Lisa Belkin mentioned how Heather Armstrong’s blog Dooce is changing now that her first daughter Leta is getting older and refusing to be photographed in her New York Times article “Queen of the Mommy Bloggers.” I have been wondering about this: what happens to the blog of a mommy blogger when the kids grow up?
What is going to happen to Dagmar’s momsense once my son isn’t the cute 4-year-old anymore? Will there come a time when I don’t want to post photos of him anymore because he doesn’t want me to or because I want to safeguard his anonymity when he gets older? Will my readers loose interest in my stories about L once he gets to a certain age?
Heather had another baby, an adorable little girl with huge eyes, so she has fodder for many more years to come. But that’s not in the cards for us — L will most likely be an only child.
The field of “mommy blogging” is still so new that there are no examples yet of moms who either stopped blogging because their kids got older or transitioned into writing about other things. At least I don’t know of any. Do you?
I don’t presume too many people would be interested in me writing about my pimply teenager, and I’m pretty sure my son won’t want me to write about him in detail anymore way before that, so I’m adding more posts about my love of decorating, which I’m really enjoying.
I started a series called “My Dream Home” in which I post inspiring pictures of all the things I would love to have in my dream home, room by room. My readers are really loving the series and Google apparently is eating it up as well.
Looks like I’ll be around for a while.