The good people of TV Land are nervous. Moms like us are increasingly turning off morning TV programs in favor of blogs.
The pundits are saying it’s because blogs provide a livelier, more timely, and more relevant forum for women to discuss the issues of the day. With TV shows (of the news and talk variety), the “discussion” is decidedly one-way. It’s the experts or personalities telling you–the isolated viewer at home–what they think.
I also think we moms like to keep it real (even if keepin’ it real sometimes goes wrong). TV morning shows can be so phony and sickeningly sweet ‘n’ sappy. In the MamaBlogosphere, topics are addressed head-on, straight-up, no-bull, and with many points of view included (and welcomed!). That makes for some of the best and most interesting discussion, in my opinion.
Still, I’ll probably keep watching “Good Morning America” while sipping my morning coffee and feeding my baby girl a bottle. It’s a good passive, groggy-friendly medium to start the day with. Blogs are better once my brain is fully awake!
P.S. Thanks to my fellow blogger and coworker Bob for the heads-up on this story!