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Affiliate Link Hell
November 24, 2015
4:40 am
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out
Cat
Meows: 27
Snarking Since:
October 2, 2015

Oh HOORAY, it's the most wonderful time of the year! When travel bloggers all post "holiday gift guides" because they're just trying to help you out, guys. But really, we all know it's just so they can throw 2810571984 affiliate links at your face no-no

A Dangerous Business – a blog I generally don't hate – just posted one and it made me want to scream. She does it a lot on twitter, too. 

I wish there was a way to block any posts with amazon links in them from my feed for the next month. 

November 24, 2015
8:26 pm
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mskva
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Meows: 29
Snarking Since:
June 7, 2013

byob meowed
Oh HOORAY, it's the most wonderful time of the year! When travel bloggers all post "holiday gift guides" because they're just trying to help you out, guys. But really, we all know it's just so they can throw 2810571984 affiliate links at your face no-no

A Dangerous Business – a blog I generally don't hate – just posted one and it made me want to scream. She does it a lot on twitter, too. 

I wish there was a way to block any posts with amazon links in them from my feed for the next month. 

But… but… how could you hate such super useful posts?! 

Seriously, they're so formulaic! Overpriced travel jacket. Newest GoPro. Insipid travel memoir that's a blatant ripoff of Eat Pray Love. Some sort of stupid anti-theft doohickey.

Hmm, actually… thanks for the inspiration byob, I think I've just written my next po$$$$t!

November 24, 2015
8:56 pm
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WhiteSaviour
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Meows: 47
Snarking Since:
December 3, 2014

Haha exactly! Half of it is shit they would never use. Can't imagine A Dangerous Business sleeping in a travel silk sheet for example (WTF is that??) The thing that I find more offensive than her affiliate stuffed posts and constant blogging course shilling is that she ends every single facebook update, tweet, and blog post with "What would YOU _________"

 

"Where will YOU go this year?"
"Who would YOU take on this trip?"
"What will YOU buy off of my site"

 

Apologies for the side tangent but it's so grating!!!! 

November 25, 2015
1:07 pm
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Roving Pineapple
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 262
Snarking Since:
April 24, 2015

I don't know, in the grand scheme of things gift guides are exceptionally easy to ignore/avoid because they are so clearly marked. I would take them over sponsored content any day.



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