Nose: days one through four. It's gotten less exciting since then.
Thanks for all your continued well-wishes on my recovery, kind readers. Particular gratitude goes to the Anonymous commentors, who have left their good will / shop links no less that 27 times since I last posted. I was gone, but surely not forgotten. By the spammers. You will (most likely) be pleased to know that the bruising and swelling have all but disappeared, my Transformers Mask is coming off tomorrow and I'm feeling much more like my old self. And by 'my old self' I mean ornery and sarcastic.
Here's an actual email from a PR person today:
Hi Kitschy,My name is Isabelle and I am currently working with xx A fabric shop in Melbourne xx. I came across your site http://kitschycoo.blogspot.com/2010/09/very-big-list-of-best-uk-online-fabric.html . I love the content and the style of your articles. We were wondering if you would write a blog for us to be posted on your great site?We were thinking the topic could be:· The right blinds to suit your home design· Types of blinds for your home· 3 Reasons why you may want to install blindsOr you could pick your own topic. And we just need a link back to our website in this.Not a promotional piece just a general piece like the ones you've been writing.Hope to hear back from you soon!
Obviously I skedaddled straight over to Facebook to elicit your collective outrage at such a cheeky request. And then fell prey to (only minimal) pressure to email her back with a request of my own.
I haven't heard back yet but will keep you updated.Hi Melbourne, thanks for your email. I clicked through to your site, I like your aesthetic and information on blinds. Normally I don't take unsolicitated requests for blog posts to be written, particularly for non-UK companies and without any incentive or relevancy to my readers, but maybe we can work something out. In exchange for me spending time writing a promotional post for you, I was thinking you could add some of my product images to the gallery on your great site? You could add a picture of:
Or you could pick a picture from my blog; there's quite a few of me for example. And all I'd need was a link back to my shop (http://www.kitschycoo.bigcartel.com/). Like you, I can't offer any promotional incentive for featuring my business but if this is how PR works then sign me up.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!