The invasion of the ‘Blogger Mums’ Parents on the internet by Suzy Miller
I am a grown-up with young children and a business. I can’t possibly have time to ‘socialise’ or network online. So why is it I find myself interacting with people I have never met from all round the world, into the early hours, ‘poking’ on Facebook and ‘nudging’ on Twitter ? God, I’ve even started my own blog and am in danger of transforming from a reasonably normal mother of three into a full-on geek!We have all at least heard of internet dating sites and online chat rooms, and Which? reports tell us that 75% of
One of my Facebook friends, Ann Handley, posted: “The real value of social networking for women is that they can seek and find like-minded individuals at all stages of their lives. When I was a young mother – a breastfeeding, cloth-diaper-using, attachment-parenting mom who was working (freelance writing) from home – I often felt pretty isolated, without a ‘network’, wondering if I was outright loony some days… I would have loved a blog like dooce.com , or a mother’s group on Facebook, to connect with other mothers like me.”
To read the rest of this article, check out the Winter 2008 Issue of WE Magazine for Women.