Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mommy Blogging

CecilyK Would Like You To Find Her A Place To Live

Eh, it's been 4 years, why fix the window now, right?

Cecily Kellogg, definitely moving because she just wants to and for no other reason, has put out the call to her fangirls to help her find a house. Saying they are “definitely planning to move at some point in the next six months or so”, she then provides a list of requirements:

We’re looking for rental properties (3 bedroom), and we’d prefer to live in the Clark Park/Cedar Park section of West Philly. However, we’re also considering Roxborough/East Falls/Germantown (we’d love Mt. Airy, but it’s mostly out of our price range), possibly Brewerytown/Fairmount/Francisville, and even Newbold/South Philly (that’s all in order of preference). What we’d love is a nice long term rental; it doesn’t have to be perfect and it can definitely be quirky. We have pets too. So, basically: if you hear of anything, will you let one of us know? We’re pretty flexible, and we definitely want to rent, but we’d love a long-term relationship (hubba hubba).  Anyway. Keep us in mind.

There’s no word on how the sale of her house is going – questions to that effect are pointedly ignored. But we’re sure it’s going just fine because Cecily is moving because she wants to, not because she has to. I guess it’s the stress from trying to bribe her daughter into accepting the move that renders her unable to contact realtors, search craigslist, or browse newspapers on her own to find a rental house. Because unless she’s basically asking her fangirls to provide her a property to live in I really don’t see what any of them could do that she couldn’t do herself.

I’m starting to think bloggers can’t do ANYTHING without crowdsourcing.

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Lifestyle Blogging Mommy Blogging

“Cup Of Jo” Joins The Bathroom Baby Brigade

Maybe a little too real.

Joanna Goddard, Shakespeare expert, has apparently decided to keep it ‘real’ by revealing she too has a Bathroom Baby.

We gave Anton his very own room…our second bathroom! (Insert cringing emoji here.) During the day, he shares the nursery with Toby when they’re playing, but for naps and bedtime, he cuddles up in his travel crib in the bathroom. We put a pillow between the crib and the toilet and plug in our trusty noise machine.

Yes, just like That Wife, Jo has relegated her offspring to a toilet dungeon. But…but…he loves it!

Funnily enough, Anton actually seems to like his little space. As soon as we carry him in there and begin singing “You Are My Sunshine,” he’ll immediately lean his head against our shoulders and start sucking his thumb.

I’d start sucking my thumb too if I were being carried into a dark room full of plumbing sounds. Look – I get that it’s hard to give up your city dweller hipster cred, but why don’t these mommy bloggers give their kids bedrooms already?

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Fashion Blogging

RewardStyle Con Over, Fashion Blogging World Remains Unchanged

Well the RewardStyle Rockstud Rodeo (or ‘conference’) is over, and as the Plastics hold up airport security lines on their way to Cabo, it’s time for the rest of the fashion blogging world to pull out their anonymous claws and discuss the event on message boards.

The event itself seems to be a big Behold The Fabulousness of Us party where RewardStyle thanks a bunch of venal, shopping obsessed women for turning other people into frantic trend consumers. So, basically Lucky FABB but with a free trip to Mexico for the Homecoming Queens. Judging by the instagram hashtag stream it’s about as shallow as you’d expect.

There were lots of ‘bottom half of a mannequin’ shots.

WHY DO WOMEN DO THISThen it was off to the Ewing’s, apparently so everyone could instagram their orange juice.

If your blog's not a hit, you must uh, quit. Get it? OJ joke? Too soon?

And of course, the reason they all really went – to show off their played out as hell rockstud shoes.

These things are harder to kill than roaches.

Gee, looks like…yeah looks like absolutely no fun at all, sorry gals. Looks exhausting and vapid. But hey, here’s to another year of making $50k a month by selling people luxury trends they don’t need! Hurray!

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DIY Blogging

Young House Love Is Just Too Popular Now, Guys

Young House Love, Target junk peddlers, announced today that their blog is just too big now to like, even deal with, dawgs:

We’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately: what exactly are our goals? What are we working towards? Hoping to gain? The answer, we realized, was definitely not more blog hits or traffic or approval. Honestly we both feel unsettled by the idea of our blog growing any larger, and we look fondly back on the earlier days when we worked less, slept more, and spent more quality time with our family and friends.

Apparently they will now be doing only 3-5 posts a week and no longer posting on “Young House Life”. They are totally fine with it if you “decide to tune out” now, because they didn’t even ASK for this success anyway:

Teddy is our last baby and Clara is just a year away from kindergarten (how did that happen?!), so we want to enjoy this time with them instead of working our nights, weekends, and vacations away chasing some business goal we don’t even want.

So begins the end of another blog’s life cycle. I guess it’s good they are at least being honest that they just don’t feel like dealing with it all anymore and will be pulling back rather than just letting it die a slow agonizing crappy post filled death like Dooce.com. But it’s a little disingenuous of them to act like they are making a brave and scary choice and will sacrifice financial gain for family crap. They have a grillion side projects that no doubt have made them very financially comfortable whether they post 9 times a day or once a week. But I guess the “lil ole us” act is part of their schtick so I’ll just eyeroll off to another blog now.

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Internets

“American Blogger” Viewing Live Blog

LET'S DO THIS

Get your Franzia ready, hams. Your intrepid porklord has purchased and downloaded the OMG HI RES version of “American Blogger“.

I’ll be liveblogging the viewing with selected screenshots and commentary, and I’ll post selected screenshots in the the comments for open caption fun.

Stay tuned to this post!
On to the TL;DR…

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Mommy Blogging

Flora And Fauna Pregnancy Confirmed

We already knew.

As suspected on GOMIBLOG 8 weeks ago, Tatiana of Flora and Fauna is pregnant with number two. She made the announcement with her usual overblown blogger language:

Every night when we climb in bed papa bear is so anxious about feeling the baby move. I tell him it’s too early for him to feel anything yet so he just rubs my blossoming belly instead and asks me how the baby is doing today.

I guess “Mama Bear” was waiting until the professional photo shoot was done before announcing what the GOMIBLOG Pregnancy Test already knew. We look forward to seeing what new Pinterest inspired personality she will switch to now.

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Internets Lifestyle Blogging Mommy Blogging

“American Blogger” Being Released Tomorrow

Casey Wiegand has announced that her husband’s stunning cinematography project “American Blogger”, also known as “The Movie About The Wiegand’s Friends”, will now be released tomorrow instead of in June.

Originally the plan for the film was that Chris would release the film in June on iTunes only…Because the release of the trailer didn’t go anything like what we expected, Chris has decided to release the movie on Wednesday via a different source.

Chris Wiegand is also issuing a disclaimer with the movie, which is basically a masterpiece of attempted backpedaling:

The way in which these women tell their stories with authenticity does represent the bravery and passion of American Bloggers, but please know: not all categories of American Bloggers are represented in this film. There are still many more stories to be told.

The disclaimer also has Chris saying “This film is not meant to validate blogging as a career”. This is basically the opposite of what he said to Daily Dot just two weeks ago, when he told an interviewer “I want to validate these bloggers”.

So…viewing party in my basement tomorrow, hams?

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