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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Get Your Free Re-Tweets Here!

Has everyone heard that Passionfruit is going to soon charge for all ads, including swaps? There’s going to be a $9  a month flat fee for full use of the site, which is probably awesome for people who actually make money selling sidebar ads. I don’t.

Passionfruit is also offering the ability to sell more through their site now. You can sell a variety of things from sidebar and in post ad spots, sponsored posts, giveaway posts, banner design and blog consulting to social media mentions including Facebook posts, Instagram pictures, Pinterest pins, and Twitter mentions.

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This last option kind of bothers me. Why would I pay someone to tweet my content for me? Sure, that person may have a farther reach than I do on Twitter, but to be honest, I’m going to stop to think now when I see people tweeting links that aren’t their own – are they being paid to do this? Do they really want to recommend that post or is it just because they received the money? This also makes me wonder if paid tweets need to be disclaimed – “This tweet has been sponsored” takes up a good deal of tweet space, doesn’t it? (Yes I know you can just add #Sponsored, but to me that shows a company sponsored the post you are tweeting about, not that another blogger sponsored the tweet!)

In any case, I’m posting here to let you know that I’m offering free re-tweeting! That’s right, you don’t have to pay me to re-tweet your content. If I read your blog post and I like it, I just may tweet it! Or you can just ask me to tweet for you. I will. I’ll also re-pin things for you! I pinned a post recently that is up to 1085 re-pins! My own pins from my own site have nowhere near as many re-pins! Oh yeah, I also leave comments on your posts for free.

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Who wants to join my revolution? Free re-tweets, re-pins, and comments for all!

12 comments:

Krystal said...

I love it. The social mention part of passion fruit is just odd to me. You said it best.... Its just weird.

I am said to see passionfruit change. I will no longer be able to use it after this change... I just don't have the paid sponsorship to. I like offering swaps but now I will have to reconsider. Ugh. Change.

Stephanie said...

I don't charge but I don't offer re-tweets or anything like that. If I tweet a link to a post, it's because I love it!

Breenah said...

You're supposed to at least throw #ad in there if it's sponsored in any way shape or form.

I tweet and retweet posts I really like from blogs I follow so you don't have to worry about any of mine.

Hannah @Supermommy!...Or Not. said...

I'm with you on this! It's hard to know who to trust nowadays because they're probably getting paid to say what they said/tweeted/pinned. I love to help fellow bloggers and WAHM's out by sharing their content and *gasp* I do it for free!

Sara said...

So well said! As a blogging community I think we should all be sharing great content we love for FREE. I tend to like bloggers who are genuine and I think you can tell when a blogger is writing a meet my sponsor post or tweeting because they are paid to versus they just like that blogger.

Janine Huldie said...

This sucks and really didn't take a look since the update came out. Thanks for this heads up and may just do the $50 flat rate, so that I pay upfront and see how my ads do over the course of the one year to decide if I want to continue with them. I mean I could set up Paypal like I did for J9 Designs, but this is just more of a hassle. But seriously thank you for sharing this.

Rachel said...

I love this! Yes, I'll definitely be closing my Passionfruit account very soon because it doesn't make sense for me to be paying for swaps. And it seems twitter becomes a lot less trustworthy when people are being paid for tweets....

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I'm with you. I ink the changes are bad for bloggers like this. I make no money off my ads and basically swap so now I will have to manage them myself. Which I can do but honestly, it is a lot of work. And now I feel bad for complaining.


Re-tweets for all!

Lindsay said...

Ugh! I had no idea about Passionfruit. I'm going to have to look into that. So annoying!

Kimberley Tobin said...

I read about this change last night and it makes me sad! I thought they had a great service going and now I imagine they will lose a lot of users. I understand they are a business and need to make money, but really?? Paid re-tweets?!

Holly Higgins said...

This is great! I get that Passionfruit needs to make money. But, I really don't want to shell out $9/month just to primarily use it for ad swaps. I'm seriously considering my options come September.

PS - I just tweeted your post!

Shoshanah said...

There are actually laws, at least in the US, about sponsors tweets. I guess it started because of celebrities, who would tweet things for money without actually disclosing. You're supposed to actually start the tweet with #ad and then write whatever you want. I've started seeing a few celebs I follow use it, but I'm guessing it'll be a while before it really catches on.