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ok not everything from scratch - but shame on you

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thefoodschool Sat 18-Jun-11 07:54:30

shame on those of you who went too far. Isn't this a place for some simple advice, in this case food. if i want to know about other matters re: kids / parenting then i'm in the right place yeah. no i don't know it all no i don't mill my own flour. but sometimes i don't want to cook when i come home. sometimes i'll do something simple and somtimes oven chips will come out.

BluddyMoFo Sat 18-Jun-11 07:55:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tee2072 Sat 18-Jun-11 08:29:43

The issue, and I read your other thread, is not what you are saying. It's the way you are saying it.

So, you're a man and you think you're going to lead all of us poor deluded wimmin down the path of cooking from scratch? Which, as you found out, most of us do.

And it did, also, read as an advert, even if you are a member of the Bloggers Network. The Network is not for advertising your blog, it's for sharing your blog with MNers who also blog.

Goblinchild Sat 18-Jun-11 08:32:29

You came across as smug and evangelical, so you got roasted.
Think about it, read your OP again and try and understand why you were mocked.

DuelingFanjo Sat 18-Jun-11 08:35:02

how odd. Is te blog also so badly written?

Goblinchild Sat 18-Jun-11 08:37:08

Don't know. I cook from scratch and have a shelf of cookbooks, so I didn't look.

celadon Sat 18-Jun-11 08:38:51

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EveryonesJealousOfGingers Sat 18-Jun-11 08:44:48

TBH I have read the first few posts and you came across as very condescending - here to grace us all with the benefit of your 'great advice', thinking cooking from scratch is an amazing skill.... I am not surprised you got flamed.

celadon Sat 18-Jun-11 09:03:41

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dittany Sat 18-Jun-11 10:57:08

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activate Sat 18-Jun-11 11:28:18

oh diddums

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Sat 18-Jun-11 11:39:18

Hang on. There was a gunfight in the bloggers topic?! Brilliant.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Sat 18-Jun-11 11:39:41

Bunfight. A gunfight would be very surprising.

MmeLindor. Sat 18-Jun-11 11:55:00

oops, just posted in support of your blog.

I do have to agree with those who said that it was not the blog itself, but how you promoted it.

You do seem to have joined MN and the Bloggers' Network to up traffic to your blog. Ok, so most of us bloggers are doing this but your post was a bit too blatant and (sorry) patronising.

Yes, you got flamed but I bet you have had a good few hits and have some new readers. Take the advice you are getting here, apologise for advertising your blog and try again.

At the top of this topic, MN states:

PLEASE NOTE: This topic is for discussions between members of our Mumsnet Blogging Network. It's not the place for promoting other blogs. If you do that here, we may well delete your posts.

You will find the other bloggers are supportive and interested in your blog. Join one of the discussion threads and connect with other bloggers rather than "advertising" your blog.

Tee2072 Sat 18-Jun-11 15:06:49

It would appear the other thread was deleted.

Makes me wonder if he's actually part of the network...

MmeLindor. Sat 18-Jun-11 15:25:23

Presumably deleted as it was promoting his blog, Tee. Which is against the guidelines.

Tee2072 Sat 18-Jun-11 15:27:41

Maybe MmeL. But if he's part of the network, he is allowed to post a link to his blog. We've all done it!!

MmeLindor. Sat 18-Jun-11 17:49:44

Think there is a fine line between promoting a blog and posting a link to one.

When I post a link to my blog here then it is mainly other bloggers who are reading it, and I will be readng their blogs too. Posting just to gather new readers is not the same.

Tee2072 Sat 18-Jun-11 18:27:52

Oh absolutely! I am not disagreeing with you.

He came here trying to 'educate them wimmin' in how to cook. hmm

He failed. And got busted for it. grin

swanker Sat 18-Jun-11 19:32:26

Oh- I thought the bloggy bit was for mn bloggeers to promote their blogs, otherwise i'd have reported his post- I came across it on unanswered threads...
I see it deteriorated from there.

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