I really can’t believe people are STILL e-mailing you about how to read the spoilers. I think you should just stop wasting your time e-mailing them, or even responding in the reader’s e-mails column. If they can’t figure it out now, after all of your (repeated) explaining, oh well! That is their problem!
So here’s my question: Did Sports Illustrated have any say in who took part in that date? If they’re featuring them in their magazine, I would think they would have a certain “look” in mind for each of the three girls.
Keep up the good work! I personally love the sarcasm, and as a teacher, am able to look past the grammar/spelling mistakes. Why other people can’t is beyond me, they obviously take this column way too seriously!
Comment: No idea what role “Sports Illustrated” had in choosing which women were on the date. I’d probably guess “not much”. These dates are all set up by the show. I mean, lets face it, you kinda knew Britt wasn’t going to get the SI Swimsuit date, and it didn’t really seem like something up Shawntels alley. The only one in question would be Emily, since she’s very attractive and is someone you’d expect to see in a shoot like that, despite the fact Emily has remained pretty covered up all season.
People take my site too seriously? Ya’ think? I never would’ve guessed. Ha ha.
Just a question that I haven’t seen answered on your site, you made lots of comments about Chantal “not missing any meals.” Who cooks for them? Do they have a chef in the house? Do they have to cook for themselves? Don’t they get to choose to not eat pizza and potato chips? Also, isn’t there a gym at the house?
Comment: For the answer to this question, I went back to the same contestant who answered for us in our first question. Their response:
“We all cook for ourselves, if we are at the house, and not on a date (in that case, they bring food to the date). There is a running grocery list everyday, and a handler will go out and get anything we need. When there was a 1 on 1 date, we’d cook a big dinner together.
There are also TONS of snacks in the house.
There is no gym! So you have to fend for yourself if you want to work out. Behind the mansion is a big hill, that is a part of the property, so people would run up and down that.”
Just wanted to assure you that your site is exactly as simple to navigate as you say it is.
Judging by both the emails you refer to and the comments section, you just appear to be stuck with an especially dumb readership. Which, in all fairness, seems par for the course considering the subject matter.
Comment: Nahhhh, don’t call my readership dumb. How about “slow”. Or “unable to follow the most simple directions”. Or maybe just “brain dead”. I will admit that in the 8 years of covering this show, and the thousands upon thousands of emails I’ve received, I will say the fans of this show have got to be some of the most passionate and intense ones out there. Not the sharpest knives in the drawer, and certainly none of them will ever be the keynote speaker at a MENSA conference, but definitely passionate.
Love your blog! Keep up the great work!
My question to you is, how did you get started in all of this? Did you just start watching the bachelor out of the blue, and decided to blog on it’s awfulness, and the insider info came later?
Or did you know you could get insider info, and start blogging because of that?
I started reading your column during Jason’s season, so I’m not sure about anything before that.
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer our questions- LOVE the new Tuesday/Friday format!
Comment: Yeah, this one I’ve answered numerous times. Short version is this all started with “Joe Millionaire” back when that was on. First show I ever wrote about. Sent an email to three of my friends commenting on how ridiculous it was, they forwarded it on to their friends, and before I knew it, I had a following.
Next dating show to start after “JM” ended was the first season of the “Bachelorette”, so I just decided to write about that. And here we are 8 years and 19 seasons later.
I didn’t start getting spoilers until Jason’s season. Before then all I did was recaps (which are all archived down the right hand column here) and never made a cent. Things have obviously changed in the past two years for the better with more exposure and with more national notoriety, which brings traffic to the site which in turn brings in revenue. So I’m not complaining. Call it boasting, call it conceited, call it what you want, but it’s the #1 site on the internet for “Bachelor” information, spoilers, and recaps, and honestly, it isn’t even close. I’m confident enough in my numbers to admit that. And I will do my best to keep it at that level. Just being honest.