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November 10, 2012
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Respect privacy and lies OH MY
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She just posted a blog post where she reveals husband is home but sleeping in another room.

 

The amount of personal stuff some bloggers share will always confuse me.  WHY share so much personal stuff with strangers on the net???

Bloggers SAY they want respect and privacy BUT all they do is lie.
November 10, 2012
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curiouscat
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Respect privacy and lies OH MY said
The amount of personal stuff some bloggers share will always confuse me.  WHY share so much personal stuff with strangers on the net???

 

This very thing is endlessly fascinating to me. I wonder about it all the time — the need to connect? exhibitionism? desire to confess? attention? hope for answers from others? I'm intensely private, so I find the whole personal, confessional blogging so interesting.

November 10, 2012
8:19 pm
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curiouscat said

Respect privacy and lies OH MY said
The amount of personal stuff some bloggers share will always confuse me.  WHY share so much personal stuff with strangers on the net???

 

This very thing is endlessly fascinating to me. I wonder about it all the time — the need to connect? exhibitionism? desire to confess? attention? hope for answers from others? I'm intensely private, so I find the whole personal, confessional blogging so interesting.

I know, right? Didn't people used to reserve things like this "bad daddy" saga for a private diary that was kept under lock and key and hidden under a loose floorboard?

Also I think Glennon wanted to pique everyone's curiosity by sharing everything but the juiciest part. Or maybe she was afraid someone who knows her IRL would call out her current relationship issues before she could and this was damage control.

All I know is I'd be mortified to air my dirty laundry like that, but it's just everyday business for most bloggers.

November 11, 2012
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i enjoy some of her posts, i stopped following though because of her twitter account. i hate the way she incessantly talks to her followers…mawnkees? or something dumb to that effect

November 16, 2012
9:39 pm
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I don't mind Glennon, although her rabid followers are a bit much. I noticed something odd about her latest endeavor, Holiday Hands. It is basically a virtual Angel Tree where people posted things they need and others can choose to help if they want. They limited it to 500 requests for help, and she's been posting stories/testimonials on Facebook from people that have been helped. Some of the stories are pretty amazing; someone paid a $3000 bill for a lady, another mom had asked for help getting bunkbeds for her kids and she was given bunkbeds, help with medical bills and other new furniture, way beyond what she asked for. Sounds like a roaring success from those stories. The weird thing is that others that asked for help have had their requests removed from the Available category, so no one will look at them or offer to help. I submitted a message to help a mom that asked for help with past due bills, and by the time this mom emailed me back, her request was gone. I asked if she'd gotten it covered by someone else, but she said the someone on Glennon's "board" removed the post even though she'd only gotten a $30 gift card. She thought it must be a mistake, so she sent an email saying her request got accidentally removed before her need was met, is it possible to put it back so people can still help. She didn't think it was any big deal, but she got the most condescending email in reply, stating that she'd gotten a gift card, which was a nice gift and so they moved her request to allow others to be helped. WTF?? I did send her some money to help towards her bills, but I was baffled by that whole thing.

I started reading Glennon's FB updates with all the people being "abundantly blessed" by her Monkees eyerolland I saw another person post that their request had been moved even though she hadn't been helped and could it be moved back. She also said that she'd gotten an email from the "board" mentioning a limit on the amount of gifts allowed. The rules don't mention a limit; in fact it specifically says that there can be more than one need listed and more than one person can help fill large needs. Since someone had a $3000 need and supposedly had it paid, it would appear that there was not a limit. No one responded to her and within a few hours she just said Never mind, we're fine. Then another person posted that she had found someone whose request had been moved to the Fulfilled category but they still needed help in a bad way, and since people are obviously still helping, could someone help this family. The funny thing about that, I read it and had the Holiday Hands site open in another tab so I tried to find that request. I switched back to Facebook in less than a minute, and the comment had been deleted. What is that about? There were others asking "Where did my post go", too, so they're definitely in high moderation mode.

I thought from the beginning that this was a brilliant way to get a lot of new followers before her book comes out, and I also questioned whether those stories about the huge gifts were even true, but why remove requests? Glennon isn't funding any of the gifts/donations, so what does it matter if the requests stay open for others to help if they want? It makes this part of her post announcing Holiday Hands seem a little fake and a lot untrue:

"And that’s why we don’t need to judge whether someone’s particular need is worthy. It doesn’t matter. We are not really about meeting that particular need. We are just meeting that particular need in an effort to meet the REAL need. Which is: “TELL ME I’M NOT ALONE. PROVE TO ME THAT LOVE WINS.”

 

Glennon posted this today:

Momastery

43 minutes ago via mobile

Okay. I haven't done this for four years (since I was over the moon to have 44 followers) but I'm asking you to share Momastery with your friends right now. Because I want the love revolution to spread yadda yadda yes.But the truthiest truth this time is that I realllllly want to get to 50 thousand followers. We're only 200 monks away!!!! Aaaaaah!!!!!!!

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I can't imagine pouring out a need on the internet, finding out that hey! people are actually getting help, a lot of help, which of course gets peoples' hopes up, only to get an email that you should be happy with the gift card, now get out of the way. It makes all the "Love Wins" and "Take What You Need" comments on Glennon's FB even more gag worthy. But she got up to 50,000 followers, so its all good I guess. I hate the idea of using the needs of others to get ahead, whether its more followers or more accolades or more trips to NYC to promote her book.

November 22, 2012
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Anyone figure WTH has been going on there? The big, dramatic "News", then the refusal to go to family week, then acceptance to going to family week, then a reconciliation?

