We got an email from a blogger ranting about the “helpful,” “business” email newsletters she’d been receiving from a certain “by mom bloggers, for mom bloggers” group (who won’t be named. Respect Bloggers does not aim to be mean or cruel at any time… even to clueless brands/agencies) that really offended her. So, she took on an anonymous pen name and let us share her rant.
It felt just like something we’ve thought a million times before, too.
Time to be honest here.
I find the XXXXXX emails to be of very little value. Take this one, for instance. It’s clearly an ad cleverly pawned off as a “helpful email.” What, exactly, am I supposed to do with this information to further the content development on my site? How is it supposed to further the opportunity I have to engage brands – the only reason I subscribed to your emails in the first place?
I am tired of moms that blog to not be treated as true professionals. I have rec’d several emails lately about Twitter parties that may earn me the “chance” to win something. These sort of “opportunities” do nothing good to build cred for bloggers.
This has been a disappointing experience and feel it’s time I share my feedback. I don’t rarely vent my feelings in such a negative manner, but I feel I need to speak up here and provide some feedback. Perhaps I’m not a good fit for your “company” since I believe in fair pay and worthwhile opportunities.
- Zomblogger (Your favorite zombie-mom blogger)