I thought I was doing really well at this positive attitude malarky but I haven’t got it under control just yet. I was doing so well until today, I thought I’d been asked to speak at an event – I was thrilled at the beginning but I didn’t get a reply to the email that was sent weeks ago saying I’d be delighted.
Today I see that speakers were being announced so I sent another email and got this reply:
“we appreciate your willingness to speak at the event however since we initially reached out to speakers we have been fully booked out. I hope you have a nice weekend. “
To be honest I’m quite angry at the reply, it makes it sound like it was I who had approached them and not the other way around. I asked my fellow bloggers and they advised me that the first email I got was just a generic one, that they weren’t actually asking me directly. So this is where Negative Nancy comes in “Of course they weren’t asking you, sure what do you know about anything anyway. They probably sent the email in error and regretted it as soon as it was sent.”
There was, as far as I know, no payment involved. The talk was about Instagram which I know a fair bit about (Negative Nancy tells me otherwise) and also Instagram for business. I run a couple of business Instagram accounts but they might not have been aware of this. I do think it’s bad form that they couldn’t have contacted me sooner without me having to chase things up. I feel bloody stupid now to be honest.
It’s a shame because it sounded like a great event and I would have been thrilled to be involved and spread the word but, for now, I’ll crawl back under my rock.