I have read on other sites that people think he went to rehab for sex addiction. I guess the best program for it is in AZ, which is where she was updating from when she was at family week.

It's also a little bit suspicious that it all comes out to coincide with her book launch…

December 5, 2012
1:08 pm
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Respect privacy and lies OH MY
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She says in her today's whining post that she couldn't go directly to her site and used google to get there, clicked on the first link and ended up at a forum that talked about her.  Just to see, I typed momastery in google,  Surprise, the first few links were her, she had to go down a ways to read what others thought about her.  

So my question is, is she telling the truth or is she lying?

BTW she's a bitch.  She's mad at her husband because she told him to sleep in after being up with a sick kid and HE DID?  WTF

Bloggers SAY they want respect and privacy BUT all they do is lie.
December 5, 2012
1:20 pm
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Respect privacy and lies OH MY said
She says in her today's whining post that she couldn't go directly to her site and used google to get there, clicked on the first link and ended up at a forum that talked about her.  Just to see, I typed momastery in google,  Surprise, the first few links were her, she had to go down a ways to read what others thought about her.  

So my question is, is she telling the truth or is she lying?

BTW she's a bitch.  She's mad at her husband because she told him to sleep in after being up with a sick kid and HE DID?  WTF

I don't think she's a bitch. But she has GOT TO STOP BLOGGING ABOUT HER HUSBAND. At least for the time being. If she's going to give repairing this marriage a shot, she has to stop belittling her husband on the blog, discussing how tough things are right now, and referring to her family as a "broken family." If they're all living as a family in the same house, they are not a broken family! I really, REALLY don't see how she and Craig can overcome whatever issue led to this fissure in their marriage if Glennon doesn't stop shitting on their marriage on the blog. 

Also, unless I'm missing some posts in my reading of this thread, I think she made up some of the stuff she read here. She conveniently didn't name the site so people can't directly call her out for lying, but I don't recall anyone saying she doesn't deserve to have her kids or her kids are fucked because she's their mom. I could be wrong, but it's the Cecily-model of handling GOMI- make what we're saying here seem 10x worse so you look even MORE the victim and your followers can soothe you more. I actually have seen a lot of support for Glennon in this thread as far as whatever the bombshell to her marriage was. Not everybody here hates her, but of course, she made it sound like all we do is wish her grave bodily harm and possibly death. 

December 5, 2012
1:22 pm
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Respect privacy and lies OH MY said
She says in her today's whining post that she couldn't go directly to her site and used google to get there, clicked on the first link and ended up at a forum that talked about her.  Just to see, I typed momastery in google,  Surprise, the first few links were her, she had to go down a ways to read what others thought about her.  

So my question is, is she telling the truth or is she lying?

BTW she's a bitch.  She's mad at her husband because she told him to sleep in after being up with a sick kid and HE DID?  WTF

Google search results change frequently and are actually influenced by your own browsing history (and that isn't to say that if she's read gomi before it is more likely to show up in her search results — nobody actually knows how the algorithm works).

What I found interesting is that if she was indeed talking about gomi, her own reading of the comments here is very different from my own. I mostly (mostly) see sympathy and some overly lurid curiosity. She saw hostility.

December 5, 2012
1:23 pm
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http://www.dcurbanmom.com/jforum/posts/list/105/267269.page and this page will most likely get a lot of people (monkeees or whatever) defending her honor.  I do think she's talking about them since they have 8 pages about her instead of 2.  Are these bloggers so dense to not know when they talk about the people talking about them, people are going to go to see what they are saying?  How many times have we heard "I thought something was off, but never put it all together until I came here"?

Bloggers SAY they want respect and privacy BUT all they do is lie.
December 5, 2012
3:54 pm
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LadySybil said
Anyone figure WTH has been going on there? The big, dramatic "News", then the refusal to go to family week, then acceptance to going to family week, then a reconciliation?

I have read on other sites that people think he went to rehab for sex addiction. I guess the best program for it is in AZ, which is where she was updating from when she was at family week.

It's also a little bit suspicious that it all comes out to coincide with her book launch…

Suspicious, indeed. I'm not very familiar with Momastery, but based on what I've seen, I think this exceptionally vague "news" has to be totally made up.

December 5, 2012
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Glennon and her Monkees are huge fans of Single Dad Laughing. The monkees/groupies have been praising him on momastery's FB page for a few weeks; apparently he's such a great guy  that he must also be a MonkeepukeI agree that all her drama from the past few weeks was made up to coincide with her book launch. She shut down her holiday helping hands site quickly too; once she got her 50k Facebook fans she was done with the holiday giving. Clearly, its all about Glennon.

 

Glennon,
I don't know if you know this man, but he is going through a really tough time of his own. I find it ironic that the two of you had similar reactions and input on the concept of "perfection" in this world of ours and the fact you both blog. Anyway. You both bring joy to me on a daily basis. And I pray for the both of you and don't know either of you. But here is a link to his blog. I hope you enjoy his as much as I enjoy yours.
Christie
http://www.danoah.com/2012/12/stoned-to-death.html

 Jen  I LOVE Dan. I have been a fan of his blog for a long time now, and he also writes with a raw intensity that just draws you in and touches your heart.

19 hours ago via mobile ·

 

  • Pamela Love this blog…
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    Tara I have read a couple of his as well, I'm not sure that I remember to breath while reading! He's so real! Jen, raw intensity really does say it best!
December 5, 2012
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I'll send $10 to 50,000 people if Momastery and Single Dad Laughing aren't the same person.


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