This website is officially the most consistent thing in my life. And I love it. Most of the time.
But there are some things that can be frustrating. Some of these things are really petty and to be honest, I can’t even give you a good reason why some of these things even do frustrate me.
Please take this post in jest. It’s supposed to make you smile, not think that I’m an ungrateful spoilt brat. Even though I probably am, being the youngest child AND only girl and all.. but that’s a different story.
Those dicks that unfollow you.
You know, like when you’re almost at 1000 followers, then you send out a tweet to let everyone know OMG I’M ALMOST AT 1000!!! and then 5 buggers unfollow you. Doom.
This has been something I’ve noticed quite a lot lately! When you get an e-mail to ask you about some collaboration but they are really vague about if they’re able to send products or samples.
After a few polite e-mails back and forth – requesting more information about this amazing and unique opportunity for skinnedcartree.com, you have to bite the bullet and just ask. Like dude, do you have a budget for this?
This is the point where:
- They don’t reply.
- They don’t have a budget but want you to do it for free and offer to maybe Tweet your blog to their 200 followers.
- They surprise you and actually DO have a budget!
I know that working with brands shouldn’t always be about getting paid or getting something sent to you – but let’s be realistic here. Although I do work with some brands for free if I think it’s a great idea for content, something that relates to me or for a good cause, I’m going to be much more likely to be on board and getting a post together quicker if I’m being offered something in exchange.
So please just be up-front with me if you can’t offer anything. It prevents an awkward conversation later down the line and I’d be much more likely to work with a brand with no budget if they were just honest about it, rather than sending e-mails trying to convince me how great an opportunity it would be for me to advertise your product or services for free on my blog I’ve spent 3 years building.
It’s like sods law or something that when I come home, I’ll have a red MISSED PARCEL note that had an attempted delivery time five minutes after a left.
I think someone was really playing with me last Saturday when I went to get a package from the sorting office, only to return home 30 minutes later and yes. I had missed another parcel while I was out.
Some press releases are okay, but I find myself being sent the strangest types!
If I get another press release about expensive golf clubs then I’m going to go over to whoever sent it and shove that expensive golf club up their arse. Do I seem like the type of person that want to spend $30,000 on a putter?
I like to keep my blog e-mail junk and spam free – this means I only want to receive e-mails that are actually for me. I unsubscribe to any mail list or press release list as soon as I’m sent it to keep my mail box clutter free.
Please stop trying to ruin my life.
When you’re just about to do an OOTD and it starts raining.
Those people that just have it.
You’ve probably seen them – new bloggers that come along but just seem to have SOMETHING that you don’t.
Whether that’s amazing fashion sense, brilliant makeup skills, great at web design, hilarious content..
This something leads them to creating a following fast and you’re left feeling behind on the times with nothing but blog envy and then feeling guilty about wanting to stab said blogger in the face.
Oh, and she’s tiny and beautiful and perfect and has a lovely personality and a hot boyfriend. What a bitch I HATE HER.
Have you every tried to photograph something that’s over reflective or has metallic writing on? It’s looks so pretty in real life, but it’s basically impossible to get photos that look decent enough to put on your blog.
What frustrates you as a blogger?