One of my sponsors ditched me because...?

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hello, dreamers! So, this post is going to be a little different. To make it short, I'm going to have a bit of a rant which kind of is a first timer for me here on my blog. So here goes nothing.

As you know I have a couple of Circle Lenses Sponsors. I haven't been able to make reviews like I did before because I've just had so much else going on in my life. Anyhow, I finally started to get back to blogging and I contacted most of my sponsors to ask them if they want to resume the sponsorship with me. Most of them were glad to resume the sponsorship, but one sponsor in particular declined me for the most stupid reason. I'm not going to mention any names, but you might be able to figure out who it is since I'm no longer promoting them or feature them in my Sponsor section. Anyhow. This sponsor used to be my favourite sponsor. The staff was always kind, they had so many lenses to choose from, even ones that I couldn't find anywhere else, and so many other things.

So after contacting them, first of all they didn't even know who I was. This wouldn't be that weird since they probably sponsor a lot of other people and we haven't talked for a long time, but we had a partnership for a long time and I gave them the link to all of the reviews I've done for them in the past. I was just surprised that they really didn't know who I was at all. So since they didn't know who I am they kept asking me a lot of things back and forth (How many followers I have, etc.) and they finally came to the conclusion that they don't want to resume the sponsorship because... I live in Seoul. Yeah, that was the only reason. Because apparently, they don't target to sell their products to people in South Korea right now. This was so dumb to me since my biggest audience is in Sweden and the United States anyway and I clearly told them so. They literally just told me to 'Contact us again when you move back to Sweden'.

I was disappointed and kind of hurt since I thought that this sponsor in particular would be more than happy to keep working with me. Back in the days, they even asked me if I want them to be my main sponsor, which means that I would have to end my partnership with my other sponsors but they would send me 2 pairs of lenses instead of 1 pair each month. I kinda declined since I'm really proud of all of my sponsors  and I'm so glad I did because I probably wouldn't have had any sponsors left if I did.

So, what do you think? Was my old sponsor unfair or am I just being butthurt about it? Feel free to let me know what you think or tell me if youve had any similar experiences in the comments.
Thanks for reading and bye for now!

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