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Monthly Archives: March 2013
Maegan, of the “Love, Maegan” blog, wants you losers to stop complaining about sponsored posts and ads. Squealing that “We bloggers work hard and offer free content day after day after day AFTER DAY as entertainment and enjoyment for YOU. FOR FREE”, she then goes on to say that just like she did back in her days as a world famous Burger King commercial actress she will shill products – even though she is “NOT TRYING TO SELL YOU THAT PARTICULAR PRODUCT” – because:
…I’m a product now too…and if a company thinks there’s a good ROI for them if they pay me to talk about their product on my blog, them I’M GOING TO DO IT, just as I would as an actor.
Continuing her rant against her ungrateful readers, Maegan went on to remind us again that we get to read her blog for free:
Oh dear ladies, I do apologize that I FORCED you to get out of your sweatpants that day, DRIVE to my blog and PAY TO VIEW it just to be SO LET DOWN by this sponsored post. Oh yeah… you’re probably still in your sweats, stuffing food in your face, doing nothing with your life. But really, I do apologize from the bottom of my heart that I had an enjoyable afternoon with my family drinking juice and then got paid to blog about it, truly I am. How could I EVER make it up to you? How about you can read my blog for free WHENEVER YOU WANT?!?!?!?
…do you think maybe I could come to your job and tell you what I think about what you’re doing? Because ya know what sweethearts, you don’t actually know me. And ya know what else. YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT I THINK OF YOU.
Sweet put upon Maegan then wrapped up her self-righteous “Shakespeare gotta get paid” diatribe with this extremely professional closing statement:
Unless you want me to make this a subscription only space, I suggest you enjoy the free content or get in your car and go elsewhere.
:: COMMENTS CLOSED ::
I know that if I were a company looking for a blogger to sponsor my product I would be emailing Mangry right this minute. This is absolutely the kind of behavior that says “I am professional, I am mature, I can represent your company with grace and class.” It’s not at all the internet equivalent of the Kool-Aid man busting through your wall and then screaming that this is what he gets paid to do so just put up with the hole and drink the fruit punch. So honest! So brave!
Tired of healthy living blogs that are self-righteous, boring repeats of kale and more kale written in snooze inducing cheerleader voices?
Then try Thug Kitchen. There’s nothing more health inspiring than being yelled at by food! Take that, HLB’s.
Liz Gumbinner, of “Mom-101”, is the latest mommy blogger to announce she has now become a single mom:
Nate hasn’t lived with us for the past month. It’s strange to fall into habits like sleeping on only two pillows when you can have all four. It’s more strange to lie in bed alone, feeling far less lonely than I did a month ago with someone in the next room over. I’ll take that as a positive sign of more beginnings than endings.
Supposedly just weeks before the balloon payment on her home is due and just days after being ripped a new one by the internet for claiming diet pills will help special needs kids, Jennifer is “Praising God for the beauty He promises to always bring from the ashes”:
Yes, like a phoenix rising from a smoking pile of debt MckMama has now fled her 6th home in 7 years. Claiming “it was a chimney fire that got out of the chimney behind the walls of our house because there was a gap in the part where the chimney did a 45 degree angle back there” she informs the planet that the insurance company will most likely not declare the house a total loss. But hey, maybe the insurance will pay out enough to make that balloon payment and allow Jennifer to move yet again!
Meet Amanda. She’s angry at Trish. In fact she’s so angry that she’s created an entire website detailing how angry she is. Why is Amanda angry at Trish? Well according to her, Trish is a criminal who forced her husband to have an affair he didn’t want…for 5 years:
Her behavior DURING the affair constitutes, however loosely, blackmail, and more definitively, extortion and coercion. She threatened, underhandedly but in no uncertain terms, that if he didn’t see her when in town (we live in California. A few times a year he went to Columbus, Ohio for business) she would make threats to tell me. He would say, “I can’t. I am very busy.” Her response, every time, “Well, I think it’s time we tell Amanda.” So he would see her.
Claiming “it is quite uncommon for an adultery tale as vicious and disturbing as this one”, Amanda shares the cruelly taunting emails of her husband’s mistress, full of such horrible threats as “I am sorry”. She also makes it clear that she is much more attractive than Trish, because obviously that is super important in a contest of moral justice.
I can’t decide whether I hope this site is some kind of viral campaign attempt, or the beginning of the greatest internet trainwreck of the year.
Gina, the feminist breeder of drama, has locked down everything from her blog to her twitter. Apparently she thinks that means it’s ok to go ahead and post things like this to the internet:
I’d like to know how many “sistahs” out there “agree”. I’d also like to know how many “strong black women” love being called “my sistahs” by Gina. I’m gonna go with…not many.
MckMama, owes a bunch of money, can no longer sell sponsorships via her blog. Instead, she is paying off her debt with a new endeavor – selling products from Xyngular. In fact, Xyngular products are apparently such miracle working compounds that MckMama even recommends them for special needs kids:
Amazing opportunity to hear a call tonight (9 Central) all about Xyngular’s supplements (that I’ve used to help me lose weight) as they relate to special needs children!!
Hear testimonies from parents thankful for how these supplements have helped their children!
The call is live. I’ll be on it. You can just call in and listen, you’ll be muted. Easy, peasy.
I cannot wait to hear it!
Later she responds to those questioning the wisdom of marketing herbal supplements as something beneficial to special needs children:
I’m so excited about others whose children struggle with special needs or even everyday illness to hear how the vitamins have had a radical impact. If you’d heard some of the testimonies I have from close personal friends, you would be wanting to share with others who are open! Shame on us if we kept this natural approach working for so many as a secret from others! That’s why I’m spreading the word!
She conveniently never responds with any studies or data showing objective results of these pills on special needs kids, and brushes aside further probing about how the supplements are regulated by saying that “The FDA only regulates foods and drugs. These supplements are neither. The FDA did approve phen phen, however. I don’t use the FDA as my measuring stick, personally.”
I guess when you have a mountain of debt to pay back you’ll pretty much do anything to get the money coming in, even if it means selling snake oil to parents desperate to try anything for their kids.