The problem with blogging…is bloggers

I started this blog just over a year ago. I had no idea what a blog was until I saw an advert pop up for a £7 course on “How to start a blog”. I was bored, curious, and had £8.45 left in my account – I was fully qualified to do this! 14 months later, and here’s what I’ve learnt. The problem with blogging is bloggers.

If you’re a blogger and you’re instantly offended here, then you’ve missed the point (shout out to those that came here from a link in a Facebook group, too!). There are zero barriers to entry with blogging now. Anyone with a computer or smartphone can do it – for free. Blogging doesn’t define you as a person like a profession or culture might – it just means you have a blog. This is not a diatribe aimed at every single blogger because that would be ridiculous; with no barriers to entry there is simply too wide a variety of people to do that. I suppose this should be titled “The problem with blogging is people”…but that’s a shit title.

The problem with blogging

I won’t be mentioning names here. It’ll just come back to bite me in the ass harder than a badly placed Direct Message screenshot, so I won’t.

When I started the blog I considered it an online diary that family/friends could read. I wasn’t aware of the communities, Facebook pages and cliques that exist for bloggers and I liked that – just doing my own thing. These groups are helpful to start with – they’re filled with experienced people and help is easy to be had in there. The politics soon take over, though, and the stagnant atmosphere becomes a breeding ground for bad feelings.

I’ve come full circle now – having dabbled in the whole community thing and sidestepped away from it, frowning and mouthing “okaaaay”, I’m happier outside of the forced politics they offer.

Besides, there are a LOT of unspoken rules in blogging, and usually those that take it upon themselves to police these are power hungry, incompetent or overcompensating for a lack of confidence. In some cases they’re all three. One admin kept telling me off like a teacher – “Mark, do you not see? Mark, I can’t have you doing this!” – behave love, you’re younger than I am and you’re allergic to fun.

“Communities”

I’ve made a lot of amazing friends through blogging communities, but they’ve also opened my eyes to just how ridiculous they can be.

Part of the aforementioned blogging course was choosing a niche. I hadn’t thought of that – so I randomly chose fatherhood. It was either that or technology, and I didn’t have the money for that. Little did I know that there are literally millions of parent blogs out there. Each one struggling to reword the posts of the other because, let’s face it, there’s only so much you can write about how you’re not getting any sleep. I found myself putting a lot of effort into a post to eventually discover that it had been written a thousand times before, only not as well (sue me) and half the time with the child’s name replaced with “Baby E” or “Toddler P”. That just makes the majority cringe. What are people going to do with the first name of your child, take out mortgages?!

Facebook groups

The blogger communities usually come in the form of Facebook groups and I’ve been a member of quite a few in the past. Those that I’ve not been banned from I’ve just abandoned. They’re all very much the same formulaic cesspit of malice, jealousy and self-promotion. I’ve never seen so many genuine smiles and sharpened daggers in one place before and it’s disconcerting. I’m not a good fit for these groups, because I have a bad habit of calling people out on bullshit, and that behaviour is frowned upon in echo chambers where bullshit is holding the walls up.

I’ve seen people chatting happily to each other in one group, then call each other’s children ugly in separate groups that they know the other isn’t a member of. Sickening. One blogger runs a blogger group on Facebook – her blog depicts a happy family full of smiles and sunshine, but that betrays the facts. The facts are that she’s literally threatened to kill an old lady, wished cancer on someone, made her husband believe the child was his when it was his best friend’s, had multiple affairs with other bloggers, and taken on the identity of other bloggers on Facebook to discredit them.

So yes, it can be pretty bad out there. You need a thick skin. I was once sent screenshots of a Facebook group where one of my cartoons was a topic of discussion. Some idiot thought it was about her and decided to tell everyone in the group. I had a load of vanilla mum bloggers drop their draft recipe posts and come at me on my Facebook page. Rolling pins in their hand – glimpses of “LOVE, LAUGH, LIVE” as their aprons flapped about in the wind.

I prefer to make my friends outside an environment of forced and controlled engagement. Facebook communities feel like a play date where the admins are pushy parents barking orders on how to play.

