Why it is GREAT to be a Blogger...
It is not all the overtures for sex. Not many of you contact me for that. :( There haven't yet been any marriage proposals from billionaire oil execs that want to lavish me in a nice lifestyle. That is only a pipe dream. ;)
My inbox really only gets filled up by people wanting me to push a political issue, a gay man's health issue, a movie or a musical artist. I do get wonderful music cd's sent to my house like Patty Griffin's breathtaking "Children Running Through" album. I will not be surprised if that album wins a Grammy award because it is THAT good. I once got an offer for an expense-free bed and breakfast weekend in Province Town, but I haven't taken them up on it yet because it involves putting a banner ad on my blog.
Just yesterday, I got an email from Cajun Grocer asking if I would be interested in trying out a free Turducken and writing a review about it on my blog. They are marketing to Cajun bloggers to help get the word out about their fabulous cajun food products. If I accept this food, gorge on it, and write a fabulous review... does this make me a sellout?
With all these marketing pushes to my blog celebrity self, I even dreamed last night that Pokey Chatman sent me something in the mail! In my dream, Pokey sent me a CD where she sings about her struggles and her perseverance. I was happy to hear she is doing well. :) I WAS surprised that Pokey has a great singing voice! WOW. Who would have thought that?
It has me thinking of you other bloggers. I am quite convinced free lube and fleshlights are delivered every week to Durban Bud. I can just tell from his writing style lately. Hell, JIMBO probably gets free beard trimmers and Spice Girl memorabilia. I wouldn't be surprised if Adam's tech-friendly blog gets him free games, consoles and movies. Hmm... didn't Adam just get a new P3? That bitch, Brushstrokes, probably gets free designer curtains to hawk! What are you other bloggers getting?!
Bloggers are uber cool. We are so cool in fact that everyone is marketing to us to spread the news of all that is great to the masses. Life is sweet. ;) Now, if I can only get American Express as a sponsor, an airline, and maybe a cruise ship company, then I'll be set!