A few days ago, Lauren asked me “mom, were you invited to the Bloggers Breakfast at Portico 1771?” I checked my email and found the invite at my abandoned Yahoo email address. I thought it must have been Jayvee‘s idea. But no, he had no idea who invited us.
New media as a path to expand their online presence , perhaps? For many months now, PR agencies have been inviting bloggers to press events, parties, treating them to lunches, and sending them gifts and tokens.
My PR policy is a combination of Anton’s school of thought “for the awesome experiences which would include eating at a restaurant I can rave about or meeting awesome people. ” and Yuga’s third option of “full disclosure to your blog readers ”
A disclosure will at least serve as a warning to your readers if later on you make a positive review of their products/services, it was influenced in some manner.
I don’t go to all the events but a food trip is an adventure I don’t want to miss out.
Besides, how could I resist an opportunity to have breakfast with my husband and friends?
At the last minute, Lauren backed out because she couldn’t afford to miss work and scheduled it for Sunday. I was told to bring my other family members and a few blogger friends. Fortunately, my husband had a hearing in nearby Pasig City so a breakfast at Portico 1771 looked pretty inviting to him.
Dine’s hubby was also on his way to Bicutan so he came along with us.
Dine and husband.
Chats with the SexyMom
Jayvee and his family were there.
And a future mom blogger and future member of Pinoy Moms Network . Guess who?
Read Review of Portico 1771 that Butch and I wrote at my Pinoy Food Photo Blog and lots of photos.