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Blogger offers rave review for free food, hilarity ensues.....

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So that sort of backfired.....

http://gawker.com/blogger-offers-rest...

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  1. of course! A free meal for publicity? It's never been done? OK.a bit outrageous and pretentious. Who ever said Bloggers had to be smart or subtle

    1. Is she a yelp elite?

      1. Funny. Businesses approach writers and musicians to do free work all the time, because think of the publicity! Somehow that's fine, but let a writer try it from their end and it's audacious and laughable.

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        1. re: ennuisans

          Not the same thing. Asking writers to work for free in exchange for "exposure" is different from offering a favorable review in exchange for a fancy dinner. Both scenarios are icky, but the latter has that extra layer of deception (because readers won't know the review was bought & paid for) that ratchets up the stink.

          1. re: ennuisans

            Right and every serious musician and writer I know scoff at the free for publicity offer. They expect to get paid.

          2. And I don't see any disclosure on her website that she accepts freebies in return for write-ups/"reviews". That's the most unethical thing to me - and potentially an FTC violation given current guidelines for bloggers.