Weekends are supposed to be when everything is ‘nice’. Less demands, less stress, less… I wish someone would tell that to my Saturday. After blogging that I’m stepping away from selling my blog short with sponsored public relations posts I received an email from a PR writer that was rude, unprofessional and downright immature. The person was annoyed that I had firmly stated her post would be disclosed clearly as ‘sponsored’ on publishing. I was also brave enough to require pre-payment of fees before the post published. Regardless of my reasons it’s never been an issue in the past, until now. This is what was emailed to me and left me several moments stunned.
I’m going to be completely honest with you, you seem like a complete nightmare to deal with!! Pre-Payment, mentioning disclosure in your first reply… as the worst PM Australia has ever seen (Kevin Rudd) would say “fair shake of the sauce bottle!!”
Deadset what is the go with you mummy bloggers?? Disclosures and being downright rude to anyone who actually wants to do business with you?? Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!!! I’m sure your readers won’t give a monkeys if you haven’t disclosed a post as “sponsored” just so you can make a bit of extra cash!!!!
Thank you ‘Sarah R’ for your warm and friendly email. My reply to Sarah was to curtly tell her to have no further contact. Oh there was a lot more words I felt like replying with but I’m a grown up! I wish her all the best in finding other platforms to let off steam but she won’t be doing it here on TBP.
Moving on from that event I again have a serious issue with my RSS subscriber feed and no manner of repair has brought it back from the valley of the shadow of death. I’ve now lost another 60 subscribers and the feed and so I’ve jumped ship. I’m dumping feed burner and I’ve gone to FEEDBLITZ After reading several sites it appears a lot of people are having similar issues.
I can’t bribe you although I could try emailing you a yummy chocolate. I’ve lost everyone so if you were a subscriber and you’re not wiping your brow and jumping around excitedly that you were able to escape then please go to the RSS image in the top right corner, press it and subscribe. It looks like this and you can even press this image because I’m so clever I’ve linked it.
Thanks for all your support both here on TBP and with your great support comment on Facebook about the email above. You do give a ‘monkeys’ because you are not morons and I’m feeling really glad that I stood my ground. Okay warm fuzzies and waffling is now over. Did I mention how awesome you all are? I did? Oh okay!