Monday, August 23, 2010

Young Singapore Food Blogger Demands for FREE Food

It came as a big shock to me when I learned of a young Singaporean food blogger demanded for free food at an up-scale restaurant.  (see it here)

With the proliferation of the internet, everybody can be a publisher, a food critic, and a food blogger.  What makes him think that he has the right to demand for free food?  Just because he has a blog on food?

In addition, to be objective and honest about the food you review, you should always pay for your own food, and be neutral in the whole process.  Identifying yourself as a food critic or food blogger to the restaurant you visit, what does it mean?  You wanna get some freebies?  You want to fleece the restaurant?  I don't know how much credibility a food blogger has if he doesn't pay for his own food.

Well, it is a lesson we all have to learn.

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