When I want to buy something new, I usually look for a product review on-line. Whether it’s something big like a washing machine or as small as batteries, you can find a review to help make your decision. There’s always someone willing to take the time to tell you something was a waste of their hard-earned money or that it was worth every penny they spent. That is one wonderful thing about technology. We can be better consumers because we can easily identify quality products and shitty ones.
There’s another “genre” of product reviews altogether: the fictional review. There are people who take the time to write up a completely fabricated story and review of a product. Many times these relate to whimsical products. The levels of creativity that go into these reviews can be amazing. I laughed out loud several times reading them. (Just google “funny product reviews” and you’ll get a bunch on amazon.com.) Which brings me to another wonderful part of technology: when people share their funny stuff and the rest of us get to read it.
That brings me to this week’s Blogger Idol post … we were given a product to review. Good times!! I shared some (fabricated) insights into the (possibly) amazing Uni-Corn Corn Holders:
I can say that I had fun writing this one! The Boy and Hubbinator both laughed out loud reading it. (The Girl was pretty sick when I was writing / editing and didn’t have the energy to help with this one, but I imagine that she’ll have a good chuckle when she reads it this week!)
I hope you’ll check it out! And while you’re checking it out, I’d love it if you’d cast a vote–or two or three–for me.
I’ve made it into the Top Five. Top 5!!! Wow! I’m still stunned! Of over 200 writers who submitted audition pieces, I was selected as one of 13 Contestants. And now I’m in the Top 5 … thanks to you for your support and votes!! That’s really exciting for me–and a bit of a boost that I actually have some writing chops. That this isn’t just me farting around on a blog … this is a legit gig!
There is one tiny snag: out of the five of us left, I am probably the “smallest” blogger. I’ve only been doing this for eight months, so I don’t have a huge following. I don’t have a big fan base to pull votes from each week.
What I lack in number of followers, I can say I make up for in passionate and dedicated people who have been supporting me in this endeavor. I need you as much as I ever have! You can vote NOW through 11:59 p.m. CST Thursday, November 21st. Just click right HERE and you’ll be at the Blogger Idol page. Scroll down to the little blue ballot box, fill in the dot next to Real Life Parenting and hit Vote!!!
Don’t forget that you can vote once per IP address … so that means you can vote once from your home computer, work computer, smart phone, iPad, laptop, your neighbor’s computer, their smart phone … just keep voting!! And keep spreading the word! The more votes I can get, the more likely I’ll be to make it to the next round!
Thank you so much for your support through this. It’s meant more than I can say!