I was at an event last night, and I met a couple. I’ve worked with her, and I had idea what he does for a living. We were chatting about Social Media week, and I said that I was out every night of the week and moderating a panel as well. He asked me what I did for a living, “I’m a mom blogger”. I replied, and he told me where he worked and asked me why we’d never worked together.
“Because I blacklisted your company from my inbox.”
I think I could have knocked him over with a feather. When he asked me why I gave him a litany of reasons I’d simply decided that they were not worth the inbox space.
They were all valid reasons.
He gave it some thought and asked me who it was I’d been dealing with, and as I ticked off a list of names not one of them registered.
“How long ago was this?” He asked, genuinely puzzled.
“Between two and four years ago.” I replied.
And then I realized that bloggers really are assholes.