January 24, 2010

PR Friendly! Open for product reviews/giveaways


Because I love discovering new products and new sponsors and sharing them with my readers, I am always open to PR, product reviews, giveaways, etc.

I am a single Baby Boomer blogger in my 50's and I am NOT ready to be put out to pasture! I still enjoy experimenting with makeup and fashion. I love music, theatre, movies, books, anything cultural and artistic.

Because I have no children at home, I would not be interested in baby items (although I do have a niece with a toddler and a newborn who would be ecstatic to "guest review" such items for me!) but just about anything else would be welcome. I live in a tiny apartment, so space-saving products, storage products, decorating items, cooking items, appliances, etc. would all be given a thorough testing by me in order to write an honest review.

I'm also something of a tech geek, so electronics and computer items would also be welcome. Jewelry, of course! What woman doesn't love jewelry? :) Gift items are also welcome, as well as clothing and accessories.

All product review requests will be given consideration, even if they don't fall into the above parameters.

In order to give an honest review to my blog visitors, I require a non-returnable sample to use and evaluate. All reviews will be honest and of course my opinion only. If there are negatives about a product, I carefully word them in a review because I know that not everyone will have the same opinion. I do pride myself on being completely honest, so even if I gush and rave about a product it is because I feel that strongly about it!

However, I reserve the right not to write a blog review of a product if I can find nothing positive to say about it. If I cannot stand behind a product, there is no room for it on my blog. I am here to provide helpful information, not to rip something to shreds, even if it deserves (in my opinion, of course) to be ripped to shreds. Product samples provided to facilitate a review will not be returned in any case.

I also reserve the right not to review a product if I find that the blogging community is saturated with the same product. Finding fresh, innovative products is crucial to my blog review mission. I want the products no other blogs have. My "niche", if I have one, is presenting something different to my readers. This keeps them coming back time after time to see what unique things I've found.

I will use personal photos whenever possible, but may use press release/media photos if needed. Your company will receive credit for providing the product and I will provide appropriate links on my review as you request them.

Giveaways will normally run for about a week or two and are promoted here, on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites that I use for promotion. I also encourage giveaway entrants to post the info to their own blogs, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, etc. This gets even more exposure for sponsors.

Sponsors are responsible for shipping review items to me and giveaway items directly to giveaway winners. I will provide sponsor with the name and shipping address of any winner upon completion of the giveaway. Integrity is extremely important to me, and you can rest assured that I always use a random method of choosing my giveaway winners.

If you have a product to promote that you think might be a good fit with my blog, please contact me at tnshadylady @ gmail.com (delete the spaces, of course). Thank you for your consideration.


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact tnshadylady @ gmail.com

This blog accepts products gratis for review, but such product compensation will never influence the content, topics, or posts made in this blog. I may be compensated with products or services in order to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics.

Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements in the form of products or services, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those services or products.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


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