An urgent email from a p.r. person offered me payment of $50 per post if I would write 9 to 15 posts about a bakery chain over the next three months.
Obviously, she had never looked at my blog, because I don’t qualify. And anyway, I wouldn’t do it.
The question remained, however: Should food bloggers write sponsored posts, and under what circumstances?
In the email, the p.r. person took it upon herself to suggest what I might post about:
- Sharing recipes from the bakery
- Talking about what breaking bread means to you
- Sharing your thoughts on going to the bakery
- Linking to video assets of cooking /baking lessons.
(And if I wrote the maximum of 5 posts per month, that would be 15 posts @$50 each = $750.)
The p.r. person also wanted me to drive traffic to the bakery’s website on Facebook and participate in a Twitter party. I’d get a few free meals from the bakery. I’d also get a guaranteed minimum payment of [Read more…]