Internet Lingo

2 09 2008

Before reading my post, I wanted you to know I’ll have an exciting announcement tomorrow!!

Don’t forget to come back to find out what it is!

Now, on to today’s rant…

Recently, I was featured in my sorority’s national magazine. It was titled Mommy Preneurs, a five page article about 18 women from all over the U.S. who are building businesses while raising families. This article introduced me to the term “Mom Prenuer”. I had never heard this before. How is this, since I AM one of these? In the past few months of blogging, I have come across several new terms… things that I am! 

Besides being a Mom Prenuer, I am a SAHM (Stay at home Mom) and a WAHM (Work at Home Mom). I googled WAHM and was shocked that there was a whopping 2,000,000 entries for this! 

WAHM Online Magazine

WAHM site for Christians

WAHM talk radio

WAHM Networks

WAHM Addicts… 

The list goes on and on and on! There are 4,090,000 entries for “SAHM” and 3,800 entries for “Mom Preneur”. 

Many sites even make you pay a membership fee to join their support sites. If they are free, there are loads of advertising and contests to attract new visitors. I was shocked by how many people are cashing in on these internet acronyms. 

I’ve been a small business owner for nearly 10 years and a work from home mom for over 5 years. I have been far too busy with my business and kids to even think about looking online for support. Heck, I don’t even have time to attend local social networking events or up date my web site… and that’s what I do for a living!!! Create web sites! ha. Guess that’s why I’m surprised all of these WAHM sites exist! Maybe I’ve been really lucky in business that I haven’t had to advertise or look for clients. But, I still can’t believe working moms have time for this stuff.

Call me old fashion, but I prefer the terms Stay at Home Mom, and Work from Home Mom. No acronyms for me, but I will make sure to keep up with the latest ones that pop up. Maybe I can create a web site and make millions! I think I’ll start one called WOFFF (Wives of Fantasy Football Freaks). Okay, if you ever see a support group for this… you know where they stole the idea. ha!

 

This is one of the best sites I found for acronyms. 

(I found it interesting that WAHM is NOT on this site… mmmm?)

www.netlingo.com

Check out the top 50 acronyms every parent needs to know!! It’s scary.

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7 responses

2 09 2008
hookedonhouses

You are so funny, Amy. I’m cracking up at WOFFF. I bet you could get a lot of people interested in that!

I’ve been a WAHM (and SAHM, and mompreneur) myself for over 10 years and haven’t joined a support group yet. My website is also woefully out of date. I’m too busy working on writing projects to keep up with all the other stuff, I guess.

Can’t wait to see what your big announcement is! You’re such a tease! -Julia 🙂

2 09 2008
minnesotamom

Those are FREAKY things that kids are sayin’ online (with the acronyms). I can’t even believe it! I’m not even that old, and I am shocked shocked shocked at this.

And what are you doing leaving us hanging like that?

2 09 2008
ashley

buy the domain name AT LEAST!

big announcement…? yippee!

can’t wait.

favorite snl skits. “that’s great bass” oldie but goodie dan akroyd; choppin’ broccoli with dana carvey; um…i love any of the chris farley, like the chippendale audition with patrick swayze (go to youtube and laugh your fanny off)…or see below

“adrian and barney”

http://funnyvideooftheday.blogspot.com/2006/04/chris-farley-chippendales-audition.html

your fan,
ash

2 09 2008
Tammy

Mom Prenuer?! It sounds rather stylin’ though :::giggle:::

It always amazes me when I do a random search online about something how many pages pop up….it can be about ANYTHING and you could go page after page after page. Neat to know that you personally have support though if you need it 🙂

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

2 09 2008
Melissa @ The Inspired Room

Hey, yes, post your Halloween pics! For sure! Anything to get us inspired for fall! Nice to meet you and thanks for coming by!!!

Melissa

3 09 2008
Amy from Texas

Yeah! I couldn’t believe those acronyms! Parents of tweens and teens… make sure to be up-to-date on the texting lingo. You will be shocked when you go to that link I provided. Yikes.

-Amy

3 09 2008
Angie in OH

I think it’d be possible to spend so much time on the networking sites, that you wouldn’t have time to actually get your job done! That’s just my outlook on it. 🙂

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