Life - #PRREQUEST,

3:00:00 pm

I have felt the need to voice my opinion on the much talked about hash tag of the moment, #prrequest.  The #prrequest is something that, if used in the correct manner, can be very useful to Pr's and bloggers, but some people are using it in a way that was never intended, in doing so they are ruining it for others and turning it into some kind of joke.  If this subject is of interest to you please read on although please do not expect a completely negative attitude as I feel that using #prrequest in a positive way can be highly beneficial to everyone.


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The Good
As I said above using #prrequest can be  beneficial to everyone, if used in the correct way.  I personally respond to requests from brands, Pr's and journalists and doing so has resulted in some great opportunities for myself personally and for my blog.  Most recently I have been able to work with some of my favourite brands in the fashion and beauty world, this was all down to responding to a tweet found whilst browsing #prrequest.  If you are a regular reader you will know that from time to time I feature sponsored content, the most recent ones have all been brought to my attention via the pr request hash tag.  Relevant sponsored content is my way of earning a little bit of extra pennies whilst writing about things I would of anyway, nothing wrong with that, is there?

The Bad
People moaning on twitter about people misusing the hash tag is getting a bit old now to be honest, so instead of filling up your twitter time line with my two pence worth I decided this was a better way of voicing my opinion in a constructive way.  Yes it's a shame that some people are not to knowledgeable in the 'networking' side of things, that does not mean I want to read about it whilst looking for relevant collaboration opportunities.  My advice is, if what you see upsets you unfollow the person or don't search #prrequest.  Maybe more experienced bloggers could give the newer bloggers or people not using the hash tag to their advantage some advice instead of slating them.

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The Ugly
You never have and never will see me tweeting about the pr request hash tag in a negative way because what someone else tweets is not my business but I do have a slight rant niggle, begging.  There is a massive difference between putting your details out there for people to contact you and specifically begging for a product or item.  When I see someone tweet their details and making Pr's/companies aware they accept sponsored content, I don't see a problem with it, this is networking.  When I see someone asking for a specific item because they can't be bothered to save up for it or just want a freebie it riles me.  This is the part of the hash tag that is giving bloggers a bad name.  Yes some of us are lucky enough to receive items to review but begging for it on social media, really?  I hope people realise how degrading and embarrassing this is and stop, it is giving people a bad first impression. 


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There you have my thoughts on the subject everyone seems to be talking about, this is the first and last time you will see me write anything about it as everything I want to say is above, what are your thoughts?

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