(Melissa from ShoeString Mag and I at my BlogHer 09 book signing.)
A colleague of mine, Thursday Bram, recently brought up the touchy subject of conference sponsorships. In the Mommy blogger world, these are fairly common (I have actually attended two conferences completely free, compliments of being a Walmart Mom.) But is it all the sunshine and roses that comped bloggers make it out to be? And could it actually hurt you to ask and be given reimbursement for these events?