Find a news story, or draft a personal essay, about motherhood or parenting for your blog. Make sure that it ties into the theme of the blog itself, and link it to at least two other blogs. Then make sure you crosspost it to the class blog. Warning: mommybloggers, like anyone else, can be sensitive to condescension, so linking to their work in a respectful and accurate way will save you some grief in the comments section.
- Meter Politikon, “On the ‘Politics’ of Mommyblogging,” in May Friedman and Shana L. Calixte, Ed. Mothering and Blogging: the Radical Act of the MommyBlog (Toronto, Canada: Demeter Press, 2009), 91-111.
- Clancy Ratliff, “Policing Miscarriage: Infertility Blogging, Rhetorical Enclaves, and the Case of House Bill 1677,” WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, vol. 37, Nos. 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2009), 125-145.
- Ann M. Little, “Tiger Mother Beatdown: Child-Free Auntie Queersplains it All,” Historiann, January 22 2011; “What I Learned From Blogging: Authority, Essentialism and Motherhood,” Historiann, February 24, 2011; “The Blame Game,” April 18, 2010; “Betty Draper Is A Bad Mommy,” Historiann, May 10 2010.
- Kebby Warner, “Pregnancy in Prison: A Personal Story,” Women + Prison: A Site for Resistance, 2010.
Workshop: Skype visit with Ann M. Little, author of the academic blog Historiann.