MUMSNET GET PUBLICITY THEY CRAVE.

I’ve read a lot about Liz Jones today. I knew I would… After all I did read her article in the Daily Mail.

At first I was shocked, but also a little tickled to hear such ignorance from a women who actually shows no intelligence within anything she writes (and I’m not just referring to the article in question). She has always come across as bitterly unhappy, a tad unhinged and most obviously… Jealous.

So… What am I gobbing off about?

Well, In a nutshell Liz Jones attended a conference known as “BlogFest” as a speaker. Blogfest is designed and targeted at “Mummy Bloggers” and the event was one organised by that of “Mumsnet”. Following the conference Liz Jones went home & wrote a somewhat unflattering article and has therefore sparked a bit of an upset within the blogging community.

Now, I won’t defend my writing or either one of my two blogging platforms. I don’t give a toss what this narrow minded Journalist writes, even if I am a “mummy blogger!” I didn’t attend the conference… But I had my reasons, ones that I was a little confused, didn’t stop others (I’ll get onto this later).

Now, Liz Jones is known for her articles, in that they are always designed to mock and defame. She has always had a certain knack when it comes to putting down something she is not… A mother! As well having a good old dig at celebrities whom are younger, quite obviously more attractive and of course more intellectual then she could ever be! This is a writer known to contradict her own words on a regular basis. Nonetheless, bitchiness sells papers and lets face it, just like me writing this, the tweets and other blog post, bring publicity and therefore raise profiles… This leads me to my next point!

But first, If you haven’t read the bitterly racist article about the “Mummy bloggers” written by this anti mother motormouth then just google or tweet it. I really don’t want to include the link… My guess is the mail online has done great enough already with their backlinks and page ranking for one day.

For me there is a matter much more important than the article itself that should be spoke about! One i’m surprised that you bloggers are not raising already! Anyone guessed where I’m heading with this?

Well if you haven’t… Shame on you. I simply ask you all this… “What about the ones who set about causing such a stir in the first place?” Are you with me yet? “The ones who fancied creating some guaranteed publicity for themselves when they invited a well known venomous columnist to an event said to be targeted at parent bloggers and their children?”

Mumsnet… it is them you are forgetting! What about their part in this? Do you really think they invited such a speaker not knowing her views? Lets be serious here, her words have never been anything other than ignorant when it comes to mothers!

Did Mumsnet not expect a mention in the pages of the national paper? Yer… Of course they didn’t! What better way to get things trending on twitter then by using a motormouth such as Liz Jones!

Importantly… Coming back to that brief reference I made earlier in regards to not attending. I was a little saddened when discovering that mummy bloggers who I follow, had actually exchanged money to attend this publicity fest… More so because each should remember that Mumsnet wrote a book pretty much branding us to be pretty similar to that of the words and opinions of Liz Jones!

What did you all forget this little fact?

I disregard the said article written by Liz Jones as a load of cobblers. However, I ask each and everyone of you bloggers who attended this event, why you wanted to attend an event organised by a group who have already openly rubbished what we do as bloggers? I swear I heard half of you state you were not returning to the site and its forum. Not when they are openly biting the hand that feeds them.

I therefore ask you all what you expected from a Mumsnet event… A pat on the back and a well done badge for your sidebar?

Seriously… Did you?

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A welcome note from Mummy of many talents

So, here it is… My brand spanking new blog, ‘A mummy of many talents’ and what a fantastic time to launch it… the very first day of a New Year! It’s 2012 and I’m up for some serious blogging!

My names Claire-Louise and you may already know me from the blog ‘A boy with Aspergers’ 

I’m not about to give that up… Hell no, I love that blog! This is just me branching out and trying something a little different.

I love to write, it gives me great joy to do so. My blog ‘A boy with Aspergers’ is going swimmingly, it’s all good over there, however I wanted to start ‘Mummy of many talents’ to show myself & others what else I could do and hopefully inspire other mothers along the way. 

However, I don’t want this to be just another “Mummy blog” nonetheless, I am a mummy and dead proud of that, hence my blog title! 

Mummy of many talents will be themeless (for now anyway) I want a place to unleash the creativity as and when it comes. Sometimes I’m sat reading, watching tv or cooking dinner when suddenly I get this urge to write, all kinds of content comes into my head and sometimes it has no relevance to my blog ‘A boy with Aspergers’ so it goes down on paper. I was reading a book full of this content today when I suddenly thought, “Sod it woman, you need to start another blog!”

There are many things I like to engage in and many ideas I hold and this is the place that creativity will be shared. 

Maybe at times it will be an escape, a place to showcase something wonderful; share an idea or just offer some piece of advice that I feel beneficial to another. It will be my expressions as a woman, not just a mother! Hopefully my readers who have been so wonderfully supportive throughout my time blogging will join me here and like this blog as much as my other! 

Only time will tell and if a year down the line ‘A mummy of many talents’ is read and shared on a scale anywhere near my signature blog, then that would be awesome! Lets just wait and see!

About me!

Name: Claire Louise

Current age on the 1st January 2012: 29 years

Twitter name: clairelouise82

Job status: Full time mother to three children, two sons and a daughter, also a part-time Volunteer.

Other places I can be found: My long running & quite successful blog, “A boy with Aspergers” where I’ve been blogging 3 years ( started in November 2008) and Yes, I did just blow my own blog horn.

Interests: Law, education, psychology, autism, SEN, dance, art,writing, blogging, social networking, chocolate, shoes, makeup & bags (I have no excuse for the last four, I’m only human after all)!

Ambitions: Complete a law degree, write a book on autism & hopefully one-day have my own brand!

Qualities: I’m not afraid to write it (ever); non judgemental; willing to try;  I have ambition; if I want something I work to get it; I love a bloody challenge.

Downfalls: Sometimes over trusting; have a tendency to put my heals in it; talk a little too much; I’m quite bad at saying no (I hate the word NO)

Passions: My Children, My writing, My art, My voluntary work designed to help others.  

My motto: “If you don’t like it, don’t engage in it… but please don’t bang on about it!”

I really do hope this is a place you can gain something from, feeling compelled to visit time and time again.

So please raise your glasses to a fabulous New Year and what I hope, in time will become a Fabulous new blog!