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?
Great perks! I have not got any and probably won't as I don't do reviews for free items I receive ... don't receive any! But I so enjoy listening in on all these chats and learning about an industry I really wasn't aware of! I think I need a tutor or mentor o some sort so I can stick around for awhile! :)
Being a new blogger, the perks I have recieved so far are definately no corporate sponsored. However, valuable to me. The best perk so far is the time I get to spend on me, doing something that I love... writing. Any other perks will be a bonus.
My best so far has been a trip to EA and Maxis in San Francisco with my son. We got to preview new games, tour their offices and campus, etc. It was very cool! The same PR company invited us on another trip to CA, but we already had plans and had to turn this one down - I'm hoping there will be more in the future!
iPhone easily saves me time because I am able to multi-task with it so easily. While a passenger in the car I can check emails, reply, stay up on tweets and FB. I can search for info, get directions without stopping etc. I can also do all of that stuff while waiting at DR's office, for meetings, in long lines, etc.
I've said no thank you to a few different things. If it isn't a fit for me or my family I just thank them for the offer but tell them why I am turning it down. If it is a PR firm I make sure to tell them to let me know if they have other companies they represent in the future also.
PR reps are wandering around the blogosphere to start with. The more I have done this the more offers I have gotten - it just took time to build up. I only started in June of 08 but I have a steady inflow of offers these days. Granted I am not going on tons of big trips or getting big major $$ items to review (yet), but I think it's all a process.
Oh Lord, I'm going to sound so cheesy so forgive me, but the greatest perk I have had is being able to get all my thoughts and emotions out with NO interruptions, NO backtalk, NO judgement, NO crying (well, maybe a little crying lol). It's amazingly cathartic. HOWEVER, I am brand new to blogging, so I probably won't be saying this after I get actual perks. lol
I've received several from a printing company for hosting their giveaways. I have mentioned receiving free stuff from them in my blog but not as a blanket statement every time. Guess now I'll make sure to... Any suggestions
I am really new to this too! But I love all the new friends I am making! I know someone said they are into cloth diapering and all natural parenting! I think that is becoming a huge topic. I like to blog about going green too. Its not what my whole blog is about but I have going green tuesdays!