Marvelously Mediocre Mayhem

So I’ve been thinking lately about all the gajillions of blogs out there and all the mommy bloggers particularly. I’ve found it interesting to see which blogs gain attention, especially those that end up gaining a huge following. It seems that just one incident, post or event can make a blog “go viral” as they say, and then your cousin’s, sister’s roommate’s boss has a neighbor who gets her hair done by this lady who says you just have to read this awesome blog. Then the next thing you know, Oprah is calling and you’ve got a book deal and you’re bumping into celebrities at the local Fro-Yo and they want a picture with you. Not that that’s happened to me or anything.

In fact, sometimes I’m actually surprised I don’t have more readers than I already do. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I’m all impressed with my own awesomeness and think everyone else should be too, (well, okay, maybe a little) it’s just that, well, with material like this how can you not be telling everyone you know that they just have to read about the latest happenings over at SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem ? But then I think; hmmm…the “popular blogs” out there get plenty of nasty comments, too, and that’s no fun to deal with. Then there's that whole deal of trying to avoid the paparazzi, all the flights to appear on talk shows and being nervous when that red light goes on and you decide you really shouldn’t have had that second cup of coffee that morning. And of course all the revenue coming in from advertising, speaking engagements and such and what would I do with it all?

Then I started thinking about where I fit into all of this and it finally occurred to me! I’m famous for not being famous. (Or I should be anyway.) I mean, if pseudo-celebrities can be "famous for being famous” why can’t I be famous for not being famous? Makes perfect sense to me. Of course so do things like health insurance and marriage equality for all but I digress. So, I’m thinking that I’m just going to marvel at the mediocrity of the mayhem, so to speak . But please, if you read something that inspires you to share with your friend, neighbor, sister or cousin please by all means do. Share the mayhem – spread the love. Or something like that.


Julie@My5monkeys said...

there are good things and bad things with being a product/big blogger with lots of followers and there are good things to being a small blog with a decent following and still being to have voice being a mom blogger. I like blogging and there are times ... I didn't want to hear about all the big events that the other bloggers were going to and being paid to go and blog about. Its a catch 22.

Shell in your Pocket said...

I guess it makes sense!
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