want my life back,” she says.

“The pressure on her to come up with something unique to say all the time would be enormous,” says Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5minutesformom.com, another popular site. Mr. Blackshaw adds, “It’s kind of like ‘Mom meets ‘The Truman Show’…Everybody is watching” constantly.

You can join Sue in her forum on the Wall Street Journal where she and her readers are continuing to discuss parenting and mommy blogs.


  1. says

    I guess it was only a matter of time before someone wrote about this. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to try to keep up at that level every day. I have a hard enough time just coming up with things for fun.

  2. D. says

    Congratulations. I just saw your website listed in Scholastic’s Parent & Child magazine when it was sent home from preschool with my son this week. I’ll have to check out the Wall Street Journal now.

  3. says

    Wow! I’m totally a Legos fan, and I’m a girl! :-) I have a little boy and I know he and his daddy would get a lot of enjoyment from this set! Enter us, please. :)

  4. says

    Susan, being in business myself I know how much of an honor this is for you and your website. It isn’t easy to build a website that receives that type of press/interview…very well done to you and twinny 😉

  5. says

    Thanks for reprinting the list as well–kind of you to share the link love :)

    My hometown paper ran the story but didn’t bother to print the list or check any of the links. I had to say I felt a little forgotten!

  6. Paula Englert says

    Congratulations! That’s quite a feather in your virtual hat. It’s far past time that Moms get more credit than we have. We’re a lot smarted than the media implies at times, especially stay-at-home-moms.


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