Friday, November 20, 2009

Just a Little about Me and this Here Blog

So let me tell you a little about myself. OK never mind, you probably don’t care about who I am, only what I do as it relates to this blog. I am the “try-er of all things”. I have spent most of my working career in marketing and business development and I have a background in psychology so naturally I am curious about advertising, what works, what doesn’t work, why it works and whether it’s all just a crock-a designed to make you, the general public feel enough discomfort from not having the item in question that you need to run out immediately and procure it.

I have had the luxury of being able to try many different products not necessarily because I was swayed by advertising to do so, but simply because I wanted to. I found my shampoo by purchasing multiple small bottles of every brand I have ever wanted to try and testing them all. I found my preferred toothpaste, vodka, laundry detergent and face scrub the same way. I do not purchase as my parents do, nor as my friends do. I simply purchase what I think I want to suit some need that I think that I have. I drop products that I think don’t work (or that I think no longer work) and I try other products when I think they will perform better. Sometimes the products succeed and I am hooked for life, and sometimes they fall terribly short. This is what this blog is about.

We are inundated with products in this ever so disposable world of ours, all of which insist that they will make our lives easier, or make us more attractive, or give us more free time, or find us a date, or make our multiple body odors go away. My question has always been, do these products do what they say? Will this really make your teeth whiter, or your lashes longer or your skin smoother after only 14 days? Will this really make you thinner or make you poop without cramping or change your life 1000%? Will this detergent really free you up to spend more time with your children and will these treats make your dog love you more? Maybe. Maybe not.

I am not here to slam any product or product type or brand. I am not the Better Business Bureau or Consumer Reports. I don’t have any formal method of testing or trying anything. I will not tell you what you should or should not purchase. What I will do is share with you my experiences as to what I have purchased. And I can tell you that my experiences are real. I’m not a contractor or a beautician so when I report on cosmetics or tools I can tell you from a real person’s perspective what the skinny is.

All I am is one person who has tried a lot of products and who, (as it so happens) is married to an infomercial junky. As a result I have a great deal of information to reveal about whether products you see actually stack up to their claims. I am not sponsored by anyone and my opinions are unbiased. I will tell you what works and what doesn’t work. I will tell you what the commercials and infomercials don’t tell you. I will tell you what I think. These are only my views and nothing more.

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