Internets Mommy Blogging WTF
Gina, aka The Feminist Breeder, troll hunter, has spent the past two years rooting out “trolls” in her “community”. Last week, in her ongoing effort to control access to her amazing world, she informed all subscribers they must provide links to personal social media accounts so she can verify their identity. Apparently at least one subscriber decided to peace out rather than give Gina her information, and cancelled her subscription. Gina promptly disabled her account, at which point the user asked Paypal for a refund since she had already paid for the month, and she still had two weeks left from that payment.
And then everything went straight to crazytown. Gina took to the google machine and dug up everything she could about the person, based on information provided by the user during the Paypal transaction. And then she posted that information on her Facebook page.
Her point evidently not made, she then took to twitter to call out the user. Gina then made the ultimate feminist move – she tried to get the user’s husband involved in handling his woman.
Gina is claiming the woman has been “stalking me for FIVE years”, and published a post to her blog asking readers for support. The alleged “stalker” “troll” has now responded with a post of her own telling her side of the story.
Yes, I subscribed to her lame ass blog. I’ll admit that. But aside from occasionally snarking her on BBTFB, and asking PayPal for a prorated refund. I NEVER. AND I mean NEVER. interacted in any way with this crazy pants…Apparently, The Feminist Breeder, safely behind her paywall, shared as much of my personal information as she possibly could…she basically doxes, or shares as much of my personal info with as many strangers as possible…
With both sides screaming “TOS violation” and “stalking” it’s hard to sort out precisely what’s going on, but if you’re bored today this should give you some WTFery to rabbit hole into.
Healthy Living Blogging Mommy Blogging
Cecily Kellogg, graceful swan and accountability coach, will be unable to ‘work’ for who knows how long. What happened, you ask? Oh, just another brilliant decision leading to another convenient end-of-month work-halting health problem.
I tried to roller skate. Bruised my tail bone and threw my back out badly.
I mean…really what else is there to say here when the mental image is probably funnier than any joke I could write. The amazing thing is that she works from home on a laptop and somehow still constantly finds a way to get out of work. They said it couldn’t be done, but Cecily made it happen. She’s like the Tesla of laziness.
Fashion Blogging Internets
Today in nothing’s sacred news, Amber Venz Box, the coppertopped overlord of RewardStyle, has announced she has a little liketoknowit in the oven. She and her husband Baxter Box are expecting a daughter this fall. Obviously the woman who invented Put A Monetize On It! couldn’t just throw up a twee post with some baby shoes or something – she put up a credit filled announcement party post.
I am elated to finally share some news with you that Baxter and I have been keeping secret for the last few months: WE ARE EXPECTING A BABY GIRL! Little B.B. will be joining us this fall!
The post included a giveaway for readers complete with yay follow 2 different instagrams and also tag a mommy you know, and a whole bunch of legal contest rules. Why just say ‘guess what, I had sex with Bento Box’ when you can contest sponsor the crap out of it, right? No word yet on whether there will be custom Baby Box shoes in which to attend the Rockstud Rodeo, but I’m sure that kid will be kitted out better than a Honda in a Fast/Furious movie.
Aw ok snark over, I’ve had some (all the) wine tonight and I’m a bit soft, so congrats to the obviously happy couple. Good luck little Baby Box and Amberlamps – and hooray for wannabe fashionable mommy bloggers! Something tells me a whole new world of affiliate cash is about to open up to you.
Book Club Food Blogging Healthy Living Blogging
Today is a day like no other. Your life, quiet, stumbling like a small child in search of the truffles that have already been found by hogs. It will change today. It will change swiftly but it will feel endless, like a heartbeat between I love yous, or like the morning after you win a chili eating contest. Today you will breathe along with ‘Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef‘ by The Gluten-Free Girl Shauna Ahern, and also Daniel Ahern. I bring you this review as a gift. A gift from my heart to yours, because I love you all very much, and I enjoy reading books about healthy eating written by people who look about as healthy as a pan of Hamburger Helper. Yes. Let us begin.
On to the TL;DR…
Lifestyle Blogging WTF
Jordan Reid, self-proclaimed ‘writer’, is on her family roadtrip from NYC to San Jose. Along the way she decided to stop in Hot Springs, Arkansas for a ‘couple of days’.
I want to be clear: there are great things about the area. It is beautiful out there in the country…There is so much poverty. There is so much decay. And god, is there ever a lot of racial tension; you can practically feel it in the air.
The ‘liberal resident of a coastal state’ then described the horrifying situations she was exposed to in omgAR.
The hotel we stayed in – which was the second-nicest one in town, from what I gathered – had cockroaches on the floor, chipped walls in the elevators, trash on the mattresses, a two-foot-wide pool of water in the carpet from a leaky air conditioner, and burned-out lightbulbs. Outside the hotel sat a woman in a wheelchair wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt, smoking alternately from the long cigarettes she held, one in each hand.
This basically sounds like something from any number of New York City neighborhoods, so I’m not sure why she had to travel to Dixie to experience such upsetting sights. She goes on to say the ‘hotel received two visits from police officers within twelve hours (two that we knew of, at least)’; that she heard someone use the n word; that she and her family unwittingly rode in an elevator where someone had been pepper sprayed minutes before.
I can’t feel good about having gone to this place, and failing to show you what I really saw. Because there was a dark and ugly undercurrent hiding behind the facade of leisure…
Jordan is responding to the collective ‘wtf?’ of much of her audience by saying ‘it was important to write about it – if only for the reason that writing gets people talking’. Because obviously nobody was discussing poverty and racism in America until a white, upper middle class lady from a white, upper middle class suburb told everyone how awful poverty and racism are, and she should know because she made a choice to stay in a bad hotel that one time.
