Thursday, June 10, 2010

emailing it in: it works for the bloggess

So I got an email with this in the subject line:
hey there, nice blog =).
And you can imagine how excited I was. Or wasn't.

Hi there blogger!

Just visited your "the dayton time" blog and I was super impressed by its design and content. We just opened up our site ????ville for beta testing. It's a place for people to have discussions, share tips, and ask questions about fashion. Currently, memberships are by invitation only and I would love to have you on it! Use this invitation link to sign up if you're interested: http://blahblahblah... (totally not sending you there, btw).

And we would love to hear your feedback.

Ciao!
- Chelsea M.


Fashion? Really? So I emailed her back:


Hi there PR girl!

I am pretty sure you didn't actually take much of a look around my blog or you would have noticed that I don't ever, ever, ever talk about fashion. In fact, at this very minute I'm wearing a pair of slightly cut-off cargo pants covered in random bits of schmuckus from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, the bread I baked this morning, ice cream, and the dust from the cracked corn I fed my chickens. Also, I am wearing a men's zip-front hooded sweatshirt that is completely the wrong size, and I think I showered two days ago, but I can't be sure.  Also?  Completely nappy hair.

I'm super flattered that you're super impressed by my design (which I got for free from Blogger, minus the header, which I made all! by! myself!!!) and content (which I did make all by myself, for realz).

If you're ever marketing a product or website that is actually relevant to me and my readers, be sure to let me know.

Best,
Pamela

4 comments:

  1. I got the same email! I too have openly admitted to knowing zero about fashion. If I could wear the same clothes everyday without people shaming me I totally would.

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  2. i'm working (kinda ... if you can't tell) ...
    and i'm pretty sure i didn't shower today. but i can't remember.
    who knows. at least they used the name of your blog!

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  3. I just had a company that I did a review for recently (I couldn't pass up trying anything I wanted for $35) send me the exact same form email the other day. Clearly, they don't track which bloggers review for them and just want to create links for their website. Oh, well.

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talk to me, people. because you know i get all giddy when you do.