They say it better than I do
July 31, 2007
When I was at the conference I was walking by all the sponsor tables, “shopping” for gifts to take home to my children. My children have never had so much with pedometers. Or me either… go run around the house ten times and then come back in and I will tell you how many steps you ran. It is a win win situation for all of us.
I stopped at one table and they had a pile of t-shirts. I asked if I could have one.
“Are you going to write a positive blog post about our product and tell people how much you really like it?”
“Uh, no I am not.”
“Then you can’t have a t-shirt.” he answered.
“I no longer want one.” I replied.
Well alrighty then. I don’t want one. Nor do I have any interest at all in your product.
My 6 and 8 yr olds are wearing their find.com tshirts right now. They gave me three of them. Not only will I be more likely to use their website, but what about all the people who see the shirt when my children are running around the world like wild heathens. Hmmm, probably good that I left out the wild heathen part.
But I am willing to bet that there were people who took the t-shirts and will blog about this company positively. My kingdom for a $5 t-shirt.
Liz brilliantly talks about PR people and how clueless they can be in dealing with bloggers.
And guess what? I got an email from Pay Per Post this morning telling me how to monetize, or is that monotonize, my blog. I am not sure if it makes it better or worse that they got my name right. I guess they didn’t get the memo that I spoke about them during my panel.
And Mir takes it a step further and holds nothing back. And she is right when she says if no one worked for these slave wages they would have to up their pay scale.
The point in all of this? Value yourself. Value your work. Demand to be paid a reasonable wage. You are worth it.
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