Book Club Lifestyle Blogging
Happy Memorial Day weekend! We were sent home at 1 today and I don’t have to be back in until Tuesday, so I thought I’d try to knock out the first half of this week’s Book Club this afternoon, then wrap it up tomorrow afternoon. Since I never finish them in one day anyway, amirite. I hope you have Monday off because we’re about to begin a journey into the land of beige that may require several days of recovery. Of course I’m talking about ‘Cupcakes and Cashmere At Home’, the second book by Emily Schuman. Let us proponent!
On to the TL;DR…
Healthy Living Blogging
Belle Gibson, the woman who faked cancer, gave an interview a month ago in which she basically blamed her terrible childhood for her actions. In the interview Belle claimed she never knew her father, was forced to care for her autistic brother, “didn’t have any toys”, and was “forced to take care of herself from the age of five”.
When I started school, my mum went, ‘My daughter is grown up now’. All of a sudden I was walking to school on my own, making school lunches and cleaning the house every day…It was my responsibility to do grocery shopping, do the washing, arrange medical appointments and pick up my brother…
Well now Belle’s ‘estranged’ mother has responded - and she says Belle is full of it.
What a lot of rubbish…Her brother is not autistic and she’s barely done a minute’s housework in her life. I’ve practically worked myself into an early grave to give that girl everything she wanted in life.
Belle’s older brother also chimed in, saying he is “really upset”, but that Belle “has always been like this”.
Book Club Fashion Blogging
It’s time once again for us to expand our hearts and minds with a moving tome by a blogger. This week’s life changing event is ‘Already Pretty: Learning To Love Your Body by Learning to Dress It Well’ by Sally McGraw of Already Pretty. I haven’t even opened the book yet and I’m already sighing, so let’s get started.
On to the TL;DR…
Lifestyle Blogging Mommy Blogging
Jenna Cole, America’s most overworked mother, had an amazing Mother’s Day. First she spent Mother’s Day Eve having one of her girl’s night outs. She had friends over to dress up and take pictures of themselves, then headed out for drinks where she took more selfies. Then she spent the day itself having yet more pictures taken of herself.
My request for Mother’s Day was photos of me. Me alone, me with the kids, even me with TH while T1 pointed the camera in our direction.
Of course she did a touching shout out to her own mother as well.
She’s vibrant, innovative, generous, and compassionate. I see so much of her in me as I grow older…
Ok, not so much as a touching shout out as a backdoor brag, but it’s Jenna so what do you expect. Still, it’s nice to see such an amazing mother take some much needed time for herself. Jenna Time is so rare!
Internets Lifestyle Blogging
Joy Cho, who co-founded the womp womp known as Pippit alongside pals Josh and Naomi Davis of Love Taza, would like to share some advice with you would-be entrepreneurs.
Business with a friend, a close personal friend, is usually not a great idea…it usually makes it such that something goes wrong…either one person is way more into it than another, either people have different needs…I’ve seen it tear friendships…
Joy advises people to “really assess the friendship first”, “make sure you each have very clear roles”, and “make sure both people are really into it.”
When you’re the one into it and you’re putting your whole mind your whole passion…everything into it…you have more room to grow when you’re not limited by another person…
Coming less than a month after the announcement that Pippit has been discontinued, it does make one go ‘Hmmmmmm…’
Book Club Fashion Blogging
Happy Friday, hambaskets! It’s Book Club day, my favorite time of the whole week. This time I’m drinking my way through ‘What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes For Personal Style’ by Jessica Quirk. So put on your scarves, strap on your nude Coach sandals, and settle in for the most basic of basic style books around.
On to the TL;DR…
Lifestyle Blogging Mommy Blogging
The Feminist Breeder, always right, is apparently done looking for a real job because it’s just too stressful.
I’ve decided that looking for a job is no longer good for my mental health at the moment. I get too angry and frustrated when I see how few jobs there are in my field with far too many applicants. It takes too much time to send out cover letters and resumes only to find out they had 100 overqualified applicants and already filled the job internally…
Instead, Gina has decided to…not get a job. After spending about $150,000 for a degree, she is saying screw it and writing a book…or something.
So I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and maybe work on that book or that birth business idea. Because this is just getting too stressful and depressing.
Um, ok. So she’s basically going to be a SAHM with a blog, being supported by her husband while she ‘maybe’ writes a book? How punk rock feminist of her. When asked what exactly her dream job IS, she replied “I honestly don’t know.” Her dream job appears to be not having a job, so, way to go, girl.
Fashion Blogging Lifestyle Blogging
Following EIC Eva Chen’s announcement that she will be leaving Lucky, attendees of the Lucky FABB conference received notice that the event would be postponed.
In light of today’s announcement regarding Eva Chen’s future transition from the Lucky Group to spend time with her new family, we are prioritizing what is best fo the brand and have made the decision to postpone the upcoming Lucky FABB conference.
The news came just a week before the May 9th event. While event coordinators assured attendees they “will be receiving reimbursement for your ticket fee” many bloggers are angry at the short notice since some already spent money on airfare and accomodations.
Not to tell anyone how to do their job or anything, but couldn’t they have gone forward with the conference and then announced at the event that Eva Chen was leaving? Seems like a missed opportunity for a big news push. Anyway, it seems bloggers and brands burned by the short notice are planning their own meetups, so those new outfits and instagram opportunities won’t go to waste after all.