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. 😀
For more information, please refer to my Blog Policy.