Young House Love, Target junk peddlers, announced today that their blog is just too big now to like, even deal with, dawgs:
We’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately: what exactly are our goals? What are we working towards? Hoping to gain? The answer, we realized, was definitely not more blog hits or traffic or approval. Honestly we both feel unsettled by the idea of our blog growing any larger, and we look fondly back on the earlier days when we worked less, slept more, and spent more quality time with our family and friends.
Apparently they will now be doing only 3-5 posts a week and no longer posting on “Young House Life”. They are totally fine with it if you “decide to tune out” now, because they didn’t even ASK for this success anyway:
Teddy is our last baby and Clara is just a year away from kindergarten (how did that happen?!), so we want to enjoy this time with them instead of working our nights, weekends, and vacations away chasing some business goal we don’t even want.
So begins the end of another blog’s life cycle. I guess it’s good they are at least being honest that they just don’t feel like dealing with it all anymore and will be pulling back rather than just letting it die a slow agonizing crappy post filled death like Dooce.com. But it’s a little disingenuous of them to act like they are making a brave and scary choice and will sacrifice financial gain for family crap. They have a grillion side projects that no doubt have made them very financially comfortable whether they post 9 times a day or once a week. But I guess the “lil ole us” act is part of their schtick so I’ll just eyeroll off to another blog now.
Get your Franzia ready, hams. Your intrepid porklord has purchased and downloaded the OMG HI RES version of “American Blogger“. Tonight at 6pm Eastern Time I will post details for the Google video hangout in chat for the GOMI viewing party. If you are unable to get in chat, send me your gmail address and I’ll invite you in. (Edit for clarity: this is an invite only viewing party, meaning I will not post the link to it in chat, just that I was going to tell you would need to send me your email address. Sorry for any confusion.)
I’ll also be liveblogging the viewing with selected sceenshots and commentary, and I’ll post selected screenshots in the the comments for open caption fun.
Stay tuned to this post!
on to the tl;dr
As suspected on GOMI 8 weeks ago, Tatiana of Flora and Fauna is pregnant with number two. She made the announcement with her usual overblown blogger language:
Every night when we climb in bed papa bear is so anxious about feeling the baby move. I tell him it’s too early for him to feel anything yet so he just rubs my blossoming belly instead and asks me how the baby is doing today.
I guess “Mama Bear” was waiting until the professional photo shoot was done before announcing what the GOMI Pregnancy Test already knew. We look forward to seeing what new Pinterest inspired personality she will switch to now.
Casey Wiegand has announced that her husband’s stunning cinematography project “American Blogger”, also known as “The Movie About The Wiegand’s Friends”, will now be released tomorrow instead of in June.
Originally the plan for the film was that Chris would release the film in June on iTunes only…Because the release of the trailer didn’t go anything like what we expected, Chris has decided to release the movie on Wednesday via a different source.
Chris Wiegand is also issuing a disclaimer with the movie, which is basically a masterpiece of attempted backpedaling:
The way in which these women tell their stories with authenticity does represent the bravery and passion of American Bloggers, but please know: not all categories of American Bloggers are represented in this film. There are still many more stories to be told.
The disclaimer also has Chris saying “This film is not meant to validate blogging as a career”. This is basically the opposite of what he said to Daily Dot just two weeks ago, when he told an interviewer ”I want to validate these bloggers”.
So…viewing party in my basement tomorrow, hams?
Young House Love had their baby boy Theodore last Wednesday. Of course with their posting lag time, that could mean he came out back in March.
Jen Loves Kev are evidently going to start fostering kids with the intent of adopting some.
Messica of What I Wore has started complaining about gaining 15 pounds in the past 5 months of pregnancy. I may be wrong, but isn’t that what’s supposed to happen?
The site inspired by The Great XOJane exodus of 2014 is apparently launching today, calling itself The Flounce. Don’t feel obligated to check it out – it’s basically just XOJane, but less user friendly.