sorry people, Im breaking the radiosilence from planet Henriette where I live.
I have done a huge mistake in the danish blogosphere ( without my knowing).. my 4 readers who knows me well, will probably describe me as innovative, rebellic and provocative. so I teamed up with (still only in my own opinion) tÃ¸seblogger no 1 ( a free translation to english would be chickblogger ) Trine “Sille” Thorendal
We wanted to make an event over “tÃ¸sebloggers” and an “ode to the existence as a chickmedia” because both of us think that “tÃ¸sebloggers” is going to take over the world of “cosmopolitan” and other “glitzy magazines” at some point in the future. why ? because blogging is a killer tool, and peoples life are interesting!
anyway – we putted up a wiki page for the event where our intentions was that all the people ( and I don’t say bloggers here on purpose) who thought this was an interesting subject could sign up and have this debate together with us. whether they were from the blogosphere, or In Real Life people.
and not just women – but men too. we simply putted a note saying that men should be invited by the ladies to participate ( aka. the london girl geekdinner ).. both because we wanted to see more female faces at the event – but also because it’s flattering to have guys ask you on a date..
heck we even contacted speakers !
we should probably have known that there was trouble coming our way, when the page was altered in mysterious ways 3 times last weekend ( pictures here)
BUT when we released a pressrelease with some spelling and grammatical errors ( hey we are semi professional girls doing this for the kick of it – and don’t really give a damn about pressreleases) and furthermore defined “TÃ¸sebloggers” as people who blogged about their everyday life – a large part of the danish blogosphere exploded. why ? because ” tÃ¸s” or “chick” is obviously a negative word. and we had categorised people whom we didn’t know.
and most certainly, did not want to be called a “tÃ¸seblogger”.
on top of that we have stated ourselves as “initiative” ( in danish the word is “fremtrÃ¦dende”) bloggers – because yeah ! we think that we do our bit for the danish blogosphere.. especially outwards. and we have contacted the press ( well we haven’t really yet, but YES we have made a real badly spelled and written pressrelease)
but that was a big mistake, I think there is about 20 danish blogs blogging and debating (and dividing) the danish blogosphere as we speak.. and it’s not nice things being said about us.
I have been thinking, not sleeping, crying, wondering, turning my head upside down, inside out about this issue.
and now I finally see why some companies are reluctant to take up blogging. seriously – no matter what we said or stated it was used against us – and the image that these comments and post, gives us is not very true. so blogging for a company can turn into image suicide. this is an eyeopener to me as a speaker on blogging because I have had troubles to see the disadvantages of blogging – now they are here.
but we had our support. thanks guys, you know who you are. and I got myself a really good friend ( yeah Trine that’s you) because we had to debate this amongst ourselves in our asylum.
still we are going ahead with the event. Maybe not many tÃ¸sebloggers will show up now ( they have to consider if they really want to label themselves “tÃ¸sebloggers”- but I think it’s going to be a blast.. to meet real “tÃ¸ser” from the blogosphere.
I think it’s sad though, because when I chose to follow thehughpage.com’s initiative and start the CPHgeekdinner – nobody gave a fuck that I called them geeks. they showed up anyway , maybe stating to me personally that they were not geeks.. but.. I allready knew they weren’t. come on it’s a label ! – don’t take it so fuckin personal !
I am freaked out by being called a consumer !
picture this : that if mainstream media picks up on this event ( which I hope they will) when we get the time to do the real PR – I am going to make sure to state – that “NOT all people at the TÃ¸seblogger event, are TÃ¸sebloggers..” do you think the journalist is going to be puzzled – or print it ? does it matter? no.
come on guys. give me hell. tell me how bad my english spelling is.
ps. the logo is on my photostream.. please use it frequently girls *s*