A week or so back, Blair asked me on Twitter the following question:-
@paris_b hey, i have a question for you. are we obligated to blog about the events that we attend?
— Blair Tan (@BijinBlair) March 14, 2013
I thought it was an interesting question and one that I asked myself a lot in the early days. Events can be fun places to be, and I know many people do aspire to that. For beauty writers, journalists and editors, its just another day on the job. For bloggers who may hold humdrum desk-bound jobs, it sounds glamorous and lots of fun.
I won’t deny that that in many cases, press events are fun. There is that little thrill of getting a “preview” of something new to come and sometimes, generous hosts will ply you with lots of lovely food and drink. It is also however, to be remembered, work. Like it or not, when we attend these press events, we have to remember what we’re there for – not to snaffle all the food and get drunk on the wine, not for the goodie bags, but for the product or event being launched.
There is no right or wrong answer to Blair’s question. It is ultimately, a question of personal style. If you blog and have or do attend blog related events, I’d love to know your thoughts on this. As for readers (who I think are most important), I’d love to know what you think too – do you want to read about the events?