Pods

Let me explain this in honest terms for you. With blogging comes opportunities from companies. They want exposure – essentially to advertise their product through you. In return bloggers get money and/or products – and this is why the blogging community has become saturated and bastardised – a lot of people are starting blogs up with the sole intention of getting these opportunities.

Pods help the lesser able bloggers with this. A pod is a group of bloggers, usually on Facebook, and they agree to like/comment on/share each other’s posts on various social media platforms in return for reciprocation. They’re nothing but fraud, it’s as simple as that. The partakers want companies to think that they have an active audience who engage with them. They don’t. You can spot people in pods because they have the same people retweeting/liking/sharing their content when you know yourself it doesn’t deserve it. Pods are the blogger equivalent of lying on your CV.

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Let’s be honest – if the content was good – the posts would get likes and shares anyway. Just let natural selection take its course here.

Linkies/Linkys

These are essentially the same as pods, except directly on someone’s website/blog rather than social media. A group of bloggers post links to their latest blog post. They must read at least one other blog post on there and leave a comment. The same is done for them.

“But Mark – isn’t this just a way to promote your stuff?”. Well, yes – but you’re literally forcing people to read your stuff when they don’t particularly want to, and the only thing they get in return is that you read their stuff when you don’t particularly want to.

It. Really. Is. That. Stupid. People who run them dress it up and give the impression they “can’t wait to read all these blog posts” and “it’s a great way to discover new blogs”, but in reality they’re dreading having to scan read 800 words of bollocks with enough accuracy to formulate a stock comment.

Awards

These piss me off. They piss many people off, truth be told. You’d think the term “awards” would imply a proper accolade. An honour bestowed amongst the truly gifted writers out there.

No.

The problem with blogging awards is that they comprise the very best and the truly illiterate in one top-10 list and they all just bleach themselves into “just another award that means nothing”. I’ve seen one award-winning blogger who would need to read The Hungry Caterpillar at least four times to get the general gist of it.

The problem with blogging awards is that they comprise the very best and the truly illiterate in one top 10 list Click To Tweet

Couple the above with the fact that some bloggers create group messages with 50+ people in and beg them all to vote for them, and you get a feel for just how meaningless these things are. It’s frustrating that I know many people who are so deserving of recognition who don’t have it, and many who have it who don’t deserve it.

Besides, if you can win a comedy blog award by slagging off your kids and throwing in the odd redeeming “aren’t they cute” instagram post, is the follow-link badge on your site really worth degrading your kids that much?

The sponsored content

This is it. The crux of it. The problem with blogging. This is why 99% of the blogs out there are created – because people want easy money and free stuff. This is why people join those pods, fake their stats, beg for award votes and force those smiles when other people get ahead of them.

Some bloggers – top bloggers at that – even buy their followers. They pay actual real money for robot accounts to follow them on social media. It’s the digital equivalent of a teddy bear’s picnic and makes you only marginally more intelligent than the stuffed toys you’re tweeting to.

Fiona Sarah of A Mum Track Mind wrote a good post on this recently: https://amumtrackmind.com/lifestyle-2/selling-stuff/ – give that a read!

I say do what you want, but stay true to yourself. Quality wins quantity every single time for me.

In summary

Stop playing games. Everybody knows.

40 thoughts on “The problem with blogging…is bloggers

  1. Mark, this is why I love you! Yea to all this! I have thought of writing something similar but havent had the balls incase I am ostracized from the blogging community! But, honestly, why should I care?!
    I started my blog for the same reason…for our family and friends and as an online diary for the kids to look back on. I soon got sucked into the blogging pods etc.
    I remember reading a couple thinking ‘this is so boring and irrelevant to me’ but had to write a positive comment.
    Now i stay on the outskirts of the blogging community but the growth of my blog pays for it.

    1. Thank you Kate! The majority of the people I’ve spoken to think along the same lines. It’s the elephant in the room – everyone knows a lot of the practises don’t make sense, but they do it because it’s the done thing!

