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Hot Flashing Again ~ So You Think Various Mom Forums Are A Good Thing?

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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.

Wicked Stepsisters

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.


About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Magnificents on eBay for the latest Fashion trends, Home Decor and Vintage Collectibles. Also at Moomettes Crochet for Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

5 comments

  1. The only “Mom Forum” I ever tried out was a birth club I joined when I was pregnant with my son. It was great at first, everyone was really supportive of each other through our pregnancies. But as time went on I found that everyone was rather judgmental. If you didn’t agree with something someone said, you couldn’t say so, no matter how politely. It was ridiculous. I sometimes post on a baby naming board full of rather opinionated women, but otherwise I just avoid forums. I much prefer blogging.

  2. I try my best to keep up with a few mom forums. I do love Mom Bloggers Club. That one seems to be very active and right up my alley.

    Jen

  3. Wow- I don’t know who would want to stifle you, we LOVE you!!!! Their loss though, no doubt. Hope you are having a better day and stay focused on the good things in life. Much love, xoxo-pm

  4. Came here via EC. I have no idea what Mom site you are talking about here. I belong to a mom site that is really good..will have to check out this one as well. The one I belong to is totally opposite of the one you described. If interested let me know cause I don’t want to advertise it and you think that I’m leaving a plug for it. Off to read more of your blog and to check out this group!

  5. Standing ovation for you :-) I love people who speak their minds and don’t wimper out when it comes to bullies like this. Thanks for sharing. Oh yeah and MBC is an awesome place to be :-)

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