Are Bloggers the new ‘Media’?


There is much talk about bloggers being viewed, or perhaps narcissistically viewing themselves, as media. Me? I view my self as someone with an off-beat view on everyday life that keeps me entertained and helps me from not going over the edge from the stresses of life. I have long kept my friends entertained this way and started to blog to bring this warped vision to a bigger audience. (friends and family getting bored).

You can only imagine how surprised I was to find a link in my stats that brought me here. For those too lazy or not inclined to click that link, my blog post about CallAhead portable toilets has been featured on their website in the media section! 

This is where I tell Gary about how bloggers get free stuff all the time when they mention people’s products. Hey, CallAhead has a better social media strategy than J&J for Motrin? Yikes, way to go potty guys! Do you guys Twitter? You can find me there @amyz5.

Gary’s response: Great, so what will we get, a free porta san on the front lawn? You couldn’t blog about BMW?

Ok, so here’s the thing. If the social media director at BMW is out there scanning blogs I just want to let you know that I am a really loyal customer and I love, love, love, my X3 and the lease is coming up soon. And Gary happens to have a really sweet 325ci convertible that is getting kind of old and we have a kid in college and another one on the way into college so car $ are tight and I would be real happy to blog all the time about your fantastic products because frankly BMW is my life and we could do a thing called extreme vehicle makeover where you drive away my old car and bring me a new one just because I happened to write about a billboard with a funny slogan on it about being #1 at picking up #2…

Alright, so maybe the CallAhead on the front lawn is a little more realistic.

A girl can dream, can’t she?

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7 responses to “Are Bloggers the new ‘Media’?

  1. I really hope BMW contacts you. Then I’d know social media really does work 🙂

    Meantime, a callahead on the lawn would be a great conversation piece.

  2. That would be SWEET if BMW called you! Let us know cuz I’ve got a LIST of things I can blog about if it works. I’m thinking since I blog mostly about cooking, may I can pimp out Viking or LG for their appliances, maybe even a kitchen remodel. I’m not too ashamed. I’ll do it!

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    Tagline for the local septic service on Oswego…

    Our service stinks!

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  5. That, it’d be awesome to actually get a BMW. Hopefully you got 1 by now!

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