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September 17, 2012
1:19 am
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well curated litter box
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has anyone read this blog?

formerly fancyfiesta
September 17, 2012
1:28 am
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#TeamSamson
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September 7, 2012

Nope. Off to take a look

September 17, 2012
8:40 am
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Kristel

I haven't read much, but I read a much-linked to post in which she discusses why she doesn't want to monetize her blog. I'm not sure if she's changed her mind since then, but a bunch of other mommybloggers got their panties in a twist over it, and took it as an attack on people who do monetize. Which it totally was not. And for some reason it was brought up and linked to and written about like, 18 months after it was posted.

September 17, 2012
11:57 am
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Brainpan Whimsical
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I quite like Glennon, but I'm also  liberal Christian so I identify with a lot of what she writes. Her tone is often a little bit chipper for me but it's the nature of the culture. She wrote a beautiful piece about the how Christianity has totally failed at loving everyone no matter their background or sexuality or politics, I held tight to that piece because as a Christian gay rights advocate it gets pretty lonely for me: http://momastery.com/blog/2010/10/14/a-mountain-im-willing-to-die-on/

September 17, 2012
12:05 pm
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Marshmallow Mermaid Pie said

I quite like Glennon, but I'm also  liberal Christian so I identify with a lot of what she writes. Her tone is often a little bit chipper for me but it's the nature of the culture. She wrote a beautiful piece about the how Christianity has totally failed at loving everyone no matter their background or sexuality or politics, I held tight to that piece because as a Christian gay rights advocate it gets pretty lonely for me: http://momastery.com/blog/2010/10/14/a-mountain-im-willing-to-die-on/

I like her too. I am a religious person, and she speaks from that point if view in a way that, unlike lots of other religious bloggers, does not provoke shall we say intensely unChristian thoughts in me. I respect that she doesn't monetize her blog, that she seems to genuinely think of her blog and the community that has sprung up around it as a force for good, and that she is honest about her struggles with sobriety and illness. She's too twee for me to subscribe, but sometimes I really enjoy a quick hit of her blog.

September 17, 2012
12:12 pm
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shortandsassy
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Yup, read it and love it.  The post that went viral and made her so popular "Don't Carpe Diem" is just wonderful, as are many of her posts.  I like that she can be self-deprecating and calls herself out on the times she is self-absorbed etc.  Highly recommend it, nothing to snark about at all.   I think the bloggers who threw a hissy fit and said she was judging them for monetizing their blog, which she was not at all, are really just pretty damned jealous of the popularity she has attained, without selling her soul in the process.  She's the real deal.

September 17, 2012
5:17 pm
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well curated litter box
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That's what I thought, seems kind of odd that everyone complains about people who monetize their blogs, and then when some one doesn't … they still complain.  It looks like she has some great things coming up from her recent blog posts!

formerly fancyfiesta
September 17, 2012
8:23 pm
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Jo Bethersonton
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I really like some of her stuff…but the majority of it seems really treacly and over the top to me. Lots of honey, baby, soul sister, etc, which is always a turn off for me. Also, it feels like every post is so full of inside jokes/catchphrases that it's hard for new readers to know what's going on.

 

Speaking of treacly, apparently Glennon recently moved to Naples and had a coffee date with Kelle Hampton and they really hit it off. The universe is going to fold in on itself in a candy-flavored singularity.

September 17, 2012
9:04 pm
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The one who complained about her was none other than featured front page GOMIer Katie Allison Granjum who claimed to be unaware of who was writing it.

 

http://blogs.babble.com/babble-voices/home-work/2012/03/30/blogs-and-bloggers-and-money-and-selling-out-and-all-that/

September 17, 2012
10:07 pm
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lanadelrey
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aw. she should be in the STAY on my internets forum.

September 17, 2012
11:52 pm
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greek yogurt
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As an atheist without kids, clearly I'm not Momastery's target demographic. However, I think the whole thing is a bit weird, a bit too cult of personality for my liking.

Glennon seems like a sweet enough lady, but the religious-turned-into-mommy-lingo ("momastery," "monkees") kind of weirds me out. And that people latch on to her neologisms ("brutiful")–it just seems off to me, but I can't exactly put my finger on why.

Again, she seems like a nice person and has done some awesome stuff for charity, but I don't really understand the whole premise. I guess I should stick to blog communities that are actually targeted toward me, ha.

September 18, 2012
1:58 am
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hereforthefreefood
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I started reading her after the mountain post linked above. I am about the farthest you can get from religious, but I enjoy her. The way she talks about her kids and being a mother and how maybe it isn't for everyone (including her, sometimes) is pretty funny. I'm not entirely comfortable with the whole Monkee Revolution cult-y type thing, but she DOES do so much for charity and for people in need, so I overlook that for the most part. And the way she wrote about Anna Gray and her family after they lost their boy Jack last year was breathtakingly beautiful. She's a SOMI for me, for sure.

September 18, 2012
2:53 am
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^Oh yes, and Anna C. Whiston-Donaldson's (formerly known online as Anna See) blog, Inch of Gray, is amazing and heartbreaking and thought-provoking. She is a phenomenal writer, and the way she describes her daily dealings with grief…I end up in tears after reading most of her entries, and even though religion and God are not parts of my life, I can better understand those who do believe through Anna's perspective.

I admire Anna and her family's strength and courage. I check her blog nearly every day. My heart hurts for her.


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