Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Have Arrived

I received an email today with my very first offer to try a service for free. I was so touched! I know that it is basically just a great way for companies to get their names out there with free advertising via blogs, but it still meant something that I was deemed worthy to have such a proposition put forth to me.

I did decline. I looked on the website and got a good sense of what they were asking me to take part in before I made my decision. The particular online product which was being offered to me in the trial just didn’t feel like it was a good fit for me. It was not something that I would naturally gravitate towards and I didn’t think that I would be able to give a fair assessment of a service that did not genuinely draw my interest. The email they sent really was very nice though and it was a great feeling to be given that little bit of recognition.

Of course, I’m not a fool… If offers start coming in for me to try out new running shoes or workout clothes for free, chances are my poor readers will have to sit through a review or two!

FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 10 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 3/4 cup fat free lemon chiffon yogurt with 1 cup Vector cereal
- 1 mug coconut steamed skim milk
- 3 tortilla chips with spinach, artichoke, and Parmesan dip
- 5 cups spinach salad with grilled shrimp, bacon bits, toasted almonds, onion, roasted red peppers, and bacon vinaigrette dressing
- 2 homemade tuna cakes

EXERCISE:
- 25 minute workout video

11 comments:

  1. :) congrats. I too have turned down offers for advertising/ reviews/ services that I didn't think were a good match. I think integrity is very important.

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  2. That is soo cool :-) I would love to try out a new Garmin watch!!!

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  3. How exciting for you! I am like you though, I have to want to try it. I sure wish I would have some workout clothes or shoe people ask me too! I certainly would put them to the test with my workouts! :-)

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  4. Super duper! That's very exciting!!!

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  5. That is really exciting! congrats!

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  6. Congrats!

    Out of curiosity, did the online product rhyme with babit manger? I got an email from them as well and was leaning towards decline, as I felt that the online service wasn't really something I'd likely feel comfortable encouraging my readers to check out.

    Congrats again!

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  7. So far for me it has just been soup but I would like to get shoes or clothes! :-)

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  8. I've turned down a couple of items, too. But if the Snuggie people ever come calling, I'm all over that!!!

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  9. It's so weird to have something like that offered, but really nice at the same time.

    Yes, Hadley, that's who contacted me! I definitely agree with your assessment, but I still felt flattered to recieve the email.

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