Monday, 11 February 2013
Now I don't know about you, but I am getting pretty sick of emails offering me the "WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY" to write a blog post for a company, with about thirty million links included for the CHANCE to win a prize.
To me this just reeks of advertising, and not only that but free advertising at that. Now I know that there are bloggers out there that get involved in things like this, and I am not here to judge you for it. (I will a little bit, but hey, that's just me, I'm a bitch)
BUT, it isn't for me and I get mortally offended each time one of these emails hits my inbox with all the subtlety of a Katie Price wedding dress.
But I am starting to fight back, I've decided that what I am going to do is compile a list of all these companies that want to put links on my blog for free (and then just try to sweeten the deal by DANGLING the chance to win products in front of me, like I am some sort of donkey-quiet you) and when I have enough of them, I am going to send them THIS email.
DEAR Company (They call me blogger, I will extend them the same courtesy)
I have an exciting opportunity for you, don't thank me yet, but you will, yes you will. Here at Big Fashionista we like to recognise companies such as yours (and try to screw every last bit of publicity out of them.) so I am offering you this ONCE IN A LIFETIME (or until the next time I want some free publicity) opportunity to work with me with absolutely NO BENEFIT to yourself whatsoever.
What I would LOVE for you to do is, use your hard-earned time to write an article about just how AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL I am, therefore sending shit-loads of traffic to my site, increasing my chance to charge for advertising, and get YOUR readers to discover just how super I really am and spend all their money with me.
And what, I hear you ask, is in this for you? Um, well I hadn't really thought about that. (Looks around desk for a voucher just laying around) Well I am giving you and a hundred other companies who will write about how great I am, the chance of winning some STUFF!!!!
I know, I know, I am just TOO good to you. I will also repost the WINNING post onto my blog, and expect you to retweet the SHIT out of it, therefore driving even MORE traffic to my site.
If you would LOVE to enter my competition, then please reply to my email and remember companies, this is a WIN, WIN situation.
Obviously, I win, and um........... did I mention there is a chance to win free stuff?
Big Fashionista x x x
What do you think? Anyone else fed up of being treated like this? Do those emails make you feel as if you are being taken advantage of, or do you like to enter these competitions, free links and all?
Let me know
Big Fashionista x x x