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!
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.