Blogger threatens Crocs at BlogHer

02Aug09

George Smith, Jr., Social Media Specialist for Crocs, Inc., was at BlogHer ’09 in Chicago where he was threatened by a “generic mommyblogger” (his words not mine):

…We continue with small talk. She says her name but, while I probably caught it at the time, it slipped out of my memory as the events of the next couple moments transpired. She asked how I was doing at BlogHer. If I was having fun. How it felt to be one of the only men there – all those typical questions that were being asked of me. Then her demeanor changed completely. She mentioned how she didn’t get any shoes at the SocialLuxe lounge. I apologized, saying that we provided what we could but it’s hard because we didn’t know everyone’s shoe size. She nodded but I could tell that wasn’t the answer she wanted to hear. Then she says something that I couldn’t believe.

“Ya know, if you don’t give me shoes – I could totally write something bad about you on my blog.”

“Excuse me?” I asked – hoping she would laugh or give me some indication that she was just joking around. Nope…

“It’s just a pair of shoes. It’s a lot easier to give them to me than deal with the negative press I could make.”

His response is pure gem:

“I could pick up my phone here and get in contact with so many people and tell them what just happened that you would be afraid to go near your computer, let alone attempt to blog again.”

With a shocked look on her face, she quickly walked away and the generic mommyblogger “disappeared into a sea of bloggers” never to be seen again.

I’m glad none of the bloggers I know is as sleazy as this woman was. I could be wrong though. Heh.

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