Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Dangers of Un-Analyzed Data

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," basically a Pagan site with way too much tasteless humor to give Paganism a good name. Yes, we are pretty much ignored by the serious folk. But we aren't ignored by everyone.

Witness this email that came to my inbox today:

Hi there, 

My name is [name delted by blogger]. I'm the Community Outreach Coordinator for [fashion company deleted by blogger]. It's hard to believe that summer is finally winding down, but that means that the fall fashion season is right around the corner! We're super excited for fall colors, so we came up with a great infographic to help you transition from your favorite summer brights into some beautiful fall shades. 

With that in mind, we'd like to get your take on transitioning to fall colors. We're asking bloggers like you to pick a fall shade of nail polish, and create a stunning look that highlights that color! Feel free to create a styleboard showing what items you'd wear or beauty products you'd use to compliment your fall inspired color, then challenge one of your friends to do the same. We'll be picking some of our favorite posts each week to share on social media, and once the fall season really gets underway, we'll be sharing some of the very best posts on our blog as well. 

We're only offering our infographic to a select group of bloggers, so we'd love to have your participation! Please let me know if you'd be interested in taking part and I can send it over for you to use in your post. 

Hope to hear from you soon, 

[name deleted by blogger]
Community Outreach Coordinator, [fashion company deleted by blogger] 
[email of home page of company]

Well, by golly, I'm up for that! Here's my shade of nail polish:

It's literally called "wet cement."

No time for the styleboard, sorry, but I would be wearing this with attire in the colors of our school's mandatory student uniform. This uniform is composed of a gray or maroon polo shirt, black pants, and a maroon or gray hooded sweatshirt. I wear these colors every day. Although this is a fall-specific request, I find these colors easiest to wear in deep midwinter.

How did I get into a select group of fashion bloggers? It could only be the number of pageviews I get every day for my Pagan content. I get that number of pageviews because I've been blogging nonstop since 2005 and have over 2,000 posts online, every topic imaginable except fashion. When it comes to fashion, I'm strictly a faerie cosplayer or just simply ... simply attired.

You know what else is annoying about this randomly data-driven email? There's not one single offer for me, the blogger, except a possible profile on their blog. No free cosmetics, no sample swatches, nada. Even if I was into fashion, why should I provide content for them?

I'm going to make a new label, because I have been getting a fair number of 


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, if Ellen Degeneris can shill for makeuo, so can you!


I get weird requests for weird stuff.I just ignore them..I'm 70 what are they going to do?

mary said...

Ditto what Debra said. I get really tired of celebrities who advertise stuff you know they don't care about. At least you'll like your gray nails