Hahaha!!! It didn’t take long for greed to spoil “Mommy Blogging.” Here’s a little article from CNN about some of the upcoming self regulation and government regulation coming for blogging.
Well, I don’t know what to say other than greed is human nature and offering folks free stuff subtly corrupts. But to me it comes down to the question of whether blogging a life supporting career? For me, getting paid to generate specific content is the difference between blogging and freelance writing. I think as soon as a writer is paid (either by cash, items, or services) to generate content, then that person is an employee and, as such, he or she should disclose they are doing a job for an employer. It’s as simple as that for me.
Haha!!! Aside from that, a brilliant thing has happened here. The professional news folks, for years now, have been trying to discredit blogging and here’s the perfect ammo. Have at it guys! It’s a really good argument.
So where does this leave the advertisers? In the same place as always — despised by everyone, but somehow still prowling around for the next convenient dupe.
As for Mommy Bloggers: choose whether you are blogging or starting a career as a freelance writer or freelance advertiser. Be clear with your audience as to which you are and all things should be fine. However, if you choose to be a freelance advertiser, don’t be surprised if you find yourself despised and not believed. I think this follows for all of us writing on the Internet, including me.