It’s crazy how obsessed I became with Product Reviews!
Once I realized that companies wanted bloggers to help promote their products, in doing so we would get free samples, I couldn’t help myself.
At first, I started reviewing anything and everything I liked. I pitched myself to brands and companies like it was a job, instead of a hobby. Whenever I got the chance to work with a brand, I was ecstatic and I’ve honed my review skills quite well over the past year.
But that’s not what this blog is supposed to be about.
I wanted a place to vent about my life, family, and school. Somewhere to write out whatever was on my mind. Post pictures of memorable moments in my life. I lost track of that purpose, but with realization comes change, and you’ll see that in the coming months and from now on.
Still, I’m not saying I’m not eternally grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been given this past year. I’ve worked with some amazing brands, established myself as a reliable and dedicated Product Reviewer, partnered with great companies for advertising, and am working my way to getting my blog’s name out there. Being a key resource for brands is still a goal of mine, it’s just not my main one anymore.
Now I have the choice to say no when it’s appropriate and I can pick and choose who I want to work with. I value myself more as a reviewer and I value my reputation of only recommending the best products for my readers. Things can only get better from here and I sure as hell won’t stop marketing myself to brands and trying to reach out to brands that I love.
I just have to remember that I’m a Blogger first, and a Reviewer second.
Here are 10 of my Favorite Product Reviews from the past year (in no particular order):