I had some variation of this conversation many MANY times on Friday, at Blogher '08:
Me: Hi, I'm Jennifer.
Stranger: I'm So-and-so. What do you blog about?
Me: I have personal blog.
S: Oh, so, what do you write about?
M: Well. Myself. And my life and opinions and what-not.
S: (Starts to look shifty-eyed) So. What...um...what do you WRITE about then? Like, what's going on your life?
M: Oh you know, whatever. Last week some lady called me fat, I'm constantly trying to drive less, sometimes I go to really sketchy bars and take photos. I have a two-year-old.
S: (Looks relieved) Oh! So you're a mommy-blogger. That's great!
M: Well, no. Not really. I mean, certainly, I'm a mom, and that's important, but, I mean, I've been blogging in some venue or another for way longer than I've been parenting. And. Um. Yeah, I write about my son a lot, because he's a big part of my life, but I write about all the stuff in my life, you know? Anyways, what's your blog about?
S: (Now actively wishing to excuse herself from my awkwardness) Well I blog about (insert highly specific and focused item here).
Then, on Saturday, the only panel discussion I managed to drag-ass to (I got a FAIL on Saturday's events) was Pursuing Your Passion Never Gets Old, featuring Mighty Girl, Evany, Que Sera Sera, and Suburban Bliss. Maggie Mason (The Mighty Mogul) at one point said something to the effect of, "What's wrong with calling it a personal blog people? I don't understand why we can't just agree to say, 'It's a personal blog. It's about me.'" Ignoring my questionable punctuation in that last sentence, seriously people? Can't we just call it a personal blog? Because when I tried to do that, it was often not well-received.