When I read Hannah's editorial in the October issue of Nails Magazine about all these bloggers who show up at industry events and go to the press meetings and such, all I could think of was, "Hey! I have a blog!"
I know exactly what Hannah's talking about. I've seen tons of blogs about nail polish and nail polish lovers. So many, in fact, that I've often found myself scratching my head and thinking, "Huh ... I had no idea so many people had nail polish fetishes."
Not to mention that I also had no idea that bloggers were considered such celebrities. I mean, sure, there are few great blogs out there with an impressive following, but the Internet is also crowded with drivel.
It has seriously never occurred to me to consider myself, as a blogger, a member of the press. Let alone ask for, or expect, product manufacturers to give me samples of their wares just because I burn a little bandwidth a couple times a week.
As a matter of fact, until the very moment in time I was typing that last paragraph, it hadn't really occurred to me that the fact that I constantly get e-mail from various venues asking me to "blog" about their goods and/or services might actually have something to do with having a blog. Oh my. I guess I just haven't been paying attention!
It just doesn't occur to me to use my powers for evil, I guess. OK — it doesn't occur to me to use my powers for personal gain, is that better?
I think I'll start hanging out in the press room and demanding attention and free samples too.