Blog Policy Update

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Hello! Just a quick update on my blog policy. Please bear with me for a bit. And don’t bother with the photo, it does not have anything to do with the topic. LOL. 

As you may have noticed, I have been invited to events several times already. I go to events for  one major reason: Networking – attending events is a good way to meet and mingle with new people — bloggers, media and PR representatives. It puts a face to the email address/social media handle. It is also the best opportunity to catch up with blogger and PR friends. The free food and loot bags are just bonuses. 

YES, I don’t go to events to eat free food because I can afford to buy food, thank you very much. And don’t tell me that I won’t get loot bags if I don’t attend your event because, uhm… so what?

Whew! sorry about that … moving on. 

Based on past experiences, I have decided that I will no longer write blog posts on events. Before I become a blogging pariah, please let me explain:

  • Events are fun. Whether it is a grand opening of a restaurant, launch of a new menu or a new product, one should expect that there will be a lot of things happening all at once.
  • More often than not, the person who sent the invite would be too busy with VIP guests and media to mingle (and I understand that, somehow.)
  • Services during events are “abnormal”. This is true especially for restaurant openings or menu tasting, therefore, it is not an experience that a regular customer would get.

For reviews, I would rather go on a separate date where I can be treated like a regular customer. This, I believe, will give a more genuine feedback on the service or product.

However, whenever possible, I will be posting live updates during events because I am hooked on social media like that. πŸ˜€

For more information, please refer to my Blog Policy.

Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

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2 Comments

  • ArenceJean

    Nice one Sheila!:)

    June 18, 2015 at 8:16 AM Reply
    • A B & Me

      Thanks for dropping by Arence!

      June 18, 2015 at 9:04 AM Reply

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