Recently a few people said they like my 'new blog' to which I said [thank you!] and how is a six year old blog new? To which they said its a mommy blog now which prompted me to look at my recent posts and while I do write about other topics like chai, journaling, and random stuff I do write a lot about motherhood. Am I a mommy blogger?
It's not that being a 'mommy blogger' is a bad thing. Far from it. Most of the blogs on my google reader are blogs written by mothers about motherhood but its interesting to consider it my label since I began this blog writing about teaching at a very dysfunctional school, then the trials and tribulations of law school, and as an attorney, and writing, with all sorts of other topics such as being desi, traveling, current events, book and movie reviews in the rotation as well. I wrote here long before motherhood was even a concept and its possible I will write here long after I've resolved my child-related sleeping woes. [on that note, how long does one blog? Do you have an end-date for yourself?]
Being Waleed's mother is a huge part of my life but its not the only part of my identity and I hope that my writing, as well as the life I live, reflect that. Whether you read me now in the current evolution of this blog or well before motherhood arrived, thank you. How do you see yourself as a blogger? Do you embrace the term 'mommy blogger' or a different term altogether?