How ironic. Last week I wrote a post defending hobby bloggers. This week the subject is “blogger blackmail!”
By now you may have heard about the Twitter thread called #bloggerblackmail. It chronicles, among other things, when food bloggers demand payment in kind for blog posts, including free meals at nice restaurants.
One story that came to a head began when a hobby blogger who writes London restaurant write-ups emailed a bakery and suggested she be “invited to review” their products in exchange for a blog post.
Here’s how things went downhill for the food blogger:
When she got to the bakery, workers offered her tea and [Read more…]