I was having one of those days and minor things pissed me off for no reason. I guess I was irritable that day but this one e-mail I received from a company I was working with, rubbed me the wrong way.
I’m not badly talking about the company, but sometimes I need to blog about the other side of the things. Don’t you think? I want my readers to know that I speak the truth, rather than pretending everything is gravy. I felt like the public relations company I’m talking about, took a little dig at me. But in reality, they were just following protocol and speaking in general terms. Like I said, it was one of those days where I was irritable.
I’ve had some great experiences with this PR company, as I’ve already reviewed a few EOS lip balms and hand cream in the past, and was looking forward to working with them again. The primary contact person I was e-mailing at the beginning passed me onto their colleague who kept giving me the run-around. To make a semi-already-long-story, not so long the convo’s between us took about 3 months to get anywhere else.
In July it was mentioned that I could get more EOS products to review on my blog in the upcoming months. I only bug the companies that I really want to work with, so I didn’t want to let this one go.
I followed up with the PR rep for EOS and asked if things were moving forward, and when. I’d like to be in the know-how of things, so I can stay organized and write down my to-do’s for blogging. Right?
They e-mailed back and said:
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I got a little annoyed seeing that they only send product to approved beauty bloggers for trial and review. At first I thought, what the heck does approved beauty bloggers even mean? Who made up this title? But now that I take a step back, I know that PR companies can’t just send to everyone. They have their own specific bloggers that their company has approved. Makes sense. But in a way I couldn’t help but be annoyed at my time being wasted. From all those e-mails that went back and forth for a few months.Plus. I can’t review high res images…
Â You guys already know I blog about Fossil things, and that’s for free. I have no problem doing that. I don’t want to sound like a greedy blogger, who only blogs for free stuff. I hope it makes a bit of sense at least. But I wanted to share my experience, to keep things real.