Thursday, July 01, 2010

From the "Are you fucking KIDDING ME right now?" Files

As many of you are aware, I have been a big fan of Mom Central and the people I've worked with there (IN THE PAST, I MEAN) for a couple-three years. I used to get a ton of blog tours - in fact, there were a couple of months that I had several reviews in a row.
Mom Central and Mother Talk... ah yes, in the beginning when they were starting out and wanted blogs that seemed to have a decent readership. I also recommended Mom Central & Mothertalk to several of my favorite fellow bloggers, helped bring them on board so that we could share recommendations about different products, services, and books.

Sadly, it appears that they've fallen victim to the Too Big For Their Britches Syndrome.
They don't need little old ME any more.

They keep sending me offers and I keep signing up --- and I keep getting rejected.
WTF?
Finally about a week ago after YET ANOTHER REJECTION, I replied that I was very disappointed that for the last year I hadn't been given any tours.

TODAY I GET THIS EMAIL:


Hi Shannon,



We conduct periodic evaluations of our Blog Roll for quality assurance purposes to ensure that all blogs meet the needs of our brand partners. At this point, due to some of the editorial content of your blog (for example, the use of swear words), we don’t feel as though you are a good fit for Mom Central campaigns. We will conduct another evaluation in a few months and would be happy to re-evaluate your blog at that time.

Please let me know if you have any questions, we would be more than happy to jump on the phone to talk with you about this further. 
Thanks and have a great holiday weekend,
Elizabeth



Elizabeth Chapin 
Project Manager

Mom Central Consulting

So...I guess moms don't swear?



I was always under the impression that the WAY I wrote my blog, without pretense or fakery or suck-uppiness, is WHY Mom Central picked me in the first place.

But clearly MOMS DON'T GET TO SAY FUCK.
OR SHIT.
Or talk about dildos.

Well you can keep your blog tours and products - it's not worth having to be someone I'm not just to tell people how much I love Clorox products.

NICE GOING, STEPFORDMOM CENTRAL.
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