That is it. I’m freaking done.
You couldn’t pull in the traffic you wanted. You can’t kill the mommy blog!
You won’t want to hear this. But someone needs to tell you.
You’re full of bullshit and you know it! (Notice the exclamation point for effect? I really like exclamation points cause I get easily excited!) And out of curiosity, did you kinda sing that line? Cause I totally did in my head!
Now let me preface this by saying I read your entire article. Twice! And I won’t link to it. Wanna know why? Because every single mommy blogger you think you have “slayed” with your post full of hate and jealousy, knows you only wrote it out of spite and to get page views! Who would’ve thought we lowly “mommy bloggers” would have ever figured that out?! Your rhetoric reads like a toddler throwing a tantrum. “Give me attention! I want attention! Now dammit!”
//Stop acting like a toddler!
We are not ALL telling lies about our stats. We are not all feeding our readers full of bullshit. We are not all buying followers, running giveaways for followers, or any of the other numerous things you spouted off. My blog for instance- I have never bought a single follower. Do I care about my numbers? Hell yeah I care about my numbers! Those numbers are what draw in companies and pay for the extra things my family likes to enjoy. Those numbers are what I have to give out to the numerous companies I work with. We probably work with some of the same ones! I bet we won’t be anymore though! How did CoffeeMate react to your revelation that your post with their links was all lies?! But those numbers do not define me overall.
//You’re just feeling needy!
My writing and my HONESTY is what defines me. I have written negative things about a brand. About their customer service. About the product. I typically follow it with, that my be my experience and you might have a different one, but isn’t that life in general. Heck I might go purchase a Coke from the store, and it be flat. I’m not going to bash Coke for giving a flat soda, I’m not going to bash the whole convenience store industry for selling me a flat Coke. Why? Because it was a singular experience. I know plenty of bloggers who don’t have a problem stating when they have a problem with a product. Maybe you were just part of the wrong groups.
//Pick better groups to be a part of!
I’m just appalled that you think spouting hateful words is the right path to take. Of course, like I mentioned before. We are not ignorant here. We all know you’re hoping for a viral post that will garner you page views and new subscribers (yeah, I noticed the subscribe to your email spot AND the pop-up that you didn’t disable before hitting publish). We all are aware that you are just trying to stir the pot and do what you’ve been told to do in one of those conferences you paid to go to. Speaking of paying for conferences, I haven’t ever been to one that cost an arm and a leg. I’ve actually on been to two. And that was 5 years ago. I don’t even own current business cards! WTF! I must be doing something wrong! Back to the original thought of this paragraph- You wrote a post that you knew would draw in readers. Only the readers you are drawing is the mommy blogger you are out to kill. A post that has the blog community as a whole talking and sharing. Which is getting you eve more page views. And if you had a good ad revenue in place, you would be making bank on that post.
//Money, money, money! Keep that money flowing!
Want to know the feedback I’m hearing from bloggers? You come across whiney, jealous, and insecure. You’re sad your numbers dropped. You are miserable in some part of your life and you just want to make everyone else miserable around you. And you’re hormonal. I mean I get it. I’ve popped out 5 (and two of them came out within 4 minutes of each other! Holy freaking moley!)!
//You just want a viral post!
//Hey! Me too!
Want some advice? Go eat a piece of chocolate, have a glass of apple juice, and get your head out of your ass. You didn’t kill the mommy blogger. You reinvigorated the community! Now #byefelicia. Sorry. No coffee donation for you.
A current mommy blogger who thinks you’re just wanting some attention