Two Australian mummy bloggers have become involved in a war of words that’s revealed the ugly side of becoming an online blogging star.
Constance Hall and Lisa Shearon, better known as the Notorious Mum, are the two at the centre of the stoush that has played out in the very public world of Facebook.
As mummy bloggers go, the two women have very different standings, with Hall amassing more than 1 million followers across social media, while Shearon has closer to 10,000.
The feud began accidentally on Saturday when Shearon posted to her blog, saying she had ‘reservations about the whole Queen movement’ pioneered by Hall.
Mummy blogger Lisa Shearon (pictured) has become involved in an online feud with prominent author Constance Hall, after writing a post in which she said she didn’t believe in the ‘queen’ movement pioneered by Hall
Hall (pictured), who has more than 1 million followers across social media, took to social after the post was brought to her attention to say she was on the verge of a panic attack
‘Constance Hall and her many queens offer a f*****g lifeline. They are a good thing. They are an important thing,’ Shearon wrote.
‘But they are not my thing. Because I am not a queen.’
While Shearon thought the post was ‘pretty tame’, many of Hall’s fans seemingly didn’t agree and brought it to her attention.
The popular author, who often faces abuse from ‘haters’, then took to Facebook to urge her followers to stop sending her screen shots of the post.
‘I’m sitting on the floor in my room trying to talk myself out of a major panic attack,’ Hall wrote in a post that has since been deleted.
‘So I’m asking you to please not send them to me, I don’t need to know about it, it hurts me more than you think.’
Hall asked her Facebook followers not to send her screen shots of Shearon’s blog post. That led many of her fans to begin trolling and abusing Shearon because of her views
Shearon (left) said she stood on the beach on the verge of a breakdown after the trolls attacked her, while Hall (right) earlier said the initial blog post had left her on the floor of her room nearing a panic attack
While Hall initially said she’d ‘decided not to reveal’ Shearon’s name, she later did.
And that’s when the war really kicked off.
As Hall sat reeling from the post, her followers took the fight to Shearon, hundreds of them trolling and abusing her in any way possible.
‘They came in their hundreds, abusing and insulting and hell-bent on destroying,’ she wrote on Facebook on Monday after the attacks had died down.
As with any prominent online blogger, Shearon said she was used to and prepared for the occasional backlash.
However she said the tirade of abuse she endured on the weekend gave her nightmares and left her panicked, and on the verge of a break down.
‘They came in their hundreds, abusing and insulting and hell-bent on destroying,’ Ms Shearon said about the tirade of abuse that came her way from Hall’s followers
‘I’m not this person, see. I hate conflict and confrontation. I hate upsetting people – hate hate hate it. I tried to see if from Constance Hall’s point of view,’ she wrote.
‘(But) that’s why we write – to engage others. Disagreement is a part of that. Personal attacks aren’t.
‘As I said in my post, I’ve put myself out there, so I should expect a certain amount of constructive criticism. So should she (Hall).’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Constance Hall for comment.
According to Shearon, people who blog online should accept an amount of criticism