Anyways, for this week’s edition of WTF Friday, I have a question. Or an observation, posed as a question. Call it what you will. It fits into my theme.
I’ve seen a lot of writers-as-bloggers. I can identify (I’m a wannabe). Writers like to write, and they also like an audience, else they’d be something other than writers. Like editors. Or poets.
(Oh snap. Just kidding, poets.)
But there’s another identifiable subgroup of blogger that has me slightly mystified. And it’s The Mormons.
It’s not all Mormons, not even close. I haven’t really read/liked any blogs by the young’uns, out on their missions. It’s Mommy-Mormons, or Maybe-Mommy-Mormons (that is, young women of marriagable age who subscribe to the tenants of The C of JC of LDS). And I have to say, this sub-group is hilarious and surprisingly irreverent. Which is, possibly, why I’m paying attention to them.
I first became aquainted with MMs (and a few MMMs) when I worked at A.C.Moore’s corporate office. A.C.Moore is a giant craft chain store on the East Cost. It’s major competitor is Michael’s, for those of you who live in the States. For those of you who don’t, I’m sorry. Because the States are awesome.
And I was well aquainted with the buyers for the scrapbooking division whilst at A.C.Moore. And all of the best stuff came from the Mormons. Really, I should say Mormon-land, but I always just thought of things like the Cricut Expression springing straight from the heart of the SLC temple. Every good piece of crafting (the most wholesome of pasttimes) technology pretty much came from Utah.
Hello! Provocraft is NAMED for Provo, UT!
Anyways, all the scrapbook (and related) vendors were always REALLY nice, and funny, and just generally pleasent. And I thought that moving away AND being Catholic was really going to nix my ability to experience and enjoy that group.
However, I’ve found them again. They’re alive and well in the blog-o-sphere. They blog constantly, with dry wit and humor that makes me seek them out. It also makes me not irritated with their mommy-hood. It also makes me wonder what’s in the water out there….
Because, what I really want to know, is how come this group is so darn CREATIVE?! And how do they get a jump on every creative-outlet fad? Or are they even GETTING a jump? Are Mormon Mommies (and Maybe Mormon Mommies) scrapbooking’s biggest fans, or did they (as mormonwiki.com claims) create the modern day scrap?
DID MORMONS INVENT BLOGGING?!
What The Frikkety-frack?