Please stop cold messaging people on social media.
It’s not cool.
It’s actually obnoxious.
It’s so annoying I’m writing this blog post about it because in the last week, I’ve been offered breastfeeding supplements, boot camp, health coaching, essential oils, and who knows what else because I used some hashtag on Instagram.
Somebody told you to do this, and news flash, it’s not how you build relationships. It’s not how you convince me to drop a grand on your fake business. I guess it’s working for you, otherwise, why would you go out of your way to piss people off and ruin their ever loving day?
I am tired of your Instagram Messages.
This strategy of yours to promote your health coaching business, plexus sales, or whatever Beach Body craze needs to end right now.
On my good days, I don’t give a F*&k about your message. I just delete it because I don’t have time to deal with your ignorance on how you should treat people.
On my bad days, I second guess my value as a woman, my success as a mother, and my confidence in my body. It is these moments you are trying to prey on and strike me at my weakness and that is the problem with your engagement strategy.
We’re supposed to be uplifting women, and supporting them in achieving greatness, but here slides a message about this boot camp you have to offer and now I know you just see me as fat.
That’s not cool, Brenda.
I’m tired of waking up every morning to 3+ unapproved Instagram posts because I used some Motherhood hashtag on Instagram the morning before and now you think you fix me and make me a better version of myself.
I’m just fine the way I am.
I don’t need your supplement, or coaching tactics, or Facebook group. I definitely don’t need a boot camp or fad diet. Oh, they don’t call it that anymore. I don’t need a meal plan.
I don’t want your breastfeeding supplements (and lets not even talk about how problematic that is).
Just because you use essential oils, doesn’t mean we’re the same type of crunchy. It just means you’re into fads.
I’m doing just fine.
This might be a surprise out there, but not everybody wants to be size 4 Beach Body coach.
That’s not who I am.
I’ve never weighed less than 200 pounds for any reasonable duration of time and that’s just not a body shape I feel comfortable dreaming or attaining.
I’ve had two babies, and I struggle to be the best version of myself every day, but I don’t want your help. I don’t want the help of some stranger on the internet who sent me a scripted cold call message in the middle of the night.
I want to be a better version of myself. I’m trying every day.
But, do you know who I actually support from? My friends and family.
If you’re a regular follower of me, and one day I make a post that says “hey, I need help with XYZ” and you respond back with your suggestion, that’s totally cool. When I ask for help, then I want it. I’ll decide to leave your crazy idea, but that’s only time you’re too suggest me I should try a supplement, diet strategy, work out routines.
Stop sending me unsolicited messages about your miracle product because it’s just giving your business a bad name.
I really don’t want to try plexus, or essential oils, or Beach Body, or whatever other fad MLM is trying this terrible strategy. I don’t want to do it because I think you should get a real job instead of preying on women on Instagram. Find a way to make money without some crazy upline system where you message strangers on Instagram to buy shit from you so you earn money and your boss earns money.
Basically, I just want these messages to eff off.
I’m going to buy from my friends.
I’m only going to join fitness groups with people I know I trust. Not some stranger who liked 10 images, commented on two and then waited an hour to message me.
Maybe try being my friend first? Then convince me?
But, Seriously. Stop sending women unsolicited messages related to you ‘business’.
Solidarity to y’all because this shouldn’t be the modern mama struggle of 2018, but it is. I know I’m not the only one hitting delete every time some Plexus Coach thinks I should join her group. #BACK OFF B*