Very recently there has been a blog post that has got people bloggers all up in arms – all about whether bloggers have babies just to get freebies. I’m not going to link as we don’t want HIM to get the traffic do we? (Just search on twitter instead).
Anyyyyyway…. It got me to thinking, do bloggers move house just to get freebies?
I mean, I see LOTS of blogs reviewing homewares, some of them very expensive ones at that.
Before they even move (like about 64 times in the last 3 years like that Rachel over at Parenthood Highs and Lows) they must think, “Ooh I need to email this brand, and this brand, AND this one! Tell them I’m moving, give them my new address, and they might send me STUFF!”.
When we moved last year, the first brand I emailed was Wickes, hoping they might send me a paint tray and some brushes, and some paint, and some wallpaper… No such luck.
Next up was ALL of the carpet shops as we needed the whole of the upstairs doing, and the lounge, and maybe the garden too, and as it cost us the price of the van to move all our stuff, we couldn’t afford it. But no such luck.
We had to pay for them ourselves in the end. With real money. Couldn’t even get away with using the kids play money. That we bought with real money.
I’m such a failure at this blogging shizz, it seems. NO freebies when we moved. Zero. Zilch. Can you believe it?!
But then, is anything we review ever completely free? No, I don’t think it is.
This post might contain fibs.
This post might be tongue in cheek, so you know, pinch of salt. 😉