Internets Lifestyle Blogging

Hey Natalie Jean Leaves Blogging: “I’m just really over it”

Hey Natalie Jean, former instagram darling and book author, is saying goodbye to blogging. She says she agonized a bit over her “flounce” post.

What did I want to say in this, my very last blog post? What are the messages? The themes!? What does a reader even look for in a good flounce post anyway? I definitely wanted it to be, like, AN ESSAY. You know, one of the good ones. Make it mean something!…But the more I thought about it the more I was sure, I’m just really over it.

Thus, instead of the long thoughtful essay, she got right to the point.

So, this is it. After ten years of blogging, I am closing up shop.

Natalie says she will “leave the archives up for a bit” and might be on social media “from time to time”, though she hasn’t decided whether she will set things to private or not. She ends by saying she is “pretty proud of the career I made here, and I owe a lot to you guys”.


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Mommy Blogging

Josi Denise Thinks Your Reaction Is Sexist

Josi Denise, apparently a former mommy blogger, posted some screed the other day basically telling everyone their mommy blog “sucks”.  She informed her former peers “nobody is reading your sh*t” and that they are “wasting” their money chasing blog fame. And it went on. And on.

She ranted at women for pretending to be happy…

Love my hubby, love my life, love my kiddos, love jesus, love cupcakes, love it all! No. You are not that happy in your every day life. Nobody buys it. And if they do, you’re just making them feel bad about themselves.

…and told mommy bloggers their reasons for blogging are “confused”…

I’m guessing you’re a bored housewife or working mom who has heard that blogging can earn you some extra cash. You like getting free products and feeling like you are a special snowflake. No. Just no.

…and called mommy bloggers sellouts with no soul who aren’t honest about product reviews…

You have no spine. If you are so scared about telling it like it is, and you rely that much on putting up a sunshine and daisy front for potential sponsorships, then what is the point? Go work for a company instead of yourself.

…and finally telling all of them to STAHP.

What hole are you trying to fill by calling yourself a blogger? Just quit. Quit now before you get burnt out and feel guilty. Quit before you realize you wasted years of your life writing bullshit about your kids’ childhood and your relationships instead of being actually involved.

Obviously this all went over like a bag of cheap conference swag with her former blog pals. The reactions ranged from blaming her outburst on hormones to blaming it on the jealousy of a blogger who only started in 2013 and thus has no idea wtf she is talking about. Josi turned this blowback into some kind of sexism issue instead of a ‘told a bunch of people stuff they don’t want to hear’ issue.

None of these things would have been said about a man, his personal life, his emotional stability, or his ability to parent. Not a single one…If women perpetuate this type of sexism amongst themselves, how do they not deserve it everywhere else it may inconvenience them?

So…yeah. Momma Bloggah Drama continues even though that genre has been pretty dead since about 2012. Shrug emoji here.


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Lifestyle Blogging

Jenna Wants To Remind You She Is Smokin The Pot

Jenna, still living absolutely, has been half ass hinting about smoking weed on social media since around the time she dyed her hair Cecily Kellogg pink. Well now she is determined to make it clear in case you didn’t get those hints – Jenna is smoking the marijuanas.

I SMOKE WEED HEY LOOK I SMOKE WEED

Yep, That Wife is now totes a stoner u guiz. The 31 year old mother of two posted this to snapchat so you would be in no doubt that she is super San Francisco hipster cool now. Nevermind that even Martha Stewart knows how to roll – smoking pot obviously makes you super cool and Jenna needs you to know she is cool now and smoking pot.

Of course there’s never been any actual evidence of Jenna actually imbibing actual pot, just a lot of her talking about it and teeheeing about omgweed. So who knows wtf she’s trying to prove with this snap, because anyone can take a pic of a dispensary. But ok. Sure.


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Internets

The Toast Site Closing “is really happening”

After just three years online The Toast has announced they’ll be shutting down July 1st.

In a convo style post announcing the closing Nicole mentioned having to pay costs out of pocket and evidently after talking about the revenue problem she and Mallory asked themselves “would we want to keep running the site as a vanity project?” The answer, she said, was “Probably not!”

Nicole went on to say that further discussion led them to the conclusion that “it had become clear that the bigger issue was not money, really, it was just…not wanting to do it anymore”. Mallory added:

It’s difficult to convey an accurate sense of how much we both love The Toast and everything it’s become and also being ready to stop! Both are true, at the same time. We’d both, I think, started to notice the ways in which we just couldn’t keep up the pace we started three years ago.

Mallory says “the-toast.net and all related archives will not vanish” and Nicole implored readers “do NOT…start a Save The Toast campaign of any kind” because “We are done.”


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Lifestyle Blogging WTF

Kiel James Patrick Confuses His Followers

Kiel James Patrick, the Gatsby of social media, evidently posted a weird instagram pic implying he was facetiming with Gigi Hadid and his wife.

um....what?

The post seems to have disappeared from his feed. That’s ok; the original is still on his wife’s gram feed.

wait...double what?

So…can someone explain what that was? Did Sarah screenshot the same facetime and crop out the gents? Or did KJP photoshop a faketime convo to impress…I’m not sure who?


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