Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Click, click, click....

Again. It took Jennifer almost eight hours from her first twitter to post a picture of the baby. It took four before she would reveal his name. She had people refreshing so much they crashed her server not once, but twice last night. Let's recap the timeline, shall we?

First tweet:
HE'S HERE! 1:04 pm, 6lb14oz, breathing well! We're still calling friends and fam. Will share photos and his name after we've done that! #fb
about 14 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

Obviously she has her iPhone. They're calling family, and they don't want to reveal the name or pictures yet. Fair enough. I think we can all respect that.
I am in love, you guys. Just so, so, SO in love!!! Smitten. Totally. I am bursting with love for our new baby. I love him!!! #fb
about 11 hours ago via web

She's on her computer, but no posts, pictures or updates. Three hours down. Getting a little questionable, but okay.
What? You're dying to know our baby's name? You needn't to wait ANY longer! (removed link) #fb
about 10 hours ago via web

Four hours later, she puts up his name in a blog post with a Twitter teaser. Still no pictures.
Kidney pain now eclipsed by Cesarean section pain. It's all relative, huh? :) #fb
about 8 hours ago via web

Still on the computer. And still no pictures. It's pretty obvious at this point she's going to drag this out for every click and dime she can.
Just posted MckFlurry's first photos EVER to my blog!!!! He's still snoozing away and doing great!!!! #fb
about 7 hours ago via web

Finally, almost eight hours after her first tweet, she puts up pictures on her blog, again with a Twitter teaser. Mind you, she and her husband have iPhones, but never once do they put up a single picture on Twitter. Why? Because you don't make money off of Twitter. She milked her newest child's birth for almost eight hours, getting clicks to her blog and making money. Is it wrong to make money off your blog? No, not by a long shot. Is it wrong to pimp out your newborn and drag out his birth announcement to make money? Maybe not wrong, but it is pretty disgusting.

Jennifer McKinney is nothing more than a shrewd businesswoman, and she has confirmed that there is nothing off limits. Let's not forget her own BlogHer profile:
"Turn Your Visitors into Regular Readers - with MckMama
Chances are, most people who visit your blog will never return. It's hard to snag those visitors and turn them into active readers - someone who returns day after day and contributes to your blog community.

MckMama is a master at drawing her visitors into her blog. She turned thousands of passerby's who were concerned for her sweet son into a legion of active readers. Her blog, My Charming Kids, was voted the #1 Mom Blog of 2008 by Momdot.com. MckMama will teach us:

How to interact with your readers
How to draw a visitors attention
How to listen to your readers
Please vote for this room- we can't have a conference full of Mom bloggers without hearing from MckMama!"

Almost eight hours, two blog posts and five twitters before she finally posted a picture of her child. All to keep readers coming back......for money.