Mom bloggers are constantly getting treated like online royalty from receiving free products for review, getting exclusive discounts and giveaway opportunities and even being flown all over the country for corporate trips. What is the best perk you've ever received as a mom blogger?
What about perks that are not perks? Have you ever said "no thank you" to something bc it was just not a perk to you?
For example, I was offered a 3 month membership to an on-line video game for kids if I blogged about the video game. Thanks but no thanks - I don't need my kids playing something which - if they like - I will have to buy membership to in 3 months.
Oreck wanted to send me an upright vacuum and three swabbing kits so I could test my home before and after, send the kits to the lab, and write about it. After sending the vacuum back.
At Xmas, a battery company sent five toys and a boat load of batteries from their brand plus two competitors. They wanted me to test each brand in each toy for five hours and see which performed better. Five toys, three sets of batteries, five hours... I gave the toys to a shelter.
I think what a lot of Mom bloggers want to know is HOW did you get the perks? I was contacted by Mom Central about a month ago asking if I wanted to go to Disney on Ice and give away tickets on my blog. I have no idea how they got my name because I wasn't even a member of their site. And then last week Food Network emailed me and asked me if I would be interested in taking part in a telephone press conference with a FN host about an upcoming series. How did THEY get my name? I have no idea. It would be really great to know what I did to get their attention!
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