Firstly, no, I’m not sure if commerciality is a word. There’s a red squiggly line under it, so I’m guessing not. Which basically means I just coined a word. Go me!
Secondly, during the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day I was wondering about the commercial vibe of this blog. I saw the Mother’s Day guides and thought that most of the things in them were boring. I’m not anti doing paid work on this blog, but most of the pitches I’ve gotten are a bit boring, to be honest. I also wonder how commercial I am in my life. I don’t really go shopping. I don’t really like shopping. I mean, I buy groceries, because food is good, but I try to do it as locally and independently as possible. I op shop. I only have a shopping problem when I walk past (haha, walk IN, I can’t walk past) a Typo store.
Thirdly, marketing confuses me sometimes. Like this:
Why? What does it mean? Is it meant to make me feel exclusive? Does whoever thought of this realise that basically anyone can walk into Coles to buy this and therefore it’s no more exclusive than a roll a paper towels or an apple?
Having said that, they are really delicious and I will totally buy them again and think my husband is awesome for finding them on the shelf and suggesting that I would like them. Which I do. So much that I didn’t let him try any … muhahaha.
See, the commercial world is confusing. And these are my genuine thoughts. And these are the type of genuine thoughts that are probably inappropriate to express in paid or gifted work on a blog. Is there a need for a sarcastic review site? I reckon I could do that!
I’m not saying I’m not doing paid posts on my blog ever again. I guess I just have a lot of interests and like lots of things but at the same time not much that comes across my inbox gives me the tingles to write about.
How do you choose your paid blogging work? Do you “get” exclusives in chain supermarkets? Does marketing annoy you sometimes too?