I have a question for ya.
A couple of questions actually.
I have noticed a phenomena going on lately in the blogosphere.
I was wondering if you have been having this happen to you too.
I have been getting personal emails from random people, gushing over how much they
"love my blog" and within the gushing part... there is an advertisement to invite my readers and myself to visit their site. (Which, of course, I do not.)
Last week, I was hit up from a Children's Furniture company to allow them to guest post on my blog once a week. They got all bent outta shape when I emailed them back and asked what sort of compensation plan they offer. I laughed out loud!
They came back with...
"Well... we could give you $25 in your Pay Pal account initially"
I said... "$25 a week?" Sure! I'll let you guest post... just email me the post and I'll post it like clock work..."
They came back with... "Uh... no... just $25... one time."
DOES IT ACTUALLY SAY "Stupid" on my forhead?
I am happy that I am getting recognized for my blog... but some of these places are really kinda sleazy in their ways.
Am I supposed to just say yes to everything?
I am soooo not that type of person!
I am a super cynic!
Skeptical is my middle name!
I was asked to do the Fishful Thinking deal a while back, and had a real interview and everything... I was so happy and excited... They were the real deal... and I wasn't even upset when they called me back to let me know I wouldn't be one of the Faculty members because my kids ages didn't hit enough of the demographics needed... BUT THEY WERE SOOOO FANTASTIC!!! Those Fishful people they DID choose, would have been my choices too!
I LOVED talking to Kelly Buchanon and we are even friends on Facebook now!
Fishful was actually OFFERING me something... where as the others seem to use fake flattery to get their foot in my door!
I got news for the sleazoids... my door revolves!!!
Do you have the same things going on in your inboxes?
I mean, I like that they read me... but I really hate getting a compliment just so they can try and sell me something... know what I mean?
Love me, or don't love me... those are the only two choices... but don't love me because you feel like you can get something for yourself out of it... ya know?
Do tell... please...