I get quite a few mails from various bods around the place looking for links or ‘a mention’ or whatever on this site.
99% of them go straight in the bin, along with the bills and other crap.
I got another one yesterday, which I actually read because it stated [and I quote] “A fellow blogger has pointed me in your direction at my own peril!”. A fellow blogger? Hmm. The “at my own peril” bit intrigued me. I seem to have a bit of a reputation, so this was obviously personalised.
I shelved the mail, because I was very busy putting pretty little pictures all over my comments.
Then my Google Reader lit up with a post by Sabrina. Hah! She had been targeted by the same crowd. She obviously isn’t such a kind and gentle soul as me, because she got annoyed and said so. In fact she was so pissed off, she wrote another post shortly after. Sabrina goes up in my steam. She is clearly even crankier than I am, and that is some achievement.
In fairness, I got a mail shortly after from the original crowd, apologising and saying they hoped I wasn’t annoyed [too fucking late!].
The odd time I do mention a product, if I happen to like it.
I think I may have mentioned Guinness once or twice in the past.
I have written about Cully and Sully and their pies.
I have written about Elie’s Freehand Pipes.
None of these has asked me to write about them. I wrote about them because they produce things that I like.
If you want me to endorse your products then that is fine. Just write to me.
I only charge €100 per word and I guarantee to write at least 500 words, though I can’t guarantee that they will be favourable.
I will, of course, ask for [and expect] a lifetimes supply of your product [or the equivalent in cash if it is tampons or something like that].
Otherwise, you can fuck off.
Or I’ll set Sabrina on you.