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Welcome to We're Not Mommy Blogs! We're a brand-new community designed to fill a niche that we felt was missing from bloggy land, a niche specifically for bloggers who, for whatever reason, don't have kids.


Now, before we begin, we want to make a couple of things clear:

1) We are not anti-kids. We like kids. In fact, we love kids. But, whether by choice or circumstance, we just do not happen to have kids. 

2) We are not anti-Mommies Who Blog. We like Mommies Who Blog. In fact, some of our best friends are Mommies Who Blog. We got the blessing of those best friends before starting this adventure.

3) We don't want to exclude anyone. That's not our purpose. We're not into alienating people. And we certainly don't want anyone to feel left out. This is a positive community, not a negative one. Its purpose is to create a place for Not Mommy Blogs to hang out and be showcased. There are plenty of communities dedicated solely to Mommies Who Blog, but Not a Single One for the Not Mommy Blogs. 



Want to know more? Check out our Guidelines for our Blog Directory. 
Whew. Glad we have that out of the way.

Onto the introductions. My name's Katie of Chicken Noodle Gravy, and my co-founder is Bernie of One Mixed Bag. Bernie and I have been kicking this idea around for quite some time, but for various reasons, we're just now getting around to putting it into motion. This week Bernie was searching on google for communities and networks for bloggers who don't have kids, and...There. Are. None. A fact that finally got our butts in gear.

We want We're Not Mommy Blogs to be a place for blog hops, networking, and friendship. We want it to be a resource for The Rest of Us, because we are a vastly ignored population in the blogging community and that needs to be fixed.

We're Not Mommy Blogs will be offering a weekly linkup on Fridays. In addition to the linkup, you also have the option of officially joining the We're Not Mommy Blogs network by adding your blog to our Blog Directory. The only "rule" for adding your blog to our directory? You must add our button to your blog. That's all we ask!

We hope you enjoy your time at We're Not Mommy Blogs!

22 comments:

  1. You Darlings are FABulous and I know many who are looking for you... I'll let those bloggers know! xoxo

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  2. Would love to see a button that says "We support our NOT Mommy Blogs". I'm not a mommy blogger per-say, in the sense that I have never blogged about raising my kids. One of my blogs is about managing my grown children's careers but I have others that don't consist of kiddy stuff and would love to share support for all of you. I love non-mommy bloggers and think they don't get enough hype :-). Keep up the great work here..

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    1. Great idea! I'll get to work on that and add it to our button options. Thanks for the support.

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  3. You make me wish I didn't have kids. Is that wrong?

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    1. Absolutely not! It's just proof that our evil plan is working. Mwahahahahahaha! Just kidding. I think. ;)

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  4. Ooh, I'd totally sport a NOT a Mommy Blogger button! Love it!

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  5. I'm a mommy who doesn't like kids and posts about plenty of other things, so I love this. I'll be lurking on your blog hops to find non-parenting blogs to read!

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  6. I feel a bit like a traitor since I'm a Mommy Blogger, but I adore Chibi Jeebs (http://www.chibijeebs.com) who I accidentally discovered on Pinterest and who also supports Band Back Together (http://bandbacktogether.com/all-posts/) and so this run-on sentence means, I can't wait to explore Not Mommy Blogs even more! ;)

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  7. Thank you so much for this community! You guys are awesome!

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  8. This is awesome- I am a mom but that's a very small part of my blog, but you are right there is a need for this! I'm proud of you for starting this!

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  9. I love this, and I'll be lurking for nonMommyblogs to read, too! (And I already love Chicken Noodle Gravy, too.) I think we need to found a community for those of us who happen to be parents who don't consider ourselves Mommy Bloggers. (Um, but, and this is a huge and hilarious irony, I'm too busy with my kids to even consider being a point person for such a project.) http://jesterqueen.com

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  10. This is an awesome idea! And a neat way to support those of us who aren't mommy bloggers.

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  11. I seriously just about cried tears of joy when I saw this badge on Abby Has Issues. I have found the promised land!

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  12. I've been blogging since 2007. I became a mom in 2010. My blog evolved along with my life. I would have loved to have found this community when I was blogging before becoming a mom. I hope you do very well! www.facebook.com/chatonsworldpage

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  13. Do you really have to fall into the category of not being a mom? What if you are a mom but don't blog about your kids and all that goes along with it. What if the blog is just about you which may occasionally involve your children?

    I think there are two types of "mommy" or "mom" bloggers out there; those that devote their entire blog to writing about their children, the things they do, the words they say and all the pictures they take and the projects they make {which is cool, btw, and I'm not putting that down}, but then there are the moms that blog for themselves, the things they do and other things that would normally happen or that you would come across in life whether you had kids or not.

    So is this purely a blog for women/men who aren't mommies/daddies? Or can those of us, like me, join because I consider myself a non-mom blogger {not to be confused with a "not a mommy blogger"}

    Kim M.

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  14. I'm an old fart, and blogging wasn't around (as far as I know) when I was raising my son, who is now an adult. I don't mind people blogging about kids, but Mommy Blogs tend to make me feel either nauseated or inadequate. Perhaps its because I was never one of those perfect mommies. Because I was fighting just to put one foot in front of the other much of the time due to a mental illness which wasn't properly diagnosed until I was nearly forty, my son didn't get the mother he deserved, he got the mother he got. But we ended up being very close anyway.

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  15. Oh, thank God I found you! Not anti-kid, not anti-mom...just looking for other non-mom blogs to read. Looking forward to exploring! Cheers!

    Kelly
    www.yunbesote.com

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  16. Are you guys still about? I love this concept and I'd like to be involved if you are!

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  17. I have been searching for blogs like this! And yes I can't find any! I want to be a mom more then anything but circumstances will not alow it right now it maybe ever . Would love to read things I can relate to and here stories

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