I have no idea what prompted a blogger (who I will not link here) to launch an attack on many of us in general and one blogger in particular. We're the Koolaid moms and we should go quietly away and stop annoying our betters.
I've read through this person's posts and I still don't have a clue what he/she is talking about. It seems to be against some blogging "rule" to share our concerns with each other and to look to each other for support. I do know that her bad mother wrote very movingly about a sitiuation in her life which was troubling her and was slammed in the comments. It went downhill from there. There is now a contest underway to select the worst of the Koolaid mom blogs. I said I should win hands down. I'm corny on occasion, I write about kids all the time, I'm always talking about the ongoing soap opera at my house, and I consider everyone who visits here my online friends. I'm doomed.
Here's an excerpt from Her Bad Mother's post today in response to the contest:
So I am announcing my own contest, which is not so much a contest as it is a call-to-celebration. This is a summons for love letter posts to your bloggy friends - the bloggers you love or think that you’re gonna love or that you maybe just wanna fool around with a bit - to be tossed around the Internet in a big, kissy, KoolAid slurping, mommyblog-loving frenzy in which we all get celebrated as Mothers of the Week. So: sometime between now and Mother’s Day (Sunday), write a post about the women in the blogosphere that have made some difference in your world. It doesn’t have to focus on just one blogger (I don’t know that I’ll be able to restrict my celebratory post to just one blogger), but you absolutely must single out the objects of your celebration and give them lots of linky love.I'm giving it my best shot. I can't possibly list all my online friends who've become so important to me so I'm writing about one (after I let her know what I'm planning. I won't put her on the spot either). If she's uncomfortable, I still have time to back out. Please know that with this one example I'm including all of you and at the same time keeping you out of a situation you didn't choose. It's my decision to support another blogger if I can.
If any of you are interested, the link is to the one post describing the contest. The rest of the history is on that blog. If you want to read the other blog, let me know. I'll send you the link - just have no interest in giving him/her more publicity.