"You run a business too. You know how things work."
"We are pleased to inform you that BlogAdda has recently associated with MTV India for their reality show MTV Roadies. Under this association, few chosen bloggers will be able to witness behind the scenes action of MTV Roadies 9 auditions live! The chosen bloggers, will be able to enter the gates with a special pass, without standing in long queues, and capture the madness inside. Also, this will give a chance for the blogger to interact with the production people and talk to the participants.
You can be among these special chosen bloggers, and be at the audition venue to witness it all live! You should then blog about what you felt and your experience of being at the venue."
Fast Forward to 2014
"The full day event to be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Radisson Blu, Mahipalpur, New Delhi, will have influential bloggers including you debating and discussing the future of our nation."
"We are waiting to meet you this weekend. You are among the 30 shortlisted bloggers who will be discussing and adding awesome ideas to the billion ideas.
We are happy to inform you that we are increasing the limit to 35 bloggers. As the privileged one, we want to ask you first if you want to bring along or recommend someone. Do let us know before 12 pm so that we can shortlist accordingly.
It will be on First come First serve basis. :) Look forward to hear from you."
That was so lame!
First Time I Took Them Seriously
"Our judges loved your post for its motivating story, sensitivity and its ability to strike an emotional chord with the readers."
My understanding before participating in this contest:
"3 winners with inspiring stories of living Mardaani women will be flown to Mumbai, if based in other cities, for a meet with Rani Mukerji, in a special screening of the film at Yash Raj Studios!"
What Goes Up Must Come Down
The Final Straw
Provide topnotch content for free and this is how they continue to treat you. As professional bloggers, let us not continue to accept a bad situation anymore.
"Unfortunately, we won't be able to share the short listing criteria with you. They are confidential."
"We definitely think of you when we think of Delhi which is why we've shared as many opportunities as we can with you."
Oops, She Did It Again!
Purposely left me out of #BoltDrives - a campaign where 15 Delhi based bloggers took the Tata Bolt for a spin.
Here is my post for this campaign, submitted minutes before I boarded a train to Luni from the Gurgaon railway station.
"I preferred you for some opportunities."You shouldn't have, Ankita. That's tantamount to an admission of guilt.
"I know there are more bloggers right now and lesser opportunities"Is that why you think BlogAdda is in a good spot?
"There are constraints and limitations when it comes to smaller events. We do what we're expected to do."You call that event smaller, Ankita? Really?
So what's with the recent post on your blog?
"#BoltDrives gives Delhi bloggers a taste of royalty!"
I'm so done with you, BlogAdda!