Monday, November 16th, 2009

Introducing our New Vertical: For Moms Only!

PROSTIE? OR MOMMY?Kidding! This parenting blog gravy train is pretty awesome though. And, thanks to a big article in the LA Times about how they are all product-scarfing prostitutes, the mommy bloggers are all up in arms today. (Most hilarious sentence: "Kraft Foods curried favor with mommy bloggers by bringing some to Los Angeles for the Grilled Cheese Invitational, in an effort to get online parents hungry for cheese.") One mommy-blogger, Christine, quoted in the article-she said "My business is not to bash companies. My business is to create buzz for the products and services we enjoy."-had her husband post a defense on her blog! "Wisk laundry detergent recently invited Christine, all expenses paid, to New York City for a couple of days so she could learn about their product. How fun would that have been? But since she's sold on Tide (no offense to Wisk, which I'm sure has a good product) and she uses it on the bazillion loads of laundry our family churns out each week, she turned Wisk down." Well then, case closed.

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Oh that opening sentence. "Do you think Tiger Woods’ endorsement of Nike or Buick diminishes his name or their brands because he’s paid millions of dollars to pitch them?" Honey, if you're gonna whore yourself out, AT LEAST GET THE BIG BUCKS.

HiredGoons (#603)

Prod Mom, Blogger.
Proud Mom-Blogger.
Proud, Mom Blogger.
Proud. Mom. Blogger.

I'm confused.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Processed Blog Product.

Bucko (#1,599)

As if corporate interests haven't always wined and dined the writers who review their products. Same as it ever was. There is water on the bottom of the ocean.

cherrispryte (#444)

"had her husband post a defense on her blog"

I hate women.

My boyfriend says you're a bitch.

jfruh (#713)

I can totally see that sometimes you are ordinary parent with a blog and you use some product and mention that you like it and the manufacturer will be like "can we give you money/free samples/a nice trip somewhere" and you say "sure, why not?" But I refuse to believe that anyone not already deeply embedded inside the marketing-industrial complex would use the phrase "create buzz for … products and services".

edp (#935)

I think the horrifying point is that pretty much everyone is now deeply embedded in the marketing-industrial complex.

sigerson (#179)

I was somewhat bemused by that blog, until I got to the anti-Halloween post.

"As Christians we are called to abstain from participating in unfruitful deeds of darkness, but to expose them. We believe that every thing about Halloween is dark, and quite honestly Satan doesn’t realize that he has no chance with us unless we take a stand against all that is evil, for we cannot drink of the cup of the Lord and the devil’s. I want Satan to hear loud and clear that we will never be his! I don’t believe we can prove that to him while we are dressed in Halloween costumes, begging for candy and bobbing for apples."

Oh boy. Yes, abstaining from Halloween will DEFINITELY keep bad things from happening to you and your family. No worries, dear, you and your six kids will no doubt be protected by your Lord and the rest of us will burn in Hell. Geez…

HiredGoons (#603)

What about fruitful deeds of darkness? It's called selling your soul, not giving it away. Silly lady.

HiredGoons (#603)

"I want Satan to hear loud and clear that we will never be his!"


Goons you are dark sided, DARK SIDED!!!1!11!!

Bittersweet (#765)

Wasn't the original purpose of Halloween to wear scary outfits that scared away Satan and evil spirits before All Saints Day? Or have I gotten my Christian/pagan holidays confused?

I thought you were supposed to wear a disguise so the evil spirits/satan would be fooled and unable to find you to steal your soul. Because of this woman's ignorance her children's souls are fair game for all and sundry evil demons.

hockeymom (#143)

Can we talk about the term "mommy bloggers"?
I kind of hate it.

(and yes, I realize I go by hockeymom and I recognize the disconnect)

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