Watch it, FlyLady! I'm armed and dangerous!
Ok, now to really talk about it (too much for a post-it note). I think what bugs me most about FlyLady's emails are the testimonials. Not only do many of them include plugs for FlyLady products (pretty pricey, IMO), but there's an almost religous fervor involved in the praise.
And "you saved my life!" For realz? Were you being crushed under a stack of ten years' worth of newspaper? Did FlyLady call 911?
Are we a nation of hoarders? The way the testimonials read, all of the homes are inhabitable. Months of laundry piled up, clutter everywhere (I have actually known two hoarders in my life, both from the same family...are there a lot more than I think?)
I think I could just maybe think about the system seriously for a nanosecond if one single email said "Gee, thanks. Housework doesn't suck as much as it used to. Thanks for kicking my ass for me, FlyLady!"
One thing I'll say for the FlyLady, she sure knows how to promote her site and her many products. And after watching her welcome video, I'd swear on a stack of Purple Rags that she was the woman who sold the ex and I a set of Encyclopedia Britannica in the late 70s...she was that good.
Damn, I just realized that this entire post is a commercial for FlyLady.
Proof that mass email marketing does work.