I am a proponent of keeping my eyes on my own paper. It’s nearly always a best practice. Sometimes I cannot help myself.
I was put off a bit by a recent intersection of blog-decor-land with St. Jude’s Hospital.
I have the highest regard for St. Jude’s – their care of their patients and their patients families is unequaled. I just found it entirely distasteful that words like “influencers” were part of the conversation around children living with and dying of cancer, especially since these “influencers” were sponsored by a carpet company. It suddenly became about how fantastic this carpet company is rather than St. Jude’s.
Everyone has their platform, but I don’t like the commercial approach to expensive luncheon = helping people. It’s just an expensive lunch, unless someone brings the checkbook. I hope the carpet company brought theirs. As for the blog-decor-land writers, it’s an easy filter. I was disappointed, though. I love to make a sale, probably more than most people, but I can’t imagine co-opting an opportunity via a cancer hospital.
These families need support on the other side of treatment – best case. I don’t let myself think about worst case. I don’t think high end flooring is the first thing on their minds.
That’s just me, though.