Monday, July 20, 2009

What a joke....

Really... Are you serious? "PR Blackout?" This is MomDot's way of getting traffic to their site?? Hey, not all attention is GOOD attention, not all publicity is GOOD publicity... all this negative attention is going to take its toll. You're overwhelmed with reviews you say? Hey guess what! You don't have to accept all of them when offered!! OHMIGOSH.... what an idea!!!

Seriously though, be real. MomDot has obviously taken on more than it can handle and its way of dealing with that is passing the blame onto PR for putting too much on their plate. I'm sorry, but there's never a gun to your head saying that you have to accept all the reviews and giveaways that have been offered to host.

Lord knows I don't, and I wont name names, but there are plenty of reviews that have been offered to me that I've passed by because, to be honest with you, I didn't think that they fit the site or it wasn't something that I could use or needed in my life. This is where really standing behind the product you're reviewing comes into play, I'm a real person and I won't review something that isn't appropriate for me to review. I'm not dealing with urinary incontinence, so why would I review a product tailored for that... pass it on... (not that I've ever been offered that!)

I'm sorry, but I love the PR people that I've worked with/will continue to work with and blacking them out of my life for a week isn't my way of saying "thank you for standing behind me and what I do at A Couch With A View." Instead of loading the site with reviews and paid posts, I try and keep a healthy balance instead of jamming one week full of everything you could ever want to know about me... that's not balanced.

So, with all that said.... PR Blackout is a joke. PR Blackout is no way to say thank you. And PR Blackout is no way to keep a balance on your site year round... not just replacing sponsored posts for one week.


Jackie July 20, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

Awesome post Casey, I couldn't agree more!

kado! July 21, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

crazy....You do a great job of keeping up with must be Very organised! I enjoy your site!

Mom Union July 21, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

I would pass on the urinary incontinence, too. (hee hee) I know you didn't really get an offer for it, but the demo would be interesting. I wonder how they handle Viagra demos. hmm.

Kristin July 22, 2009 at 2:59 AM  

Heather they nicely whack it off..didn't you know?

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