Lucky Mom

Nov. 15, 2006

Writing Reviews

This Is A Paid Review (I'm so not kidding!)

I’ve written several 'Lucky Mom reviews' for books I’ve read or products I've used for which I had an opinion and shared it here on my site. Like, Lunch Lessons , Three Baby Products I Love and Dial Up Baby Monitor (wtf?) among others.

Sadly, I’ve never been paid.

Until now. O.k. I can’t really call it being paid as it’s barely more than enough to get a few lattes at Starbucks but I’m going to do it anyhow. I hope you’ll bear with me on this as it’s actually a pretty interesting concept if it works out for them.

Them being Reviewme.com

ReviewMe is a website/service where a blogger can write reviews on their own sites and be paid by advertisers.

Now, this would be of no interest to me if I was advised that in order to write a review and be paid, I would have to say only nice things.

I would rather cough up the coffee dough myself than say nice things about something I don’t like.

For example: Book Review: "I Hate Other People's Kids": Cute title, not so good read.

Right? Right.

But this ReviewMe gig says you just have to review and write. Good or bad.

So, I’m going to give this a try. We’ll see if any advertisers actually choose my site for product/service review.

If I am selected, I promise I won’t write boring, dumb stuff about uninteresting or unrelated-to-my-site’s-target-audience, products and/or services.

Well, unless they pay me a crap load of money and then I might have to slip one in. Have mercy on me, I’m a new mommy again.

6 Comments Posted (Add Yours)

1

Go for it, Kristine. I sense there's a writer in you who is begging to be let out! You have such a good sense of humor (and honesty) - I love reading your stuff. Think of all the "writers" in the Olson family. You're the only one so far who is any good! So, go girl and have fun.

2

Good luck in this, and enjoy the ride.

3

Have great fun with this!

4

Good plan... why not? I love reading your stuff anyway.

btw- I like the term "coffee dough"... although I can't imagine coughing it up.

-E

5

Let's hope I actually get some folks that care what the h_LL I think about their products.

6

I enjoy reading your stuff & I don't have any small children at home. It's just good reading. A