It’s like people only do these things because they can get paid. And that’s just really sad.
Garth Algar, Wayne’s World
So, to give everyone a heads-up, I have another sponsorship opportunity on top of my current one with Knob Creek. A major US meat promotion group and grocery store have a fall tailgating promotion, and I’ve been asked to join in.
I’m not naming names, yet, in case it falls through.
The good part is, it’s a topic I was already planning to cover this fall - tailgating recipes. And, as a bonus, they want me to do a giveaway for my readers (that’s you). Now that I have deadlines an incentive to post, you’ll see a lot about tailgating over the next month.
The downside is sponsored posts and tweets, written by the groups. You’ll know them when you see them; they want appropriate notification of the sponsorship. That’s kinda the point - promoting their type of meat and grocery store for tailgating.
Five hundred dollars? Would you consider a bear in a frog suit?
Fozzy Bear, The Muppet Movie
On the one hand, I feel like apologizing. On the other hand, I shouldn't apologize. I hope this is the first of many sponsorships…as long as the sponsor’s ideas for posts line up with my own. For this one, it’s like they were reading my mind when I planned out my fall schedule.
If I start promoting cream of mushroom soup recipes, you’ll know I’ve gone over to the dark side.
Oh, and as another heads up - this week’s posts are not sponsored, no matter how much it looks like I’ve been co-opted by a major snack food conglomerate. (You’ll know what I mean when you see the recipes.)
What do you think?
Am I going too far? Selling out to The Man? Whining? (Yes. Yes, I am whining.) Talk about it in the comments, below.