Mommybloggers are on Oprah!

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Some of you know that I'm not a very big Oprah fan. OK that's putting it mildly. I rant about Oprah in the same way I rant about marriage being a tool of the patriarchy. I can be obsessive in my Oprah angst. This is not a post where I'm going to rant about Oprah (or patriarchy) this is a post where I'm going to say "OMG! Mommybloggers are going to be on Oprah! How cool is THAT?!"

I know, you're shocked right? Shocked that mommybloggers are going to be on the Oprah show (finally) and shocked that I'm excited about it. Well don't be shocked about either.

There are so many great reasons to have bloggers appear on Oprah and I am a little surprised that she's stuck with just celebrity blogger skype-ins. But, Oprah has a brand to think about and caution isn't always a bad idea.

I'm hoping that once the Oprah barrier is broken on Monday, Oprah will embrace social media. I'm hoping that she'll recognize the opportunities that have opened up to women who blog and realize she should be talking about those opportunities and talking to those women. I'm hopeful that Oprah will understand that blogging is changing how women share their history and their stories. Oprah will surely want to be a part of that, now that she's seen women bloggers in action.

I may not love Oprah but I respect her and appreciate what it means to be selected to appear on her show. As one of the most influential women in the world, she is about to bring some very serious exposure to the mommybloggers appearing on her show and by extension, to all women bloggers.

Today, it's the mommybloggers on Oprah... tomorrow it could be YOU.

The Secret Lives of Moms is the name of Monday's episode (April 6th) featuring (via Skype) Heather B. Armstrong from Dooce, Mindy Roberts from The Mommy Blog, Daphne Brogdon from CoolMom , BlogHer CE Karen Walrond from Chookooloonks. Heija Nunn from The Worst Mother in the World (whose blog/vlog link will take you directly to Oprah.com), Vicki Glembocki author of The Second Nine Months will also be skyped in. Joining Oprah in the studio will be Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile, co-authors of the book I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper and actor Cheryl Hines, star of ABC's series In The Motherhood.)

Check your local listings right now and then go set up your TIVO thingy (technical term because I have absolutely no idea what a TIVO really does) so you don't miss a minute of this show.

In 2005, the question was "Where are the women bloggers?" In 2009, the answer is, "We're on Oprah!" How awesome is THAT?

~~Denise
Flamingo House Happenings

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