One of the booths I visited was for Nature Box, a company that delivers healthy snacks to your home. I tried the Peanut Butter Nom Noms (I’m not going to lie to you, I only tried them because of the “Nom Nom” part) and some dried pineapple that gave me the happys.
I dropped my card into their bowl (that’s not a methaphor), and late last week I got an e-mail from one of their reps. And, as usual, I proved myself incapable of being a grown-up.
Here’s what she wrote:
Thank you so much for swinging by our booth last week. I just would love to tell you that your blog name is definitely one of my favorites. I hope things are going well for you post-BlogHer. As a new and growing company, we really appreciated that you took time out of your busy schedule to snack with us
I wanted to see if you would be interested in working with NatureBox as we’d love to share more of our snacks and service with you. We would be excited to send you a box so you can really get the full NatureBox experience and possibly share with your readers and community. We also have an affiliate program- if this is something that is of interest to you, just let me know and I’d be happy to give you more information.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back!
[Very Nice Woman Who Works at Nature Box]
And here is what corporate-friendly Meredith wrote:
Hi [Very Nice Woman Who Works at Nature Box],
I really enjoyed visiting the Nature Box booth. The pineapple was KILLER.
I would be happy to talk more with you, but I am not sure that my site would, in fact, be a good match from your perspective. I am an off-the-cuff and occasionally (or more than occasionally) off-color blogger. For example, I would almost definitely start out a blog post about Nature Box by saying that, just by coincidence, Nature Box is also what I call my vagina.
So…that might not be in the comfort level of your company. But if you feel differently, feel free to get in touch.
Thanks again. Keep the pineapple flowing.
I haven’t heard back yet.
I’m starting to think I might never get that merchandising deal with Walmart. Maybe there just isn’t a market for my “alternate names for my vagina” cookware set.