I don't know about other bloggers but I feel like this question is bouncing round the internet far to much recently. There are so many people that when I tell them about my blog they ask if I get sent any free stuff. I get that to some people it's interesting but when they ask "If I start a blog will I get free stuff" a little bit of my soul dies (This is possibly a little dramatic) I understand that getting free stuff is good and it's definitely one of the perks of being a blogger. But we must also remember how much hard work we put into our content and we spend a hell of a lot of time and money on making sure our blog is the best it can be.
I was writing my blog for over a year before a PR contacted me and told me that they wanted to work with me, my hard work paid off and it was something that I was incredibly proud of. However if that is your only motivation for writing a blog then it shows. It does come across in your writing that all you want is free stuff. Don't measure your blogs worth through PR samples.
I'd love to know what some other bloggers think about PR!