There’s a fairy floating around the food blog world and I crack up every time I see the name. I got a tweet from @fairyhobmother the other day that made me laugh and since then I’ve seen Fairy Hobmother visiting blogs, tweeting and getting up to all sorts of mischief with his pixie dust.
The Fairy Hobmother is a guy. Seriously. He’s a very clever guy too. He works for the big site, appliancesonline.co.uk, one of the biggest providers of gas cookers or any kind of appliances you could think of. I said gas cookers because although everyone tells me induction is the way to go, I hate the scratches and having to be so careful not to damage the surface. Give me a gas stove anytime please.
I have a ceramic one in this house and it’s less than a year old and I’ve buggered it up already. Our housesitter burnt something on it and I just couldn’t get it off. So I soaked and scrubbed and well.. scrubbed the white lines on one of the elements. I’m not proud of it but hey, once it’s done it’s buy a new cooktop. It works just fine, it’s just unsightly.
Anyway, back to Fairy Hobmother. I’m writing this post because I think Matt Mitchell is really putting his business in front of heaps of eyes just by being clever. Here’s one of his tweets – see what I mean?
I am not the Fairy Gobmother, nor am I the Hairy Fobmother; they have their own pixie missions which do not involve joy…
Who doesn’t like a pixie spreading joy?
I’m the Fairy Hobmother, spreading light and joy throughout the blogosphere with the help of talented bloggers like you.
I stumbled across your blog today and thought that you deserved a reward for your bloggish efforts. I’d like to send you a gift in the form of an Amazon voucher.
All that I’d ask is that you mention me and a little bit about my mission in one of your blog posts. I don’t need much, just a brief note, and as an added bonus if any other bloggers comment on the post it may entice me to visit them too!
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in please let me know and I’ll get things moving this end.
In the mean time take care, and keep up the good work!
I think we could all learn a lot about promotion by following this guy around. He might know a lot about appliances, I don’t know but I’m certain he knows a LOT about social networking and promoting sites.
As for me, I’m going to watch him and learn.