Recently, MW readers pointed out that the Pioneer Woman has her very own Facebook sentry and stalwart supporter, one Linda Tessem. Post a question on PW’s Facebook page, within moments Linda not only provides THE answer but appropriate links. Imagine if you will, a Sears online pop-up asking “may I help you?” Well, there you have it, that’s Linda. The self-proclaimed Pioneer Woman expert is a walking, talking Britannica of Ree. Have a question about the Pioneer Woman’s favorite color, one of her kids or Ree’s top secret building project, never fear Linda’s here. And don’t even ask what happens if you mildly critique or question the Almighty Ree. Suffice it to say, don’t mess with Linda.
Since Warden Linda has sparked so much conversation on our site, we decided to do a little research to see what, if anything, we could learn about a gal who’s devoted her waking hours to upholding Pioneer Woman propaganda. More importantly inquiring minds want to know what motivates her rabid obsession with an Internet persona. We discovered Linda has her own FB page but not one that’s regularly maintained. Understandable, given the obscene amount of time the Warden spends on the Pioneer Woman’s. Why bother with nettlesome FB updates when you can help promote someone else’s brand…apparently for free.
The same holds true for Linda’s Twitter account @lindatessem which she opened in 2009. To date, she’s tweeted a total of 20 times with the last one in April 2012. A number of direct tweets to the Pioneer Woman had no responses from Ree. Why are we not surprised? That didn’t stop the Warden from correcting her idol though:
@thepioneerwoman Did you know the printable recipe for the Tuscan Soup is titled Tucan Soup?
— Linda Tessem (@LindaTessem) January 4, 2012
Bloggers beware too. If you maintain a site that posts inaccuracies about the Pioneer Woman, her books, family, etc., Warden Linda will let you know:
1. Linda Tessem says:
March 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm
Actually, the cake that was shown in the photograph is not a German Chocolate Cake, but is “Billie’s Italian Cream Cake”. I too, got an advance copy of the book – just because! It’s wonderful!!!
According to Google, Linda hails from Seattle, but currently resides in Stanton, WA where she’s married to one very, handsome Lorin. In the short window when she’s not guarding the tone of things on Ree’s FB or someone else’s blog, the Tessems are independent consultants for what appears to be an MLM venture called Thrive.com. Thrive caters to disaster prone areas selling food storage and emergency preparedness. You can read more on Linda’s LinkedIn page about this great work-from-home opportunity. Not to worry though, Warden Linda’s full-time position defending the Pioneer Woman won’t be affected.
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