Hey lovelies, lately, some of you will have seen I went all O.K. Corall on the company Zatchels on Twitter and Facebook after they asked me to work on a project with them (which I did) in exchange for one of their bags... You see, instead of fulfilling their end of things, they basically used myself (a blogger) to help stir up some ground support - and then ignored me for three months. It was crap actually, and after being SUPER patient/polite for weeks, emailing AND waiting to be phoned back, I took the drastic measure of calling them out, publicly, on treating me like crap... It WAS drastic too, something I didn't take lightly as I knew I could come across as really greedy/entitled and it was also a "move" that could certainly alienate some of you.
Now, one of the things I pride myself on in my blogging is my transparent, friendly relationships with all you who read my blog - and those brands/retailers I might sometimes work with. And I think I'm pretty upfront about it all... Recently, Appliances Online were kind enough to offer me a £50 ASOS voucher to give away and for my participation (and the back link) - they would send me a £30 voucher... Well - hundreds of you stopped by - and you'll have seen I gave away that £30 voucher as well. That's how I try and roll here. For me, mentioning Appliances Online on my blog was no issue, if it enabled one of you (in this case Treacle Tart) the opportunity to spend £80 at Asos! I mean, AMAZING. From my end, giving away the £30 was a no-brainer - I didn't want to benefit from something which is completely irrelevant to my blog content. (I just want to add that while that's how I run things on my blog, I completely appreciate and respect that other blogs may run differently to this - each to our own, yo!).
In any case, I don't want to dwell on what a horrid experience I had dealing with Zatchels (no one likes being ignored, huh!). I GET that things don't always work out, but in life, as well as here on this blog - I call people out when I'm treated like shit... Needless to say, I own two bags from the brand (that I bought during their birthday sale and completely LOVE), but I would never deal with them or buy from them again (although maybe I'd buy something second-hand from ebay!)... As soon as Zatchels FINALLY acknowledged me, post Twitter shaming, I announced I would give away whatever they sent through... You see this little bag is complete bad Karma for me now - so in passing this item on to one of you - I find a kind of peace from this experience, and one of you gains something positive from it... That works for me.
This is the bag.
It's a little leather Barrel Bag, YO!
All you have to do to win this tiny little item (its 16.5cm x 16.5cm x 10.5cm) is leave a comment telling me what bag YOU'RE carrying around today. You can comment every day until Friday 23rd August at Noon GMT. I'll announce the winner the following week (after the Bank Holiday) and then post this baby out. Just one comment each day, please lovelies!
Something positive from something negative... I like that. x.
(To any of my readers I might have upset/pissed off during my whole Wyatt Earp moment with Zatchels, I apologise. I am 100% happy to elaborate with you (via email) about what I tried to do, to resolve this privately, if you need. Just email me... xxx)