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Hmmmmx100 Sat 02-Sep-17 22:33:23

Continued from original post...

langkaw Sat 02-Sep-17 22:38:12

Hello. What were we saying? Susie was on here wasn't she?

mygorgeousmilo Sat 02-Sep-17 22:39:22

^Waves frantically

FuckingLoveCarbs Sat 02-Sep-17 22:39:43

Place mark!

Yes Susie was here. Saying MN was too negative for her but that's fine because we're all different.

I could say quite a lot about that but I won't smile

Mothervulva Sat 02-Sep-17 22:39:47

Maybe MoD will pop on. Heard they've sold the house.

Runningyogabooze Sat 02-Sep-17 22:40:44

Are they all going to pile on now because we all liked MotherPukka for sticking her head above the parapet?

Glad this thread is still going. Keeping me going in the last stages of the summer holidays...

FuckingLoveCarbs Sat 02-Sep-17 22:41:56

In the spirit of being positive: I really like the unmumsy mum and hurrah for gin.

MainFlamingo Sat 02-Sep-17 22:43:44

Placemarking because I posted on the other thread a lot but can't think of anything to say on this one.....yet

Mothervulva Sat 02-Sep-17 22:44:02

I like unmumsy mum, she's very funny

mygorgeousmilo Sat 02-Sep-17 22:44:14

Yes but, but, buuuut I think the general consensus before she came on, was that motherpukka was pretty good and certainly had a great cause to promote and was genuine and clear. Some of the others mentioned are unlikely to come on if they've RTFT to be honest.

Placemarking grin

langkaw Sat 02-Sep-17 22:44:53

So we were asked by a person on the other thread why we follow people we don't like. My answer is that in some cases (fod,mod) it's for the same reasons as I might pick up ok magazine and read about Kerry Katonas latest tummy tuck. Others: pukka for example, I like, find funny but sometimes find a bit cringe (sorry pukka) I have lots of reasons to follow different people. Don't like don't follow doesn't really work for me.

mygorgeousmilo Sat 02-Sep-17 22:45:27

Haha Flamingo that was an ominous.... yet

ItsNachoCheese Sat 02-Sep-17 22:45:39

Placemarking

langkaw Sat 02-Sep-17 22:45:43

And actually mother pukka has just gone up massively in my estimation. She seems to get it.

CourtneyLoveIsMySpiritAnimal Sat 02-Sep-17 22:47:07

Place marking. Interested to see how this one develops.

Getout21 Sat 02-Sep-17 22:48:43

Completely agree langkaw.

Hmmmmx100 Sat 02-Sep-17 22:49:12

Yes. TBH I think I'm going to bow out of this discussion soon. I still feel uncomfortable with comfortably middle class people (not just women) commoditising family life for financial gain (in the form of cash or freebies). No I don't think the people that do this are truly awful, I just don't think it's something I could ever do myself. No we definitely should not ever post links to people's homes on Mumsnet threads, or call their kids ugly, or imply they're idiots because they sometimes spell things incorrectly. Yes, I do think some of the Instagram-famous parents mentioned in the original thread have gone too far with the promotion stuff and could probably do with a little break from social media altogether. Yes I would love to see more community-based projects from these parents, not just photos of them hugging other instaparents at sparkly parties in Soho or Dalston. A little more charity, a little less goody-bag. And I literally have nothing more to say on the matter.

Hmmmmx100 Sat 02-Sep-17 22:49:32

Except that when I composed that I did use paragraphs, I promise!

Runningyogabooze Sat 02-Sep-17 22:49:43

Totally agree langkaw. I thoroughly enjoy following several I really find awful, in the same way that when a Fbk friend writes a showing off post I get a rush of pleasure as I look at what she's written (before screen grabbing it and sending it to another friend for joyful discussion).

The telly version of this is called car crash tv.
Lots of people enjoy it - hence why this thread has been buzzing for several days.

Dozyoldtwonk Sat 02-Sep-17 22:50:05

Placemarking shameless, I did contribute on the previous thread, promise

spiney Sat 02-Sep-17 22:50:27

The idea that insta people shouldn't be discussed- hmm Allergybus Sorry but I find that ridiculous. These people are out there. Big time. Of course they're going to be discussed - and not just on the controlled environments of their insta feeds.

MumIsRunningAMarathon Sat 02-Sep-17 22:50:30

Well I'll say I like mrsmeldrum

FuckingLoveCarbs Sat 02-Sep-17 22:51:05

I like stylemesunday. She doesn't really show her kids much.

PidgeonSpray Sat 02-Sep-17 22:53:29

I haven't read the other thread but I can say that I hate instamums...

- complaining how awful their kids are
- "give me ALL the gin" etc

If you're life that awful with these kids that u have to drink 24/7 then why parade it on social media

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