Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Oh so wiser…

There's been a little bit of action of the blogosphere today. A certain list  might have made the day or some bloggers and ruffled the feathers of some others. Ok maybe just my feathers. Today 'So Feminine' released the names of their top 100 beauty blogs.



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Oh so what, did you say? I have never heard of them either. Bloggers who successfully topped in their 100 favourite blogs were emailed about it and can proudly display their award on their blog: a cute and snazzy badge linking to the oh so feminine website. I have been genuinely delighted for all my blogger friends who made it, until tonight when another friend of mine, couldn't help herself from feeling a little bit disconcerted for not having featured in their top 100. Me, being me, I would need to kick up a fuss about it on twitter and got all melodramatic about it. While I am by no means proud of another twitter drama, talking to my twitter friends helped me to see the light:


Who are 'Oh so Feminine' anyway? How did they come up with their list of 100 favourite blogs? If these 100 blogs are oh so good, why were not these blogs hyperlinked anyway from their website? What if this list was just a marketing ploy to have these 100 blogs talking about them today and displaying their badges? What amazing publicity would that be for them if all 100 of blogs 'featured' would blog about them!


Well, you know what? I don't like that list. Lots of my bloggers friends and their awesome blogs didn't make it and therefore, it's not a very good list. Oh So feminine, I don't need your badge. I've got one way cooler and it's got Cassoulet on it. Cassoulet is great. It's like  baked beans, but it's got sausages in it. Do you know who made it? My favourite blogger: Charlotte from Lipglossiping.com. So there.



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I feel a bit silly to have totally fallen for their marketing ploy.
I might still be a bit childish to get worked up about silly things but I am a little bit wiser, oh so wiser.

13 comments:

Ms Red said...

LOL A bean award. I think Id rather have that lol

Jade. said...

Toot Toot Liloo! :)

I get worked up about stuff like this too, can't understand some people's/company's logic when it comes to certain things. I don't even know who 'oh so feminine' are? no... do i really feel like I want to know? NO.

:)
you're a fab blogger liloo, you shouldnt put yourself down like you do.

well done lipglossiping for winning the Cool Beans award :)

Charlie said...

Yeah I totally want one of those badges!

esteeem said...

LOL!! hahahahahaha!!

And p.s. got your comment, will defo try enter this sat! <3

About Makeup Savvy said...

It is always nice to be mentioned I guess... but when a company does this i feel the exact same way as when another blogger makes up their own awards. It's nice but it doesn't actually mean a lot sadly.

But like you say with companies like this you know it's a definitely marketting ploy as like you say who has ever heard of them. It's just a sneak way to get all like 100 bloggers to look at their site and even but that badge on their blog which is basically free advertising and they know it.

Just never buy things like that... unless they put more time and effort into it like how Escentual have a blogger of the week on their blog... of course it's to get more interesting in their site but they actually take the time writing an article and putting all the images together.

Okay rambling wayyy too much now.

Fee xx

Glitterish Allsorts said...

Because you are wiser, I am a little wiser too :p xx

Jo said...

Well I got an email saying I had made the 100, went to have a nosey and my blog was even listed. Fail.

Jo said...

Wasn't listed* sorry! early morning typo!

MissMathful said...

lots of people i love werent on the list so i think it was mroe main stream bloggers... who knows

www.missmathful.blogspot.com

Robyn said...

Lol. I love Charlotte. And yes... its nice to be mentioned, but I'd rather it was by another blogger than a site... it seems more anonymous that way. Just my 2 cents!

Ms. Wedgie said...

So who?? It definitely seems like one big ole marketing ploy...I've never heard of them and they even spelt the names of some of the blogs wrong!! There's one big problem now though...we'll all be jealous that we haven't won a bean award!! :) lol xxx

Rinny said...

Reasons for starting and maintaining your blog is not so you can be on top lists and get as many followers as you can but more a place where you can be yourself and hopefully meet some great people too :) I'm loving what you're doing so keep it up and don't be too disconcerted. People love ya out there! x

http://resplendentlyla.blogspot.com

Skin Scrubs said...

I got an email from then and James read it and said it was a marketing ploy as they don't link out to the blogs that are in their 'top 100'. I don't know if I do anything worthy of an award, I just blog!

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