Over the past 6 months I have offered two big giveaways with substantial prizes and gifts: one for Christmas and another for Mother’s day. Not to mention I have sent out cosmetics to a handful of readers.
I don’t expect you to understand the time and effort it takes to acquire products you will actually like instead of silly samples. Of course those are included as well, but I try to get my hands on as much cool stuff for you as possible. It’s not a big deal for me to pay to ship it either. Honestly, it’s my pleasure because I think the sussies will at least make you smile.
But it would be nice to receive an email saying thank you after you open the package. Even a note that says you don’t like any of it. In my perfect world, you would write me and let me know your experience with the products. But I never ask for that in return.
Out of probably 30 packages I’ve sent out with fun free stuff, I’ve received ONE note from reader Alison to say she appreciated my gesture.
I spend hours reading your emails filled with questions, looking at the links you send to compare dresses for an upcoming wedding, mulling over what I would do if I were in your shoes, and ALWAYS send you an answer.
ALL OF THIS IS MY PLEASURE. I LOVE IT. I LOVE INTERACTING AND GETTING TO KNOW YOU.
I know you’re all sweet people; you’ve been so supportive of me and my endeavors over the last few months. That’s why I’m a little confused as to why my engaged readers who send me countless emails and enjoy reading and commenting on MTM don’t send a simple thank you note. You send tons of thank you’s for posts that help you (that I LOVE reading – they keep me going and always make me smile), but not for tangible gifts.