Why Me? Why Us?

I am going to let you all in on a little secret…. PR and Marketing firms totally whore out fashion blogs. Which takes a lot of fun out of blogging and reading blogs. When I go to some of my fav. fashion blogs and see them writing about a product or service, I feel cheap knowing that same information was sent to me saying it was “perfect” for my blog.

Nothing is more insulting to me than companies with money that try to pimp their goods through innocent people that blog because its their passion. Most bloggers (me included) don’t rake in big dollars by blogging. I might get a check for $4 every six months and it doesn’t bother me because I have a day job and express my love for fashion because I love it.

So when I get the press releases I typically hit delete. However lately they have just been funny. Like the ghetto ankle cell phone holster. How can I not tell the world about that. Its frickin comical as hell. So today I get another release that is equally ghett0. Check it out…

Andre’s Box features the fabulous fashion stylist Andre J as he lets you in on his latest fashion obsession. Each episode showcases Andre’s most recent unique find in luxury lifestyle fashion. From chic innovative gloves to sexy slenderizing pants, Andre always introduces something fabulous.

And in the comments section (this is for you fellow bloggers) tell me your thoughts on the herd of non personal and ridiculous press releases that you receive.

4 thoughts on “Why Me? Why Us?”

  1. That’s what I love about fashion blogs and thisnext.com. I hope I’m not naive in thinking all the cool stuff I read about and find are a marketing ploy.

    I know my friend’s blog has been petitioned, but I think mine is still a baby. I’m actually hoping more people love the stuff I find and recommend.

  2. You know…I make no money either. Not none. I thought about and done all of the ads and stuff, applied to the blog networks but at the end if your traffic ain’t high you ain’t getting paid. So I just blog for passion of fashion and mascara. And I feel alot better and write alot better. as for marketing I just started getting PR firms contacting me. Before I wasn’t getting nothing! And that was okay:) But I don’t blog about stuff I haven’t tried. So sending me a press release can be very useless @ Rural G!

  3. I agree Rural G… I dont mind trying new products from Marketing and PR folks as long as I can try it out and actually tell my readers something truthful! Which I have done and will continue to do.

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