Don’t be alarmed! I’ve felt that one of my banners The Mom Pack banner needed an “attitude adjustment” and therefore I did a little redecorating and replacement with this one such renegade banner!
It’s that time again, where I’m going off on a tangent. Hot Flashing about whatever gets my dander up. I’m providing this service to all the Moms out there and sharing my experiences in the e-commerce world.
Within the last 1-1/2 years since I’ve been “online,” I was advised to join various Mom forums. There’s one in particular that’s highly touted as being helpful, however, it’s moderated.
By moderated, I mean that anytime you want to post a comment, suggestion, response, etc., your post has to go through the forum administrator.
So, over the last year or so, I’d been lurking, picking up bits & pieces of useless usefull useless information. Many of the moms post trying to hawk promote hawk their products, contests, news, etc. Most of the time the comments are veiled, and disguised as if to provide information. If you are savvy and can read between the lines, you really see that they’re trying to sneak in a little self-promo.
The quality of the valuable information has taken a dive digressed taken a dive, and provides nothing but a middle-school lunchroom sorority house Animal House atmosphere where the sisters travel in packs. I’m so happy I blog.
I’ve voiced similar concerns here in the past.
One of my online buddies has become so disgusted disillusioned disgusted that she’s since gone “No Mail” on this particular forum.
This is a photo of the Yahoo Group Homepage. You can see how the number of posts have been steadily declining.
You see, I think they’re arrogant and they play favorites. When I tried to make a simple post, no different than that of anyone else, I got a nasty polite nasty email from the forum moderator Julie saying that if I didn’t like their rules, perhaps the site is “not for me.” Harumpf. I’ll lurk, thank you very much. So now I’m a Persona Non Grata, and bet ya none of my posts will go through, should I decide to try to post again. (Don’t have to be concerned about posting there anymore.)
I’ve found that the moms on mommy blogger forums, and even non-mommy blog forums are much nicer, and willing to share all kinds of information. If you don’t blog and would like to know how to go about starting a blog, join the Mom Bloggers Club. They’re a great bunch over there!
As my faithful followers know, I’m not Edith, I don’t like being stiffled, and I speak up when I feel the need to.
Pay attention to what’s going on in the forums you join, and read what’s between the lines.