All the Drama On the Internets

All the Drama On The Internets

If you are one of the 10 people who read my blog, it is possible that you are a friend or family member, and that maybe you don’t {obsessively} read mommy blogs, cotton diaper blogs, and green/activist blogs all day, like I do. What, you have a LIFE? Clearly, I have much less of one, and I am here to fill you in on what you have been missing lately!

An interesting fact about the part of the blogsphere I have become familiar with since attending BlogHer 2010 is that it is FULL OF THE DRAMA. Seriously. People are always getting offended by something and getting mad and starting blog/Twitter movements against such-and-such. Then the next day or the next week, it’s something else. Not to be critical, but a lot of the people I follow tend to be upset about something pretty much all of the time. I do applaud them for wanting to motivate change – that is their intention. Honestly, though, I just don’t have the time or mental energy to be annoyed with all these different things constantly. Which is why you do not see me blogging about them. I do watch what is going on, much like people watch reality TV. It’s just fascinating!

In the last week, several controversies have sprung up which are of interest to me because they involve things near and dear to my heart: high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), babywearing, and cloth diapering.

Two drama-inducing events that have all the bloggers up in arms:

I’m not going to go on and on about my opinion about either of these things except to say:

  • Yes, I do avoid HFCS in pretty much everything we buy. I would challenge you to find one item in my pantry or refrigerator that contains it. I think you would be hard-pressed. I realize that, in small quantities, it does not “kill” anyone, but what it does is create a craving in your body for more sweets, which cane sugar does not do. In addition, it is a corn derivative, and if you have read books by Michael Pollan, you know that probably 80% of our diet is corn as it is, and we hardly need more of that. As far as I know, Little Sir has never tasted HFCS. I know he will at some point, but I am delaying this as long as possible, for the reasons stated above.
  • I baby-wore with Little Sir and we still do (see upcoming photos on this blog of us wearing him in the marvelous Ergo this weekend). I own a Moby, a Maya, an Ergo, and a borrowed Peanut Shell. I love each of them in their own way and will be wearing Baby #2 in all of them as well.

And one dramatic announcement that is all over the blogsphere, which is actually POSTIVE:

Ya’ll, these (cloth) diapers are awesome! Little Sir has always worn only BumGenius and I am super excited about them now being available in prints!

So, there, you go. Have fun observing the drama.
It’s more amusing than reality TV!!

4 thoughts on “All the Drama On the Internets

  1. Elaine A. says:

    I have been avoiding HFCS for a while now but can understand why the industry (the corn one, that is) is trying SO hard to get people to continue to consume their product. We are talking about BILLIONS of dollars here, as I’m sure you know. I would go so far as to say that I think “big pharma” is ALL about having people continue to eat LOTS o’ sugar so that they can continue to have more customers too! But then someone might call me a “conspiracy theorist”. 😉


    Thanks for the link up and let me know if you post pics of you and your little guy while baby wearing!

  2. Heather says:

    I must be living under a rock because I didn’t know BG was coming out with prints!!!! I am a little over-the-top excited about this news! I have ended up buying more and more BG to add to my stash because they rock and have always wished they had prints….

    Dream fulfilled!! 🙂

  3. The Eco Chic says:

    No drama with the BG launch? You must not be on Facebook! Not 5 minutes after the announcement everyone (NOT ME) was calling them ugly and the release a waste of time. I believe I heard shower curtain and old curtains to describe them. – PERSONALLY I’m in love!

    PS – Can you please teach me about HFCS b/c it’s an area I’m weak in. Would love to read more.

  4. J says:

    Hey Calley – ah, I noticed last night that @bumgenius Twittered “I stand by the prints” and that was when I realized some people might not like them… oh well, I love them! I don’t think they are too girly. There’s always plain white if someone thinks so 🙂
    I will have to round up some info on HFCS and do a post. I don’t think it’s as bad as trans fats, but I also hardly think I need to consume an ingredient that’s going to make me want MORE sugary things – I want those enough on my own! 😀

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