      You do your own thing, because people can spot that. And what blogger wants an audience comprised solely of bloggers anyway?!
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  2. I agree with all of this! There are some wonderful fantastic bloggers out there who are genuine but it’s few and far between, most are out for number one and never even reply to comments left on their blogs… using hot topics to go ‘viral’ etc, gone are the days of blogging about what you did that day or what stupid celeb crush you have now.. (throwback to my livejournal days)

    I will say one thing about pods, I am in a few and many of them I’ve developed friendships with the people in them.. like you said with bloggers, not all are bad 😉

    1. The diary posts and silly stuff like celeb crushes are what people want on a commute or during a wind down. It’s easy reading and people appreciate that!

      I hear what you’re saying about pods. And it’s good if it leads to organic engagement really, but it’s he falseness if it, even initially, that gets to me. Then presenting these figures to brands as real.

  3. This has just given you an extra follower! Partly because I just learned how to do it, but mostly because this is everything! Fab entry and temptation to join pods and communities has now gone. Thank you! I now have faith that someone may read my blog for enjoyment and not because they feel they have to! And I’m enjoying yours!!

  4. Holy shit, where are you finding all these people??? I’m in a ton of blogging Facebook groups and I’ve never met anyone like that.

    I used to participate in the linkies a lot, and I really do like them. It’s true that good content attracts readers, but it’s not as simple as that. A lot of it really is luck and getting noticed by the right outlets. I’ve written fantastic posts that plenty of people loved, but they got very little traffic until they got picked up by a bigger outlet. Then tons of people read and commented.

    Even the bigger outlets I contribute to, like HuffPost, recommend getting your friends to comment, because commented-on posts will attract more comments. That’s why linkies work. Yes, I suppose that the first few comments that you get from the other linky participants are “manufactured.” But they are only the yeast that helps the future engagement grow.

    All these things you’re describing are methods bloggers use to promote their blogs. It’s marketing. There’s nothing wrong with it. For many people, their blog is their business, and business owners need to advertise. It’s as simple as that. It’s no different than a book author doing signings at major book stores, or getting more popular authors to write a blurb for the back cover. Or sending an early copy to book reviewers. It’s marketing. Because even if the book’s fantastic, nobody will buy it if they haven’t heard of it.

    Have you ever read a horrible book that sold a ton of copies, or a great book that nobody’s ever heard of? I have, lots of times. The difference is marketing. Anyone in the publishing industry will tell you this.

    If you don’t want to do all the marketing stuff for your blog, don’t. I haven’t been doing much of it lately either. (I actually haven’t written a post in over a month! I’m so behind!)

    But there’s nothing wrong with others marketing their business. It’s how they make their living.

    1. These people are everywhere!

      These methods are not marketing. Not by a long stretch – they’re lies. If companies did this then their regulatory body would be down on them with hefty fines. Imagine Amazon selling things directly with reviews they’d bought. Or buying a film ticket on the back of a 5* review only to find out the reviews were paid for.

      Their blog is their business yes – but maybe it shouldn’t be if they’re not good enough at it for it to do naturally alone. That goes for any line of business. The book-signing analogy doesn’t translate to this situation.

      You say “there’s nothing wrong others marketing their business”, but I say again – lying about their stats is not marketing 🙂

      I hear you on the exposure front with decent posts – but it’s still false. People are still forced to read your content and engage, and I’m not sure I’d be bothered to write something like that. This post was read 1,200 times in two days, and I only tweeted a link once. It’s been retweeted and liked a lot more than the average link dump.

      What I’m taking from that is that it’s a good post – and people want to read it. If I’d splattered this across linkies and got the same engagement, I’d have no idea whether it was good or not.

      1. Bloggers don’t pay for comments in linkies. They post their links there, comment for other bloggers, and get comments in return. If you call that “paying for” comments, then you’ll also have to call what Amazon does “paying for” reviews. They send a select group of Amazon users free products in exchange for reviews. They are supposed to be honest reviews, but there’s nothing stopping the other bloggers on linkies from leaving honest comments.

        That’s not just marketing, it’s Marketing 101.

        I’m happy for you that you’ve gotten so many page views, and I see you’ve gotten a lot of engagement too. Good for you! Did you get that many reads on your first few posts? Or did you have to build up a loyal readership first? Linkies are a tool for newer or less well-known bloggers to get their stuff in front of readers. I’ve personally read quite a few blogs that I really enjoyed, but I never would’ve seen them if they hadn’t been on a linky.

