Maci Bookout, one of the original Teen Mom girls, has started a new blog which is an attempt to help her connect with fans on a more stable platform than Twitter or Facebook.
Maci has had a website for quite a while. The site, which you can find HERE, has been a place where she shares photos, social media updates, and contact information. The addition of a blog creates a new reason for fans and followers to go to the website and read about Maci’s parenting struggles, life after MTV, and all sorts of other topics that she is asked about on a daily basis.
Maci’s first blog post, which is titled, “Kids Ask the Darndest Things,” talks about her experience with her son, Bentley, asking questions that she might not completely know how to answer on the spot. Maci talks candidly about the experiences that she’s had with her son and some of the questions that he’s asked that caught her off guard.
Maci is still (as far as I know) in school studying journalism, and writing a book of her own, so adding blogging to the list of things that she’s juggling doesn’t seem like a big stretch since writing is something she’s obviously passionate about. While other Teen Mom girls have tried to blog, their attempts haven’t been received very well among fans, and the websites have been shut down or left abandoned for extended periods of time. Hopefully Maci can bridge the gap between social media and semi-professional writing and have a successful blog of her own.
A handful of the girls who have been featured on 16 & Pregnant or Teen Mom have tried their hand at blogging. Mackenzie McKee tried to create a fitness blog. Kailyn tried blogging for a while, but her site was later deleted. Ashley Salazar took to her blog to discuss her emotional battle with giving her daughter up for adoption. Sarah Roberts took to tumblr to blog about her daily battle with getting over her child’s father, Blake Thomas. Amber Portwood has also taken to the web to start the beginning phases of creating a website, but there’s no real news if it will end up being a blog or not.