Wanted: A Place to Blog With Moms
The Silicon Valley Moms Group recently announced it will be closing its blogging doors at the end of July. A press release quotes SV Moms group founder Jill Asher as saying “considering the needs of our 400-strong writer group and those of our customers and advertisers, the business is not sustainable without additional financial support.” All 13 regional sites are affected.
To which I say: how sad!
I’ve been involved with the Silicon Valley Moms for two years now. In that time, I’ve enjoyed hearing the perspective of moms in Silicon Valley on topics such as local schools, competitive soccer, parenting, shopping, volunteering, traveling, health care, sex.
The collective blogging voice of this group was strong.
SV Moms provided a focal place for me to interact closely online and in real life with a great group of mom writers. Not only in Silicon Valley. I also met moms (some vitually, some in real life) from the Deep South Moms blog, LA Moms blog, Rocky Mountain moms blog, Chicago Moms blog, et al.
On top of all that, Silicon Valley Moms Group gave me a unique place to share my male perspective, letting me, a blogging single dad, write for the group.
As a dad with teens, I’ve shared my parenting perspectives, and also learned a great deal from other parenting bloggers. But as a single father raising two kids half-time for the past 10 years, and running a household solo, working from home for much of that time – I’ve experienced family life in a way that traditionally has been the domain of Stay At Home Moms.
By sharing stories with other mom bloggers, I hope that some of these moms and I have opened up to new parenting perspectives, broken through some mom/dad gender boundaries, and questioned traditional thought patterns and roles. I also got to share my views on divorce, cooking, aging, technology, raising teens. (With some sexy and funny tidbits thrown in from my dating life – you can never have too much car sex, spooning, or sexy texting!)Continued on the next page