So I guess my blog has been around long enough that people are starting to send me form emails about how they want to “work with” me or whatever. Basically, they want me to try and get YOU to buy their crap. Um, no. If someone wanted me to make something with their new fabric/wool line and wanted me to review it honestly, I wouldn’t have a problem with that. But this whole, “DO YOUR READERS BREATHE? We want to throw a few bucks at you so you can you can sell them our completely irrelevant nonsense!” is a bunch of crap.
The first one I got basically said, “Hey, I was reading your blog and I want ‘your opinion’ on this weight-loss thing?” I declined to reply, but my first thought was a raised-eyebrow. “Are you calling me fat?” I really had to fight myself not to send that back. I mean… I am fat. I’ve had two kids and the weight after the second one is coming off slowly, mostly because I keep making excuses about not being able to exercise.
But… This is a CRAFT blog. Do I write like a fat person? Is there a fat writing style that I’m not aware of? Is my little crocheting froggy avatar/banner fat? Do I crochet like a fat person? Am I doing the fat person FMQ pattern? Like… REALLY? I may have made an entry waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the beginning of this blog about needing to lose some pounds, but that would have been over a year ago. Know your audience, people! Check for relevancy!
The Bloggess made an excellent entry about this very thing here. Which proves again that Wil Wheaton is a god among men.