Book Club DIY Blogging Lifestyle Blogging

‘Oh Joy!’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

TGIF Hams! It’s time for another liveblogged book. This time we are reading ‘Oh Joy! 60 Ways To Create & Give Joy’ by Joy Cho. I’ll be honest – I’ve been trying to read this thing for a week. I’ll get one or two pages along and just think ‘wut? who is this written for?’ but in my defense I’m neither crafty nor particularly into Pinterest type crap. So let’s get started! As always, I will update as I go…

on to the tl;dr


176

Internets Lifestyle Blogging

Love Taza Is Selling Her Clothes If You Want Them

wutwhy

Love Taza, as a family, is apparently selling off her clothes. She says she is in “crazy spring cleaning mode and wanted to sell a few favorites here before donating the rest”. For just $15 in shipping the highest bidder can own some used Anthro/Forever 21/J Crew/Zara clothing.

The fire sale comes on the heels of the announcement that Pippit went to the big app farm in the sky. If nothing else, it’s amusing to see how much fangirls will pay for used clothes just because they touched the skin of Almighty Naomi.


123

Fashion Blogging

Jessica Quirk Is A Reality Show Star

Jessica Quirk, wears stuff, wants people to know she wears the same things over and over because she is super real. Saying “Yea, I wore the dress last week and I like it, so I’m wearing it again!” she then proceeded to rant about how blogland kind of sucks nowdays.

I’ve been a little disenchanted with the blogging world lately with all of it’s perfection. The outfits have become astronimically expensive and disposable. I don’t have the budget or desire to wear things once. Sure, I have a dozen designer pieces I’ve invested in, but I’ll wear the same $25 dress on repeat too.

That’s right – Messica owns tons of designer stuff, ok? All those other bloggers wear free designer stuff like Messica used to, but not Ms. Quirk. She no longer has the money for care/of Oscar de la Renta. She’s keeping it real now because she’s starring in her “own little real reality show”. Too bad nobody’s tuning in anymore.


70

Lifestyle Blogging

Ramshackle Glam Did Not Have A Heart Attack

Today in blogger health news, Jordan Reid, still not famous, had a horrible moment recently.

…a few weeks ago I was just hanging around the house with Kendrick and the kids and suddenly I got this searing pain in my chest, and I swear to god I started thinking that I was having a heart attack, it hurt so badly. I was sort of pacing around the house rubbing my chest and telling Kendrick that I thought we were going to have to go to the hospital..

Described as “a can’t-move-can’t-stand-someone-call-me-a-taxi-because-I’m-done pain”, she “all of a sudden…remembered” it felt the same as an ulcer she’d had previously. Thanks to Dr. Google she diagnosed herself with heartburn. Evidently it keeps happening “‘like once a week” and it “shuts me down for a good hour or two”.

Her solution?

I don’t think I can drink coffee anymore….This is so. upsetting…Coffee is everything…I have to stop drinking coffee, I think.

Jordan blames it on “trying to pack and find a house and deal with the logistics of a major family move essentially alone”. So apparently now she is going to drink hot water and lemon rather than coffee. Instead of going to the doctor to see what the issue is, I guess, because as she says, “you know, doctor’s visits to prep for the procedure, the procedure itself, the follow-up…what to do with the kids…ugh”.


103

Internets Lifestyle Blogging Mommy Blogging

Pippit Dies With A Whimper

IMG_8520

Pippit, the ‘social media app’ developed by Mr. Love Taza, his wife, and Oh Joy!, has quietly died. An email sent out to users announced they have ‘discontinued support for the app’.

When we first came together in 2012 to brainstorm ways to bridge the worlds of blogging and social media, we laid the foundation of a new app, Pippit.
Our vision for Pippit has always been to create a beautiful social media platform that highlighted strong blog content with tools for discovering and sharing helpful information as a new framework for social commerce.  We shared the prototype of that vision last summer. With your wonderful support, Pippit was ranked as the #1 paid lifestyle app and #2 App of all paid apps.
Because of our other work, family life and commitments, we have not been able to maintain Pippit and its community at the level that we envisioned. While we have seen great success with the app in many areas, the tech world is new territory for our team and we want to be able to dedicate the appropriate time, energy, and resources needed to carry Pippit to the next level, which we cannot do at this time.
We have discontinued support for the app, but we thank you for your time, energy, suggestions, feedback, and the wonderful support that has come in many forms as we poured ourselves into this new endeavor!
We look forward to seeing you again soon in the online world.
With much gratitude,
Josh Davis, Naomi Davis, and Joy Cho
Co-founders, Pippit
The pippit twitter account has been inactive since November 30, and little to no mention of it has been made by any of the founders for several months. There is no word on whether the app will return.

89