I admit to finding this blog parody, Seriously So Blessed quite funny but also rather mean-spirited, because poking fun at mummy blogs? Well, it’s a pretty soft target. Here’s how the joke goes – we’re self-absorbed, shallow, smug, boring, competitive, stupid and gratingly girly.. Okaaaaaay, but we’re also women writing about women’s lives and when has that kind of writing not been made fun of, when has it not been denigrated as trivial? And for the record, you can sound pretty obsessed talking about your job, too.
Here’s another example… a supposedly more equal opportunity joke tumblr called STFU, Parents, with the motto “You used to be fun. Now you have a baby.” Except that most of these people sound so boring and sanctimonious that I doubt they were ever fun.