Kelly's Korner (Kelly Stamps)
July 6, 2013
2:26 am
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SAHcatM

Someone had to start this thread eventually, so it might as well be me…

 

She was a SOMI for me from when I found her (right after Harper was born) up until Hollis was a few months old. Honestly, it was the revolving door of different sets of hand made dresses/outfits every. single. day. that brought me down off of her cloud.  Then the whole monetizing thing came up. Her trying to minimize this fact was the nail in the coffin. She's a preacher's daughter and frankly, I expect more from someone like her. I do not understand how someone so Christian can be so materialistic. GOMI, Kelly.

July 6, 2013
5:58 am
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Belle
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I find her fairly inoffensive and her daughters are really cute, but I have been skipping over her posts in my reader recently because I find them a tish dull and preachy. Southern, Christian Mommy bloggers were my first introduction to the world of mommy blogging and I used to read them because the contrast with my life (the fact that I have a child is literally all I have in common with these people) was so huge that I got weirdly sucked in. So of course I read Kelly as she is the pinnacle of Southern Christian Mommy bloggers whose girls wear bows bigger than their heads and frilly monogrammed clothes. I seem to remember at one point a couple of years ago she was doing a giveaway every week (around the time I started reading, I remember a laptop being one particular one) and she decided she wanted to stop doing them and only did ones that had some basis in her getting her religious agenda out there. Like I said I haven't really read her much recently so is she focusing on monetizing a lot more again?

July 6, 2013
6:40 am
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ILoveDavidTennentSoM

She's not a GOMI or a SOMI for me. I check in every few weeks but she's usually pretty dull. I'm constantly bemused by what she dresses the girls in; it's a world that I know not!

I love my Christian bloggers, but I've never quite understood why she became sooo popular.

July 6, 2013
10:56 am
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tunawhiskers

Oh, God, I can't even with this girl.  Anyone who uses a K where a C should be is dead to me, for starters.  The popularity of this blog has long baffled me.  She's an unimaginative writer, she tells dull stories, and her house looks like a Hobby Lobby clearance corner.  And the matching Super Southern outfits on her girls make me cringe. 

And if the huge pictures of her kids above the master bed doesn't kill off their sex life for good, I'll eat my foot.  uh

July 6, 2013
2:36 pm
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TheFanciestPants
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Southern Stepford Wives is what I think every time I glance at her blog

July 6, 2013
3:02 pm
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Karen Walker
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Kelly seems like a genuinely nice person, although who really knows, except the people who actually know her.

I don't identify with her obsession of converting the masses to Jesus, but hey, if it makes her feel good, and isn't hurting anyone, then I guess to each their own. 
I agree she's pretty boring and am surprised she is still popular. Usually after a sick baby blog takes off, people lose interest once said sick baby is cured and grown up. 

The only thing that bugs me about her is that she seems to have a very very small world view: the only people she knows are those EXACTLY like her…which I find to be a shame, but she seems happy in her bubble. 

July 6, 2013
5:42 pm
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lalaloopsy
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side order of ham said

Someone had to start this thread eventually, so it might as well be me…

 

She was a SOMI for me from when I found her (right after Harper was born) up until Hollis was a few months old. Honestly, it was the revolving door of different sets of hand made dresses/outfits every. single. day. that brought me down off of her cloud.  Then the whole monetizing thing came up. Her trying to minimize this fact was the nail in the coffin. She's a preacher's daughter and frankly, I expect more from someone like her. I do not understand how someone so Christian can be so materialistic. GOMI, Kelly.

Meh she's neither for me right now. Kinda boring lately but I have to say that 1.) those outfits are very common down south. I live in DC but have family in the Deep South. That's just normal. And 2.) just bc she's a Christian why the heck shouldn't she make money off? I get not caring for her taste in clothes or decor etc but that comment struck me

July 6, 2013
6:45 pm
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LadyBoner
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She bores me, but I find her inoffensive and unremarkable. I do have to say, I feel as if she greatly favors H2 over H1. I only found her blog recently and I actually thought H1 had been adopted.

July 6, 2013
6:53 pm
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Si

bo-ring!

 

"we drove around and went to Cabela's and ate pizza………" Wow. fascinating. Welcome to my boring life.

July 6, 2013
7:22 pm
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SAHcatM

I didn't explain my issue with her monetizing, very well. She, at least in the past, has tried to skirt the issue of how much she makes on her blog. I don't have a problem that she earns money, or what she spends it on. If your blog is a lucrative source of income for your family, then own it. Her own Christian guilt about it is kind of gross to me. I am a Christian (though a bad one), so don't think I'm some Jesus basher. I get the way the kids dress is southern tradition. And, I think most of it is cute, if over the top. I just can't get over the fact that she once implied that she only made enough money from her blog to buy her girls a couple of dresses a month. That was when *I* got off of HER internets! I once upon a time linked up to her blog in one of those sharing your stuff posts she did. No joke, I got over 5000 hits on that entry in ONE day! I don't blog anymore. I never really did.

 

I am intrigued that she favors H2 over H1. I do still check in from time to time just to see the girls. They are really cute. That's why I kept reading her after the sick baby period had passed. 

July 6, 2013
9:23 pm
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lalaloopsy
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Is she actually that popular to make that much $$? I found her randomly through somewhere else and had no idea she had a wide fan base. Interesting….I'm also very surprised.

July 7, 2013
4:11 pm
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thesefour
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lalaloopsy said
Is she actually that popular to make that much $$? I found her randomly through somewhere else and had no idea she had a wide fan base. Interesting….I'm also very surprised.

Yes. I just double checked my stats, and over 50,000 hits have come from her blog (linking up for her show us your life posts) this year. She's also with BlogHer, and if she makes 10x what I make (ball park figure, since she has that many more followers) – well, it probably pays their mortgage & for all of the matching clothing (though she probably gets that for free to advertise with). I get a lot of traffic from people Googling either how much she makes, or "kellys korner haters".

Anyway, as much as I probably wouldn't get along with her in real life (liberal living in SC vs. super conservative Jesus gal), I can't help but check in on her every now & then.

July 7, 2013
6:56 pm
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All the Things
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tunawhiskers said

Oh, God, I can't even with this girl.  Anyone who uses a K where a C should be is dead to me, for starters.  The popularity of this blog has long baffled me.  She's an unimaginative writer, she tells dull stories, and her house looks like a Hobby Lobby clearance corner.  And the matching Super Southern outfits on her girls make me cringe. 

And if the huge pictures of her kids above the master bed doesn't kill off their sex life for good, I'll eat my foot.  uh

The K where a C ought to be drives me crazy. It's not cute, and it seems very childish.

We have a rule in our bedroom – no reminders of the kids whatsoever. Nothing squashes the sex faster than seeing a giant close-up of the offspring's slobbery face or finding a stray hot wheel car or pacifier under the covers.

But, honestly, Kelly doesn't really bother me one way or another. I thought she was somewhat interesting during the sick baby phase but now it's pretty boring for me.


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