I have been freaking busy as you can most probably tell from my lack of updates. But something nice I’ve received in my inbox this week which I thought I would like to
We were wondering if you could add a link to Novica Jewelry on your website?
Novica is a wonderful company if you haven’t heard of us. We’re associated
with National Geographic and we give artists around the world a place to
express their artistic talents. In fact, many of our most popular jewelry
designers are women. Busarin, our most popular artist, lives and works in
Please let me know. We’d be happy to send you a complimentary piece of
jewelry for your time.
For those who have followed Viva Woman right at the beginning, you may remember that I’ve blogged about Novica’s jewelries and bags way earlier. As a matter of fact, I already have them listed in my resources page.
So I didn’t quite mind putting Novica’s jewelry link up but I had no plans on putting it on my homepage which is meant for paid links. And frankly, I didn’t know what to make out of the complimentary jewelry he mentioned.
I sent him an email confirming that I have put up their link within my page on resources and since it isn’t prime space, I thought he might not be too happy with my proposal. But guess what he replied me?
Thank you so much! I noticed that you also posted about the pop-top bags
Here’s a $100 gift certificate from us at Novica. Just type in
“XXX” during checkout when it asks for Gift Certificate or promotion
Purchase of Sale items? Yes
Would it be possible to do a post on our relaunched jewelry page? We
totally revamped the navigation and organization of our jewelry. Currently,
we’re offering free shipping on many jewelry items in time for Mother’s
Day. Let me know what you think.
Holy freaking cow. US$100 worth of handmade jewelries in gemstones for me to choose just for putting up his website on my resources page! That’s quite alot to me for not doing much. I know the value of Viva Woman and what’s its worth. That site has a page rank of 4 and no way can it command a textlink with that sort of value. And note that this is not tied in to his latter request for me to write up about them. It was a by-the-way-if-you-don’t-mind-doing-it-thingie.
US$100 is not much but still, my blog has been recognised and that’s a milestone. So of course I’m over the moon. Now you know why I’m so shameless in pimping my blog and why I desperately want to win awards? Wow, just imagine I might get offers from cosmetic and skincare companies to review their products for free. That would be a blogging dream come true!
Anyway, for what he has offered, I’m going to put up Novica’s link on my homepage for awhile and also do a write-up on his revamped site later.
But first, I’m going jewelry shopping first! And if you haven’t seen their site, their stuff are lovely, especially those made by the Thai artisans.