  5. Hi five!
    Good lad x
    (Although I am v guilty of retweeting and sharing the same few bloggers over and over, but that’s not because of a pod, that’s because I genuinely like them as people).

  6. You are most definitely an honest father, that’s for sure! An interesting post this, which has got me thinking…
    I began blogging over the summer as a way to stay in touch with my career whilst on maternity leave. I joined a few Facebook groups and very quickly found myself feeling inadequate and overwhelmed by all of things you’re supposed to do as a successful blogger. It made me want to stop blogging. It was only when I stepped back a bit and stopped feeling I ought to do what every one else was doing that I started enjoying it again! How bonkers! I do think groups and peer support is important, but you have to pick them wisely!

    1. Exactly! This is the issue when so many go into blogging just to get free stuff and make money off the back of reviews etc, it means they have to hack away at every aspect of the “rules” and play every game so they’re keeping their head above water. It’s sad!
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  7. This is a brilliant post! It’s so refreshing for someone to speak out and lift the lid on all this stuff. When I started blogging 18mths ago, I had no idea that there was any business to be done – I just wanted to write. I hate the pod things – as you say, it’s so fake – I’m so glad that someone else said it because it has always grated on me but I thought everyone was doing it so I would just quietly watch on and not get involved. I have been surprised that “big” bloggers do this too. I think linky parties are a bit different in that you get to choose whose post you want to comment on and I see it as more of promoting yourself in a small blog directory in the hope that people will choose your post to comment on, but I know some linkys have such strict rules about who you have to comment on, so then that’s not your choice. Sorry for the rambly comment. Great post!
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    1. Thanks Lucy!

      Yes – the linky parties where you get to choose I suppose are a better tactic, especially if no one is forced to read your stuff. It should all be about choice – then like any free market, the good stuff will always come out on top!

  8. Brilliant post and lots if it is so true, as a blogger of nearly 7 years it has certainly changed and sometimes not for the better. I do wonder how many bloggers have the time to do so much promoting, I would rather spend the time with my children. Also have never understood why anyone would want to make a living out of moaning about their children. I do wonder if some of the children will sue in later life! Social media is supposed to be social not a tweet every 2 minutes droppinh a link to a post 2 years old, id rather chat! I have just started my fourth blog and I shall continue to do it as I always have, just for the people who want to read not feel they have to!
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    1. Thanks Mandi.

      I think a lot of bloggers these days have seen the success of someone like unmummsymum and try to replicate that. Usually trying to relate to other parents and appear very “real” but just come across as very spiteful towards parenthood. It’s odd to want to portray that.

      Yes – keep doing it for as long as you WANT to do it!!

  9. Ahhhh……. I’m a linky host…. you hate me!!!

    Yeah, but seriously I get exactly what you’re saying. I view the promotion side of blogging as a necessary evil. I realise the inportance of it if I want my blog to be a little bit of a success, but I’m not prepared to see my soul completely for views or votes in blogging awards.

    I’m not a member of any facebook blogging groups partly because I’m not a parent blogger so I’m not worthy but also because I just don’t do that sort of shit.
    I obviously do some of the stuff you mention here like the linkies. I think they are the lesser evil when it comes to promoting your blog. Although as you say it does sometimes involve trawling through posts you dont want to read, its also a convinient way to catch up on posts bloggers you do love.
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  10. I agree with so much of this but if you don’t promote your posts then how do people know they are there? I started blogging to document my grandsons time with me and got sucked into all the hype. I burnt out trying to keep up, I need to get back to blogging for me.
    I really, really want to know who that blogger is!
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  11. I sometimes join in linkies, but mostly because i want to find something to read and i find picking and choosing from a list, a quick way to do this. I don’t find they generate traffic though. I’ve never done a pod.
    I have a second blog which is a travel blog and in general, i don’t interact with the parent blog community with that blog. That blog does very well from organic traffic and search engines, with very little promotion from me. However, a mummy blogger loves patronising me, telling me “it’s such a shame your travel blog isn’t very successful” and telling me how i should change it to make parent bloggers interact with it. But actually, that blog is very successful. And i don’t want it to be read by other bloggers, i want it to be read by people who are looking for holiday reviews! It really grates on me every time she does this.

