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March 10th, 2010 6 Comments

One more thing….

I brought on the other contributors because I personally respect their opinions and think they lead interesting lives. So take a second to visit their pages, meet them, and read a post or two.


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  • Ugh

    For me, the problem with your blog (and it’s a blog, not a business or a job, despite what you think) is the “Mary” and not the “more than.”

    • Ugh –

      Well, I can’t be anyone else but me, nor do I want to be.

      I would love for you to stick around and see if you click with one of the other contributors. But if not, there are plenty of places for you to find what you’re looking for on the web.

  • Ed


    I think a nicer way to put it is that you’re in danger of getting lost in your own vision. MTM now has the structure of an online magazine, but not the content and flow.

    I’ll try to give a constructive example. The first thing you notice when you open up MTM is the video pane for your life experiences. If I click on any of the other contributors, he/she has a similar video pane. But we have had the Botox video for about three weeks, and the other contributors only have introductory videos. The structure of the site isn’t at fault, but it is designed like a CNN type site that is built for daily infusions of content. Are you and the contributors prepared to commit to 2-3 videos a week? That’s really what that video pane is screaming out for.

    I’ve been somewhat of a regular follower since your NS days. I don’t doubt that you’re putting your soul into MTM, and when you sink into a topic like Fashion Week or the gym we can see the passion on the page. But right now you’re trying to do so many different things (contributors, sponsors, life experiences), we’re starting to lose contact with you.

    My suggestion is to take a day in the week out of the themed structure and reground yourself. Be personal, be inventive, and just be Mary.

  • Peter Y.

    Being a successful and error-free writer is more than just running a spell check. Sure, “get passed” was spelled right, but it was incorrect word choice. (I think you meant “get past”)

    I don’t mean to keep harping on these kind of mistakes, but if you want people to take you seriously, stick around and spend more than two minutes on your site, these kinds of little things matter.

  • MTM Reader

    Since Spellcheck become so prevalent, “wrong word” errors have actually become as common, if not more, than actual spelling errors– I agree with Peter– wrong word errors won’t get caught in spellcheck, but will still disrupt your writing.

  • This again?

    Mary, you can’t dictate how much time people spend on your site or how much time they give you to “absorb” feedback. Come on. You’re just insulting your readers now. Deal with reality, not with what you wish reality was. You are not entitled to our readership.