I suppose that I should have known this was going on, but I just got an email titled "Sponsoring a blog post," which says:
My name is Samantha and I work for a management consulting firm. We are currently in the process of growing our online presence and would like to know if we would be able to sponsor your upcoming post. The sponsorship is not a product review but rather a mention within the body or the byline of the post. Do you think we would be able to work something out?
I was a bit taken aback, as this something that would never occur to me to do or to accept. But I guess it is a little like product placements in movies or TV. Has anyone heard more about this practice? Am I being too touchy in my negative reaction?
P.S. Samantha used a gmail address and did not say what firm it was.