    I’ve never really been “in” with the communities or cliques. It’s just not my thing. I do however, feel that the original blogging community (who I have met face to face) of those who have been blogging five or more years, one of integrity and there are many of those I consider real friends and genuine lovely people.

    One excluded of course, which is the one you mention. She spread a lot of vicious and nasty lies about me when I was first diagnosed with cancer. I imagine she’s probably posted a lot of nastiness about me and all i ever did for her was favours. Karma will come for her one day.
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  12. Commenting so it looks like you have engaged readers who haven’t been forced to read this #secretlinky
    Nah, but in all seriousness, love your stuff Mark! Keep it up. We’re not all bad (thanks god!) otherwise you and I would have stepped out long ago….xx

  13. I am 7 years in to the wonderful world of blogging and find it goes in circles. For a long time it’s all sweetness and support and then something happens and it becomes a dark and lonely place to be. I’ve learned to stay on the sidelines. It’s my diary of my family and we love some of the opportunities it has brought but I certainly won’t let it take over my life. I interact with people who interact with me and have made some genuine friends in my time online, but I don’t have time for everything else, what with playing Mums Taxi, teaching my teen to drive and attending various clubs with different children! Blog for you and not what others want you to be!!
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  14. Ha I knew this was why I liked you (no, not in the way of sending half naked photos to you, but more that you are a sound bloke!)

    I couldn’t agree more with everything you have said. I mainly blog because I love writing although of course it’s great if people read your stuff and like it!

    Never been part of a tribe, got an award etc. My four year old regularly gives me blogger of the month, if that counts.

    I stepped away from blogging this past year as I’ve been building my business and I spend so much time writing for everyone else, I was fatigued. I’m back now though, kind of.

    I have done linkys but am very selective and only do ones that I think have value, if anything it opens my eyes to other blogs etc, rather than being a vehicle for saying to people read my blog, read my blog.

    Back when I started blogging ( in 2008) it wasn’t like this at all and I hope that there will be a return to the ‘original’ values of blogging – genuinely engaging with people, writing about what interests you and just being a real person not a PR robot!!

    Fab post! I hereby award you Best Best NLW Blog Post of December 6th 2017 – you can add it to your bio :-))

  15. When I started my blog I had no idea of all the politics there could be involved. I have about a dozen people who follow my blog. I just write what I like when I like. All the rest – I join in things occasionally. Interesting take on the subject…

  16. I really enjoyed reading this blog! Can I just say it great to find some male bloggers! I haven’t come across many!

    I completely relate and agree to your blog especially about the pods! I’ve never joined in them, cause always seem pointless and literally just people writing comments who have no care for content and hard work you put into your blog! All they want is just something in return. It really does feel like vicious circle sometimes!

    I always feel there a pressure to have get things done for certain time with blogging, but I realised that you just end up rushing your blog, rather than feeling completely satisfied with it. Blogging is our personal thoughts, and we are allowed to do it when it suits us. (:

  17. Well said! I do find that the blogging world has a tendency to be very bitchy and unpleasant at times. I used to host and take part in linkies and post my links in Facebook groups and all sorts but then I came to the realisation that my target audience is not other bloggers – so why promote to them. My stats have dropped (I’m also updating less frequently) but I know the people who do read my blog are not just coming through obligation or what have you.
    The charts are irritatingly lacking in logic; I’ve a friend (non-blogger) who calls one of them the unicorn chart and periodically hatches a money-making scheme to usurp them with a chart that’s actually based on solid logic.
    Also worth noting though that there are plenty of “do you know who I am” bloggers out there who tons of people genuinely think are lovely, while others sit there remembering how many times they’ve been deeply unpleasant – is anyone really real on the internet? Personally I’m a childless, 50 year old, overweight man sitting here picking my nose as I try to figure out what a 36 year old single mother would comment on this post…
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  18. Oh, the irony.

    “I found myself putting a lot of effort into a post to eventually discover that it had been written a thousand times before”.

    I’ve just stumbled across on this post today. I’m basically almost done writing a very similar blog post.

    I feel like a fraud.

