This is in relation to the competition in the “racket” of inviting bloggers in media events.
So you think that the bloggers-attendees only get free food which some self-proclaimed media event organizers bring home by “truck” leaving other people who attended the events hungry?
Some get paid. Some denied they get a single cent but they won’t tell you that they get other compensation in the form of credentials to attend media gathering. Some get priorities to freebies. What is amusing is that these critics of poverty bloggers were observed to bring members of the family to these events so they can get more freebies. If they can only convince the sponsors that their dogs are also bloggers, they could have done it. Patay gutom din?
And I thought the freebies are barya-barya. I was Wrong.
According to my source, when there are only a few bloggers who go to event, the gift check amounts as much as 5,000 per blogger. O diva, pag kasama mo ang katulong mo na inintroduce mong blogger din, may 10,000 ka. If you attended two in a month, that is 20,000.
The corporations sponsoring events want more bloggers. The marketing people of the corporations think that even without them blogging after the event, they can promote the product by word of mouth.
So the more bloggers there are, the better.
But the anti-poverty and media events groupies did not want this to happen. Their freebies are reduced and they find themselves in the company of what they call PATAY GUTOM BLOGGERS.
I am reminded of some partygoers from hell who cart the extra food home even other attendees are still hungry.
We, bloggers in the United States do not know about this “racket”. And I personally do not care. Sa hirap ng buhay, whatever freebies that people get should be appreciated for others. But to call them PATAY GUTOM, that is something else and blogging it in the guise of advise from a marketing expert is I found a little unethical.
I do not know elitist bloggers are fond of critizing bloggers on their economic status.
I admit, even without forensic evidence, that I say something about the size of the brain of my adversaries instead of calling them bobo but not patay gutom. Iba yon. Mine is a challenge for reasoning ability; the latter was looking down on people who are not a level of the economic status of the labeler.
Will someone educate me why we still have bigots among us?After the media events, more freebies were received by some high profile bloggers. They were dined, wined and given free trips, again for endorsements. Positive of course because, how can they bite the hands that feed them? Same faces appeared in the photoops. They were proud of it. I did not care as long as they will put a disclaimer that it was a sponsored trip, free hotel voucher and free meals.
Now comes the business-minded PR firm. Why not make money from out of these practices which to some credible food blogger such as MarketManila considered a violation of ethics in journalism and food journalism ?
Basically, what these policies espouse is that journalists, including food writers, SHOULD NOT ACCEPT FREEBIES.
To the PR firm, this was a business opportunity- an extortion business.
What's new? There were one-man PR firms who made thousands last Election by extolling virtues of candidates who engaged their services. by blogging passionately about them using their multiple websites.
Kulang na lang lagyan nila ng pakpak at ng halo ang mga candidates para manalo. Aawayin ka pa pagnagsalungat ka.
Can you guess now who created this monster Big Bad Blogger. Ang nakahula may price na libreng meal. My treat. Sagot ninyo ang pamasahe dito sa States. ahahahaha
Who said there is no money in blogging? You've been under the rock for years, dahleengs.