Saturday , June 22 2024

New Blogcritics and the Advent of “free stuff for bloggers”

Perhaps you remember the original concept of “free CDs for bloggers”.

Blogcritics celebrates its 2nd anniversary in August, and as it turned out we were way ahead of our time: the concept that record companies, DVD distributors, book publishers, etc., would provide review material for bloggers was met with slack jaws from the companies, who barely knew what blogs were, let alone saw them as valuable marketing outlets.

Now things have changed – blogs are hot, people are aware of them. We have a system in place whereby review material from dozens of labels, publicists, publishers, concert promoters, DVD distributors, movie studios, etc are now available to our members, free of charge. We only ask that they be reviewed. Our review material database has hundreds of items listed and only about half of them have been claimed at any given time. New material is added daily.

We truly now do provide “free stuff for bloggers.” We are actively looking to increase our membership. We would love for you to join Blogcritics and/or tell your readers about our new review material program. Free stuff is good – everyone wins.

We cover music, books, film, TV, video, politics, technology, the Internet, just about everything. We can always use reviews, news (with some thoughts of your own) and commentary on any of these subjects.

About the only stipulations we have are that you maintain a blog of your own and that you give a good effort: we are, after all, “a sinister cabal of superior bloggers on music, books, film, popular culture, and technology.”

We would also like you to try to contribute at least once a week – the more you contribute, the more you get out of it, but this is a suggestion, not a rule. Blogcritics is an excellent way to get wider exposure for your blog, your writing, your ideas, and now to get free CDs, DVDs, concert tickets, books, etc.

I look forward to hearing from you. Just send me an email (see the front page) with your name, blog URL, and your primary areas of interest and we’ll get you signed up. Thanks so much for reading and for your interest.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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