I am now totally paranoid. I get lots of emails from PR and marketing folks wanting me to review stuff on my blog, but this one hit just a little too close to home.
Who told this guy about my smelly washer? Does he also know all about my smelly vaccuum cleaner? Are there hidden cameras installed in my laundry room?
Remember, just because you privately fear that the marketing pros who target us mommybloggers (full disclosure: by day, I am one of those people, but I swear to you that I actually DO really love your blog, and I do NOT have any freaky, intimate knowledge of how your washing machine smells) seem to have secret, insider knowledge that you haven’t changed the sheets on your child’s bed in far too long doesn’t mean you are paranoid.
ACTUAL EMAIL I RECEIVED TODAY (and note how he cut right to the chase, without even making any attempt to suggest that he’s a big fan of my blog. All he cares about is my smelly washer.)
My name is NAME REDACTED, I am the PR Manager for www.SmellyWasher.com. Our product removes mildew smell from washing machines. I would like to send your company a FREE Bottle of Smelly Washer so you can test it out & write a review about it on your website.
See How The Product Works:
Please give me a call at 952-935-4192 or send me an e-mail.
P.S. Our company also can offer Free Bottles of Smelly Washer to your readers if you wanted to run a contest or sweepstakes! Instead of spending money advertising our products we give away products to websites like yours to increase our brand awareness. Please email or call if your feel your readers would also enjoy receiving a free bottle of Smelly Washer!
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