Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What To Do When Being Nice FAILS.....

So, I received an email from a lady named LAUREN CARPENTER (Actually a number of emails!). Ms Carpenter works for the digital branding company BlueFirePR (according to her emails). Ms. Carpenter wanted to know if I wanted some material from BlueFirePR for my webpage.
I told Ms. Carpenter that I DID NOT want any material from BlueFirePR, that I was not currently looking for guest posts for my blog.
For some reason Ms. LAUREN CARPENTER DID NOT understand what the word NO meant because she emailed me THREE TIMES! I was nice the first TWO TIMES but by the time email NUMBER THREE arrived, I was starting to get pissed off.  So like any other blogger I BLOG MY FRUSTRATIONS!!!  And YES I am sending LAUREN CARPENTER of BlueFirePR company the link to this blog post so she can see that SHE IS FRUSTRATING ME!!!
NO MEANS NO, I am starting to feel violated (No I am not in any way trivializing rape, I am just venting and voicing MY frustrations with this lady!).
So if any of you gets an email from LAUREN CARPENTER the PR Coordinator of BlueFirePR please be FOREWARNED she does NOT know the meaning of the word NO, she likes to HARASS(aka- Spam your inbox)!
Well, at least they got some FREE PR! Even bad PRESS is PRESS!
These are the email exchanges she and I had...


On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 7:14 PM, Lauren Carpenter wrote:
I wanted to follow up with and make sure you received my original email a few days ago. As I previously stated I have a guest post opportunity for you. I think it will be a perfect fit for your site. The article will be of no cost to you and I can get it to you as soon as next week to review. Can we discuss this further?
I look forward to your response.
Thank you for your time,
Lauren Carpenter
PR Coordinator
I replied>>>

Sorry, I did see your email the other day but have been finishing up some projects and had not had the chance to reply.  Thank you but I am not in need of guest posts at this time.
JR Seaman

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Lauren Carpenter wrote:
Hello JR,
Thank you for taking the time to get back to me. Happy Friday!
I understand that you probably aren't looking for guest posts right now, but I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about what I am offering.
I work with a team of journalists and we are looking to build long-term relationships. My team of writers and editors create editorial content for free.
We do not pay to place our articles, we invest highly in our content creation process which is what allows us to create custom articles for our publishers. It allows our content to be trending and naturally shareable and gives us the ability to give our publishers access to our promotion team who promotes via social and search channels.
We would love to form this kind of partnership with you!
I would be more than happy to send some of my ideas your way or discuss any ideas you may have.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Kind Regards,
I replied>>>
On 05/10/2013 10:01 AM, Regina wrote:
No, thank you.
Have a great weekend!
And then AGAIN, this morning LAUREN CARPENTER WROTE:>>>
Hi Regina!
I would love to send some content your way so that you can see for yourself the kind of work that we can do.
I would also be happy to sit down with one of my writers and develop a few solid ideas for an article for your site.
We have some great articles about families and taking care of families.
We would love to have the opportunity to work with you and really show you what we can do.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Kindest Regards, 

So my reply will be (I will be sending a link to this blog post with the email) :>>>
Ms Carpenter,Thank you again for your interest. I have already explained that I am NOT looking for guest posts at this time. I have said NO THANK YOU twice already. At this point I feel you are spamming and harassing me. Please refrain from emailing me again and remove my information from your database.Thank you AGAIN, but no thank you. Regards,JR Seaman

Maybe this last time she will get the hint...
I tried being nice the FIRST TIME, but I do not like to be harassed, if I say NO than guess what?  I actually mean NO!
Have you had interactions with people or organizations that just would NOT take NO for an answer?? What did you do?

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