    1. The absolute best post I’ve read on this subject – was pissing myself laughing at pretty much every sentence because I can relate to every single word of it. I’ve seen all of these things happen over the past 18 months and, like you, even found myself pulled into a fair bit of it.

      It’s absolute bollocks. Half of the bloggers out there seem to just write blogs for other bloggers to read, usually about blogging and how many followers their blog has. That’s if they’re not plugging some horse-shit product that’s got no relevance to their audience or subject matter. They clearly don’t care about what the people they’re supposedly aiming their blog at might want to read – just post anything that might get them a free coffee machine or a few quid in their bank account.

      I’ve been wondering for a few months what I’m even doing with my blog. I enjoy writing it, I think it’s quite decent, the visitor numbers are creeping up, and I’ve even started getting a bit of recognition for it recently which is a nice feeling, but I still can’t quite figure out what I’m doing it for.

      But the one thing I know I’m not doing it for is to feed my ego or sell my soul to advertise products I hate. We can leave that to the rest of them! Now I’m off to read your post again so I can piss myself laughing for another 10 minutes.

      Keep it up mate!

  19. Really interesting post and I am sorry you have had negative experiences. I agree with a fair amount of what you say. It concerns me that too many bloggers put their own self-worth purely on their blog profile, stats and awards. That is a worry from a mental health point of view and I know that I have fallen into that trap when struggling with depression. Having said that, there is much generosity of spirit to be found in the blogging world as in any other community. I guess you take what you like and leave behind what you don’t. Also many peope struggle for money now and perhaps until we have real equality of opportunity women in particular so I don’t think it is a surprise that if money is to be made by working with brands, that some bloggers seize on that. Yours is a post I will return to because there is so much in it to think about which makes it a great post even if I don’t have the same experiences as you

  20. oh man you crease me! Why wasn’t this a vlog??? Now THAT would have been even more hysterical! I can just imagine it! Haha!
    Too true though Mark. I’ve tried linkies about 3 or 4 times, and find them pointless for me. I put my full effort in and didn’t get the same effort back, so I thought fuck it! I’m not massaging someone else’s blogging ego if I get nowt in return!
    Not only that but as you said – you end up reading a bunch of posts that either didn’t really interest me or I didn’t actually think were that good for whatever reason, and then I still have to find it within me to leave a positive comment! Ha!
    I don’t even really know what the hell my blog is about, what the point of it is, where it’s going etc. So I do pretty much zero promotion of it. But hey, if people want to read it they will. If they like it, bonus. If not then realistically it makes no odds to me!
    Now then, I haven’t blogged or been social for about a month so I really need to do some “work”! Can’t see me winning any awards any time soon!
    Great post Mark!

  21. Well said, those facebook groups are so cut throat and crazy. You join in on a post then someone is calling you out for “breaking the rules of the group”, people trying to sell you stuff constantly. Thank you for getting all of our pet peeves in a post!
    I started blogging because a group of my friends told me I had too much random knowledge that needed to be spread to other people. I hope we can all stay grounded and stick with why we started blogging!

  22. I only started my blog in September and haven’t got in to most of these things. Except linkies, as I’ve dived in and started co-hosting one, which, it turns out, this post has been linked up to! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” badge for the #BlogCrush linky… y’know… if you want. Can’t be dealing with any drama, but I’ve enjoyed the community side of things.

  23. Mark, I’ve been blogging nearly 8 years and this is the first time I’ve ever heard of pods! And I’ve never been on Facebook, don’t have the foggiest notion what group boards are on Pinterest, have never scheduled automatic tweets or done the many things I see recommended for blogging success. I do participate in a few low-key link parties because I like the people, but I don’t do badges or any of that stuff. It would all get to be just too much for me.

    I post just once a week, every Thursday. I do the occasional review/giveaway post, but turn down far more “free stuff” than I accept because I’m very particular and will only ever mention stuff on my blog that I actually use, like and feel good about recommending to friends and family. It is interesting how blogs that are not that great can often be far more “successful” than many really good blogs, but I don’t think of this as a competition. I just do what I do, put it out there, and see what happens.
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  24. This is BRILLIANT. I am just starting to see all of this for myself. I love your post and am pleased to see there are some decent people out there.

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