Have you ever wondered how this new wave of pinterest-like mommy bloggers manage to get all those those TOTES PRESH “candid” moments caught on film so perfectly?
Now you know, thanks to an instagram video (has sound, so be sure to mute if you need to) shot by a friend of the Love Taza Family. The video shows what appears to be a typical day at the park for the children of a mommy blogger – going down a slide while their dad holds a huge camera in their faces all the way down, and mom standing to the side with her phone pointed at them, presumably recording the event for her instagram followers.
Just more proof that this “little family blog” is basically a professional stage show starring the kids, and directed by the parents.
Another BlogHer conference has ended, and from behind all the hype and hooplah some very interesting stories emerged. Some highlights:
on to the tl;dr
Oh glorious day! BlogHer is here again, and bloggers have spent the entire day either hand wringing about what to pack, or scrambling to be the OMG FIRST! to arrive at the venue. The obnoxious hashtag parties have already begun, as has the booth begging (“come by our booth! lots of nice crap you’ll never use and probably won’t even take home!”) and instagram is filling up with sitting-on-a-plane selfies.
So let the mommy Rumspringa begin! Post your Live Action Hamnews in the comments, and of course just discuss BlogHer in general. We’ll be here alternating between alcohol and popcorn, so don’t let us down!
HEY CAN WE STOP AT POPCORN HOUSE ON THE WAY
Michelle Phan, allegedly Asian, is apparently being sued by Ultra Records for using music in her beauty vlogs without permission. Ultra wants Phan to disclose how much money the videos have made, and apparently wants all the profits.
But in a truly classy internet counter-offensive, Phan’s lawyers are telling TMZ she totally had permission to use the songs. Her “legal team” also says Phan will be filing “a lawsuit of her own” which should keep generating publicity for her for at least a year.
In other news, I had no idea this chick was now such a big deal that TMZ is covering her. I guess that Dr. Pepper commercial really shot her to the A List.
Cecily Kellogg, the J. Wellington Wimpy of the blog conference circuit, apparently managed a plane ticket into SFO for the BlogHer conference in San Jose. Rather than doing some googling (it’s not like she’s a tech writer, folks) or setting aside money for a cab or Uber, she did her usual passy assy facebook hair twirling.
And, as usual, some poor soul stepped up to the enabler plate, telling Cecily “I can come get you if you want”. To which the queen of gratitude replied:
Did she seriously just grift a free ride from SFO to San Jose…and then ask the person to stop by a burger stand on the way? Can she honestly not make it 24 hours in California without shoving some Double Doubles into her swamp mouth?
And no mention of buying the poor woman dinner or offering to replace her vehicle struts in exchange for her trouble. Behold, internets – this is what a successful, 45 year old blogger’s life looks like! Bumming rides from the airport and begging for fast food. Such aspirational! BlogHer ’14′s open post is going to be a trainwreck, I can already tell.