Mar 27, 2010

That just.....Well....It doesn't work for me

I'm about to get real.
and that's REAL, my friends

Remember when I told you that I started blogging with the every intention of ....
Well, I didn't have any intentions and I don't think I told anyone.

Just go with me, ok?
To be honest, I started blogging because all the COOL KIDS were doing it.
I'm not kidding.
I remember searching for something one day and landing on a blog.
It was Rocks in My Dryer to be exact.
(back when she did those Works for me Wednesday posts)
Anyway, I started reading and clicking and one thing led to another and then
I had a blog.
I was a copycat but not really.

What did I blog about?

There were no reviews, no giveaways, no "fluff".

There were also no readers.
There were no comments.
I didn't have statcounter or get clicky.
Google Ana---WHAT?

I would soon discover other blogs.
Folks would link to me. I would link to them.
I was diggin' this whole blogging thing.
I left the blah blah bland blogger template behind and got me a real SPIFFY LOOKIN' one.

Pumped out more content.
Ya know, something other than : "Here's your blog post for the day. Y'all come back now, ya hear?"
People were coming back.
Some of them actually liked me too.

I had STATS, YO.

Visited a few new blogs and THAT'S WHEN IT HAPPENED . . . .
The "I want that too." stage.
The "How the heck do I get THAT?" moment.
The "You got $20 just for posting about car oil?" stage.

AKA: The day mommy got all greedy.


connor money
 I could make money and receive STUFF just for blogging about it? SIGN ME UP!

Yep, that's when it started.
My Daddy said that quitters NEVER win and winners NEVER quit.


Still with me?
All that up there...
Well, that was "fluff" aka my post before the post.
Here's the real reason for this post.
I keep getting these "pitches" in my email box. These pitches are from some pretty BIG & Popular PR firms too.
They keep telling me the same thing.
"Blog about THIS with THESE links and if you do THIS then you will be entered into a big drawing for THIS HERE gift card."

Let me get this straight.
You want me to blog and link and blog some more about your client's product.
Then you will give me a CHANCE to be compensated.
Your way of saying "Thanks Chump", right?



That's not gonna work for me.
You see, I know you are getting a pretty penny to push this product.
I want a piece of that pie too!
I blame blogging for making me greedy.
Heck, I don't even need money (although it's preferred).
I would be happy if you tossed me a package of hot dogs or a coupon.
I would.
It would also be nice for you to JUST BE HONEST with us.
Tell us...
"Hey, I was paid a good bit of money to pump out publicity for this BIG DEAL client. I don't want to sound greedy or anything but...I kind of want to keep all of this money for myself and my employees. In order to do that, I just used a teeny tiny portion of that money to buy a gift card. Now since I'm trying NOT to spend alot of this money, I only bought one gift card for all 2000 of you. Just pump out some content and I will toss your name into the hat for a CHANCE to win."
Just be Honest!
Of course, I'm still NOT going to post for you but I will give you props for the honesty.




Unknown on March 25, 2010 at 10:08 PM said...

I was just like you when I started out and I'm still trying to get the swing of things but I do believe I've gotten better. I also would not do it lol. Are they crazy? What are the chances of winning? One in a million.

Kristina on March 27, 2010 at 5:31 PM said...

I came to your blog looking for a laugh and as usual, I got one! Thanks Linda!

skyM on March 27, 2010 at 6:29 PM said...

I love your blog, it's nutty (like you) with a hint of fruity (like you) and definitely oh so yummy (yeah, like you)

Be greedy baby, it's the 21st Century Welcome!!

Hope this helps build your retirement fund lol cause you now when WE retire SSI will be null and void :D

Celeste on March 27, 2010 at 6:31 PM said...

Actually, when I started my blog -- I had absolutely no intentions of it becoming another "giveaway blog." Well, look what happened. Ha! People just started emailing me, wanting me to host giveaways for them - and I just couldn't say no ... I have a problem saying no to people.

But, I'm ok with my blog being how it is. I never really get any of those bogus pitches from big companies - at least, so far.

Also, I don't receive any $ from my blog. Not a cent. never have.

so, should I be asking for it? LOL

Mommafo on March 27, 2010 at 6:42 PM said...

BFF forever!

Crafts And Activities For Kids on March 27, 2010 at 10:22 PM said...

You crack me up girl! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I started blogging with the sole intentions of being a super famous blogger who gets free trips and all that jazz!


Doesnt seem to be working out so well! LOL

Amy Clary on March 29, 2010 at 1:28 PM said...

totally, whole heartedly agree. well said. :)

Kimi on March 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM said...

Seriously... I blame blogging for the greed as well. Cause Momma needs a new dress and some free cosmetics :)

MommaD on March 29, 2010 at 2:50 PM said...

Oh, and I love when you do a review, they don't offer a giveaway and then send you press releases they would like featured every couple of days for about a year....ummm no?


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