I just realized I haven’t updated the blog in several weeks. I’m frustrated about that because I have so much to say about baby wearing! I’ve got several reviews I would like to write, and I need to get back to the wrap challenge (the 30 day wrap challenge has turned into a 120+ day wrap challenge for me!)
Time’s been flying lately, and that’s part of why I haven’t posted lately. The other part is because of a somewhat snarky message I got about the blog. I am trying to advertise this page and gain more followers – because I truly love baby wearing and want to spread the joy.
I posted the blog on one website, and I got a message that they had removed the link, even though there were no rules against self promotion or posting links to other websites or blogs. The reason they removed the link is because I wasn’t an experienced baby wearer and they believed I needed to prove myself before I had a right to have a voice. The snark made me so sad that it made it hard to post for a while.
I’ve felt so much support and love from the mammas I’ve met while baby wearing that this message surprised me. I’ve never claimed to be an expert, and I believe I’m pretty clear in stating that I created this blog to share my struggles while learning to baby wear and the lessons I learned. I’m a professional writer, and this blog gives me a way to share my passion for baby wearing with other mammas.
We’ve also been so busy that I hadn’t had much of a chance to wear the lo. It has been super hot, so we’ve been staying inside. We’ve been really busy with some personal stuff, so I haven’t been going out much either. She’s teething, though, and the other day she was super fussy and needy. Normally on those days I spend time on the floor playing with her. This day, though, I had to clean (I was getting ready for her very first birthday party!). So I put her up in a FCC. That quieted the fussiness – it was a bit hard to get much done with her in front of me, but it allowed her to snuggle up to me while I picked up, dusted, and swept. Happy baby and happy mommy!
That day reminded me that I love baby wearing, and I love (most of) the community of baby wearers. I’m committed to the blog again.
If you are curious about any baby wearing issues, let me know. Since I’m a professional writer, I’m used to researching and compiling information, even when I’m not an expert. I want to write the articles you all want to read.