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Are only 'professional' blogs being accepted?
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FeelLikeTweedleDee · 06/07/2011 12:05

Just wondering as all the blogs I've seen on the network are either by journalists or NCT leaders, etc. Are bog-standard blogs created by mums without flashy layouts being declined? I haven't seen any listed on the network.

I applied a week ago but I haven't heard anything, not even an acknowledgement email.

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butterflyexperience · 06/07/2011 12:37

I am a Sahm and far from professional as they come Grin
I've noticed on the featured list that they are all media pros is that what you mean?

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Tee2072 · 06/07/2011 12:43

You obviously aren't looking very close. I am neither a journalist or even a member of the NCT and I am on the bloggers network.

They have gotten a lot more applications then they were expecting so I imagine you'll hear in due course. If you read the announcement thread there is a lot of information in there.

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ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 06/07/2011 14:37

I'm not a journalist, a member of the NCT or a professional in any capacity. And I don't even blog about my children.

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TottWriter · 06/07/2011 16:49

Have you checked your spam folder? Someone on one of the other threads said her acknowledgement e-mail ended up there despite no other MN emails getting screened out.

I'm no professional, and I've had an acknowledgement, and waiting on them to sift through the inbox until they get to me. I think they must be a bit overwhelmed, and they are reading the blogs before they approve them to make sure that nothing inappropriate gets through, so it will be slower than you might at first think. It's not just a case of sending out a badge for your blog and putting a link to it on the site.

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DirtyMartini · 06/07/2011 17:54

I'm not professional, and my blog was even on the network front page header yesterday. The majority of network blogs are regular people, I think. You must only be looking at the 'big name' list.

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moominthecorner · 07/07/2011 17:32

I wouldn't mind being a 'proflogger' (sounds a bit rude) MN I'm available for gainful employment Wink

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Toomuchtea · 12/07/2011 15:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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ElinorMumsnetBloggers · 12/07/2011 15:58

@FeelLikeTweedleDee

Just wondering as all the blogs I've seen on the network are either by journalists or NCT leaders, etc. Are bog-standard blogs created by mums without flashy layouts being declined? I haven't seen any listed on the network.

I applied a week ago but I haven't heard anything, not even an acknowledgement email.


Hi -- Thanks for raising this. We're trying to build a network that promotes new voices and big names, but the emphasis is on great writing for its own sake. We want to encourage lots of Mumsnetters to start blogging and are promoting a broad mix of subjects in our top slot on the homepage. We're trying to introduce you to the range of voices and issues as we build up our numbers. But our aim is to give everyone 15+ minutes of fame Smile.

Sorry to hear you didn't get the acknowledgement email. They should be automatic. If you send us a link to [email protected], we can look for the application to make sure. We're reading applications from last week now, so it shouldn't be long. Sorry about the wait, and thanks for applying. Looking forward to reading your blog.
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strawberry17 · 18/07/2011 20:12

I don't think I ever got an acknowledgment e mail either and I do check my spam folder. I put my application in a while ago, perhaps I'll e mail a link. Do you reject blogs as well as accept?

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strawberry17 · 18/07/2011 20:25

I mean if it's crap you will let me know?Smile

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ElinorMumsnetBloggers · 19/07/2011 10:53

@strawberry17

I don't think I ever got an acknowledgment e mail either and I do check my spam folder. I put my application in a while ago, perhaps I'll e mail a link. Do you reject blogs as well as accept?


There are a few blogs that won't make sense within our network - and when that happens we'll email them to explain or chat about why, and figure out whether we can find a way around that. And we're always open to revisiting blogs later on. That's why it's taking a little while to get back to everyone. Each blog is individual, and someone's work, so it matters.

Will you email us your link so we can check out whether we got your application?
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strawberry17 · 19/07/2011 12:43

Have done thanks, won't be offended if it's a reject.

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