Wait you probably knew that already, right?
If you're not a blogger, it's difficult to understand the appeal. For me, it's a mixture of writing, therapy, and mixing it up with some really cool people from all corners of the world whom I would never have had the pleasure to meet if it wasn't for the power of the internetz.
And then there are the moments when I get sent goodies to giveaway to my readers.
I love that some social media-savvy brands give me the chance to make someone else's day a little bit brighter.
It happens like this:
Either I contact the brand cheekily asking for a giveaway, or their PR people seek me out.
And if we're all happy, a few days later a courier - usually a man - turns up on my doorstep bearing a parcel. Hopefully it's on a day when I'm actually wearing clothes. Joking. Kinda.
The parcel may look something like this:
It's from Sony Pictures Australia. I love that they recycle their movie posters, by using them as packaging.
Oh look, they sent me Reese Witherspoon!
Oh wait, it's just her photo ...
And inside, are the prizes for my Friends With Benefits movie giveaway. An in-season double pass, little black book, and mini pillow. (The pillow says Tonight on one side, and Not Tonight on the other.)
So that's how I get my giveaways, and I'm very grateful to brands who support MIA for spreading a little sunshine into my followers' lives.