Pay-ola for Crap-ola and Cash-ola

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  1. Laura Feo-Fernández says:

    awesome post, and I know you're no sellout!
    "the el stinko" is redundant, no? I'm just ribbing you…but it reminded me of a Mexican restaurant in my hometown called The El Gringo. Alexis and I used to drive by it and say "hey, would you like to go to The The Gringo?" "I think I'd like a un burrito."
    I'm just teasing…you know I think you're the awesomest!

  2. Carrie-in-TN says:

    I love the el stinko…sounds poetic… you guys are too funny.


    This whole thing is whack…

    And thank you for knowing me no sell-out…

  3. Laura Feo-Fernández says:

    You're right…there is a certain ring to the el stinko that el stinko just does not posess.
    As per the article…dang. I thought people blogged to share their stories and connect and commiserate with readers. I mean, that's how I stumbled upon yours. I was looking up some articles about raising a bilingual child, and boom! Cuban American in TN…ADM! (that's going to be my new trend…to replace OMG).
    Anyhoodles, you are my favorite person.

  4. Tammy and Rob says:

    Wow, you are so right Carrie and I'm glad you blogged about this! I too have seen all these giveaways and yes it is whacked.
    Rob and I are artists, I have had one giveaway (a bracelet) and sure it brought SOME people my way but nothing significant, probably won't do another. We blog about our art, our culture, and familia, I am not the best writer and when I blogged about la cultura and tattoos not one person commented, I look at it as letting people see what a Santero (Rob) creates and the different colors I like to use when making jewelry that is reminiscent of my 2nd home-New Mexico. Now can you send some chicharrones my way please!

  5. Carolyn G says:

    Why didn't I get chicharrones? Hey. I get pitched other stuff but not food. Dios Mio, what is wrong with these PR people. If any are reading. I might do a review for chicharrones. :)

  6. Leisa Hammett says:

    Missed u at MargeritHer. We had fun. Thanks to running into you I knew about it. I hope to help organize some get-togethers online and in person. The hosts intend a fall gathering, too.

  7. Ana L. Flores says:

    Ufff…que alivio! I realized your link to "blogs have been good to us" was SpanglishBaby!! For a milli-second there I thought we would get el palo from you!! Ouch! CMM!
    Seriously now, I agree that giveaways and "reviews" are getting out of hand. I do believe, though, that a blogger needs to be very clear on what is the focus and niche of their blog. This is the only way of knowing what type of giveaways will be appreciated by our readers. I would never, ever review a minty toothpaste, por ejemplo.
    If the product adds to our readers journey and we also enjoy it, then it's a win-win for blogger, reader and PR rep. Right?

  8. Carrie-in-TN says:

    Laura, I may just rig all contests to make sure you WIN.

    Caro, I will send you chicharrones!

    Ana, never a palo for you…and you are totally right.

  9. sandiafria says:

    Carrie, if you send me some chicharrones I will make some pupusas with them :) Love your blog!

  10. Marcela Beatty says:

    please stop talking about chcharrones… you all are making me hungry!!!

    I agree that some bloggers review just about anything for the freebies and giveaways. But, I also appreciate an honest review of a product when the mom really loves it. I don't know if I want to buy the bugaboo unless mom's out there truely love it ( actually I'm a babywearer so I wouldn't buy it anyway, but you get it…).

    ….."Oh, and let me add that I — and other Latina bloggers — don't get nearly the amount of pitches and product other sites get. Maybe because we have smaller readership, or maybe because marketers haven't yet realized we too buy Bugaboos, love iPhones and will jump at the chance at sponsored spa trips."….

    You said it Carrie! What's up with that? Latina mommies are all over the internet!!!!!

    Great post!

  11. Mom101 says:

    Bloggers like you make us all look good.

    Thank you.

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