It is amazing to me how often people send me messages wanting me to promote their blog, website, product, etc. This is an unexpected by-product of writing this blog. I began this blog simply to help others in their quest to save money and give myself an outlet for the many random thoughts that course through my mind every day.
I understand that having others promote your whatever is good for business so I get why people email and ask. What I don’t get is why they ask me. I mean, c’mon folks, this blog is hardly at the top rank in Google.
Let me be clear here, I know that there are many other blog writers who get free items from companies simply for them to review on their blog and I am not against doing that. But, one thing these folks should understand before they ask me for a review is that I will be honest. I am that way even in my real life. Many people, especially my family members, have told me that I am too honest. I tend to hurt people’s feelings. But I figure if people didn’t want to know the truth then they wouldn’t ask me what I think.
So, I suppose this post could be taken as a warning post for anyone wanting me to review their product or support their site. Don’t ask unless you want brutal honesty. If you send me a free product in return for a review on this blog, make certain that your product works the way it is advertised. If I think it is great, I will be glad to write a glowing review but, and this is a big BUT, if it sucks, I will write that as well.
And for you faithful readers, you can rest assured that if you see me supporting another blog, website, or product that I am doing so because I truly believe in it. The sites that I link to here are the sites that I truly read and support.
If you are a blogger, I would love to hear your experiences with reviews. Feel free to add your comments and share your experiences, both good and bad.