Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's just the INTERNET, for chrissakes!

Evidently, some mommybloggers have got their tailfeathers all in a bustle about some other mommybloggers who get paid to endorse products and don't disclose the payments on their blogs. And the poor little mommybloggers got in such a twit that they are putting up buttons on their blogs stating that THEY, unlike certain other mommybloggers, "blog with integrity". There's evidently even a web site, blogwithintegrityDOTcom, which I refuse to link to, because I can't bring myself to click on it.

Seriously, peeps? I think these mommybloggers maybe have a leeeeetle too much time on their hands. Who gives a flying f*ck if somebody's getting paid to review a product? Who cares? It's the internet, for pete's sake! It's not like world peace is at stake.

Oh, and do not even get me started on the whole Blogher thing. Whoops, here I go: Blogher sounds like my worst nightmare. Several hundred women who can't hold their booze holed up in a hotel bitching about their PMS and showing off pictures of their ugly kids. You could not PAY me enough to attend that thing. And yet, some bloggers have been going on and on and on for MONTHS all about Blogher this and Blogher that and when I get to Blogher and blahblahblah ............ ummm, Blogher people? NOT EVERYONE IS GOING. You go, you have a mighty fine time, go ahead and puke in the hotel toilet because the last time you had more than one glass of wine was in 1997, but PLEASE give the rest of us a break. WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT. And if you come back from Blogher and post a bunch of pictures of hugging Blogher mommybloggers on your web site, I will never read your blog again.

There. I feel better now.


inflammatory writ said...

I rebel against BlogHer for this very reason. Kudos.

rockygrace said...

You know what would be awesome? If someone showed up to Blogher in a t-shirt that read "I blog with NO INTEGRITY WHATSOEVER".

She'd probably get run out of town on a rail, poor soul.

Bridgett said...

BlogHer is to on-line writing as a red velvet rope is to the second floor of the club. Oh, the rest of us can drink but we're not quite as cool as the BlogHerd.

I thought it was a pretty good idea -- and maybe still is -- to have a big meet-up and professional conference, but it's turned into a cross between a industry convention and a class reunion, neither one of which you could pay me to attend.