Blogger asks restaurants for a free dinner

Sarah Lockard is the “CEO and Publisher” of AroundMainLine.com in Philadelphia, and yesterday Philadelphia magazine ran an email she sent to area restaurants in which she offered them a “VERY innovative” and “exciting” opportunity: to host her family dinner on Christmas Eve in exchange for coverage on her site.

That’s just awful.



  • gjgustav

    Ah, the old give me stuff for free for “exposure” scam. I’d tell her to fuck off and then give free dinner to poor people that could really use it.

  • BC2009

    gag

  • Herding_sheep

    “I don’t want to see us descend into a nation of bloggers”

    Too many self-important douches who are full of themselves like this woman.

  • Mother Hydra

    This is a variant of that ol’ trick that bastards use to rip off greenhorns in the workforce. “Hey kid, build my site- I can’t afford to pay ya for it, but trust me the exposure will be great and I’ll tell my buddies about you.”

    There exist ONLY 2 correct answers to this challenge of backbone:

    1) the traditional “Go fuck yourself” 2) the more entrepreneurial “Fuck you, pay me”

    • http://timdehring.com/ Tim Dehring

      Kind of reminds me of an ad I saw a few years ago in a newspaper regarding photography.

      An established photographer in the area took out an ad looking for someone with less experience to join him in photographing a wedding.

      “You won’t get paid, but the experience and knowledge you gain from this event is reward enough!”

      And he had the balls to charge for two photographers. Needless to say, he was fired by the bride and groom after this was pointed out to them.

  • gorskiegangsta

    Integrity, what’s that??

    :/

  • dreyfus2

    I foresee a wave of “will lie for food” t-shirts…

  • http://joshfabean.com/ Fabean

    Next will be “give me a free dinner and I’ll tweet about it, I have over 100 followers”.