Something’s Fishy at Modcloth
Now, I don’t often use my blog as a platform to raise hell (I do enough of that in real life) but I needed to talk about something that really irks me.
I posted a comment on a Modcloth blog post asking for suggestions on future featured bloggers. Of course, I nominated Miss Vinyl Ahoy. Not only does she LOVE Modcloth, but she’s totally into that whole vintage/retro thing (Me? Not so much. But to each his own.)
I’ve nominated her several times, so I check out the featured Modcloth blogger every week and I’ve noticed a disturbing pattern.
Since the company started sponsoring blogs last year, ALL (save two international bloggers) of the featured bloggers are sponsored by Modcloth. As in, Modcloth PAYS them in some way to post an ad, talk about free products, etc. on their blog. As I said, this irked me. So I yet again nominated Miss Vinyl Ahoy, with a little additional comment. It published immediately.
Then it was “unpublished” A.K.A “Waiting for Moderation.”
Something is fishy at Modcloth. It’s one thing to feature bloggers that you already have on the payroll, but disclose it, please. Don’t waste our time if you’re going to ask for nominations and then ignore them.
***Update: 30 minutes after I posted the first comment, it was approved. Interesting…I wonder if Modcloth has a Google Alert for their blog?