Mommy Blogging

CecilyK Would Like A Ride And Also Can You Stop For Burgers

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.

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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:

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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?

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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.

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Ashlee Wells Jackson Supports Mothers If They Do Things Her Way

Ashlee Wells Jackson, has a legal team, has spent the last few weeks screeching about how social media should stop censoring images of mothers. But it seems a new dust up over her “Stop Censoring Motherhood” project has made it clear what she really meant was ‘only I am allowed to censor images of mothers’.

A young woman recently lost her baby at a few days old. In an effort to help herself heal and to show support for the “4th Trimester Bodies” project, she posted the standard black and white picture of a woman in black underwear shot used in the project.

Please go follow and support @the4thtribodies , and share share share.
This post isn’t for me, it’s for all the mothers in the world and the right to honor and appreciate all women’s bodies.

Unfortunately, Ashlee didn’t appreciate the show of support enough to let the image be. She promptly told the young woman to remove the post because it violated her trademarked hashtag and basically telling her if she wanted to participate in the project, she’d need to book a photo shoot through Ashlee.

I greatly appreciate your support and would love to share your story but this image violates my copyright and trademark and is taken VERY seriously. If you’d like to participate in @the4thtribodies PLEASE go to my website and find how to do so properly.

When other mommies and support groups called Ashlee out on this, she began claiming she reached out privately first, and said that instead of removing the photo the woman “sent hundreds of people to attack me”. She then began banning people and deleting comments disagreeing with her actions.

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So…which is it? Is this a project to support real images of mothers and eradicate the shame of postpartum bodies? Or is it a trademarked, copyrighted business venture designed to increase Ashlee’s photography clientele and bring her some personal glory?

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Cecily Kellogg Is Taking Her Say Elsewhere

CecilyK, polarizing vortex of fail, has apparently been successfully elbowed out by Babble’s new editorial guidelines.

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2 days after announcing that she basically just lost a big chunk of her income, Cecily posted that she would be attending Blogher again, even though she is “not speaking” and  “not sponsored by anyone”, and that because of losing her gig with Babble she’ll be “attending as a hobbyist, not a professional blogger”. Which totally sounds like a necessary expense when you lose a job and are trying to move.

Anyway, I guess this means we will no longer be treated to a Babble filled with wonderful posts telling us to shut up. What a shame. I can’t wait to see what mediocre content farm she makes her way to next.

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Mother(Bleep) Can Totally Force Instagram To Change Their TOS

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By now you’ve probably heard (lol probably not) and become outraged (rofl no you haven’t) over the Instagram Mama Drama – Instagram is now deleting child nudity, and the internet mommy mafia is furious.

The drama began when some “courtneybabyccino” account was suspended and “inappropriate” pics of her toddler removed. Internet mommies rushed to create a hashtag and posted naked child pics of their own in support, which of course caused widespread account suspensions and pic deletions by Instagram. Internet mommies love bandwagons and drama, and almost seemed eager to get their own accounts suspended because hello, attention.

Enter “Amerikaw” who, determined to Make A Thing out of all of this, got her account suspended and promptly stirred up a publicity play by jumping on the “Stop Censoring Motherhood” campaign, claiming Instagram is anti-breastfeeding and anti-mothers. Saying Instagram’s TOS constitute “bullying” she then began a Change.org petition to make Instagram change their TOS. The wahvalanche thundered down the mountain, picking up drama mamas like Ashlee who has now had 8 accounts terminated and created her own Change.org petition and posted announcements that she is getting lawyers involved:

Our legal team has been in contact with FB/IG and we are giving them one more day to respond before we make our media push.

“Amerikaw” and a pal have now founded “Mother(Bleep)“, claiming there has “been a recent trend in censorship and bullying of mothers in social media” and had that Instagram account shut down after a week.

I’m obviously at a loss. I don’t understand what kind of human being it takes to be a part of such an evil conspiracy. These people give me and other moms so much grief for the way we parent our children yet they take time out of their day (away from their own children) to maliciously attack our accounts. Mother(bleep) is something @woolful and I have poured our hearts into over the last week and a half and for you people to come in and try to destroy what we’ve created is sick and twisted on a whole other level. You know damn well this is no longer about “protecting our children from pedophiles.” This is personal and so disturbing. Imagine what your own mothers would think if they knew what obsessive hobby you had. She would be devastated to know she raised such a pathetic excuse for a human. #bringbackmotherbleep

Now the Mommy Mafia has taken to harassing CEO Kevin on his own account by spewing their vitriol on every single picture in his feed and encouraging each other to go flag pictures until accounts THEY find offensive are removed. Which isn’t hypocritical or anything.

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I can’t wait to see how this whole omg getting legal team involved trainwreck plays out. I’m not a lolyer but I’m pretty sure a private company deciding their terms of use for their free service isn’t some civil rights issue. But good luck with that, Drama Mamas! Maybe you can get a #wefailed hashtag out of it.

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Bleubird Will SWF Celebrities

James McCoy, desperately trying to make MOTHER happen, is apparently moving on from social climbing in Nashville. She’s setting her starhumping sights higher by trying to buddy up to Drew Barrymore via social  media.

In what is clearly a bid for Barrymore’s attention, James and her mothermag cohort Katie donned identical tees and assumed identical poses for instagram while arm waving at Barrymore about “playing twins”.

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Barrymore posted her original instagram a month ago in support of Foster LA. James and Katie made no mention of the original reason behind the shirt, preferring instead to hashtag their posts with “#sillyrabbits” and “#beingsilly” after @ing Barrymore in an apparent effort to get an acknowledgement from the celebrity.

Is this what we’re doing now to get celebrity traction for our blogs? Because it seems not only transparent, but sadsack. Or as one ham put it, “Drew used her fame to promote a good cause. Lames used a good cause to promote her fame.”

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