October 27, 2009

First BlogHer Review Post

I have posted my first paid BlogHer review, and I hope it will reassure anyone who wondered if a review could be both paid and non-butt-kissing. But now I have Nervous Tummy (TM Tess) and wish I had spent more time emphasizing the positive, rather than emphasizing the MONEY part so much and at such length. I even did MATH PROBLEMS. For SEVERAL PARAGRAPHS.

Well. Perhaps you would be willing to click your little mice all over the whole post so that Sonicare will not regret this entire arrangement. Perhaps you will win the $100 Visa gift card for your merciful actions. (I am kind of excited to think of one of you winning it!) And for those of you who like Stuff About Big Families, there's a photo of seven toothbrushes in a cluster. Thrill!

Also, has it been about a million years since I posted a photo of Henry? I thought so.

Celebrating first review post with fast food

16 comments:

el-e-e said...

Love your review, and love your tagline on that site, "Paid but Honest." LOLZ. :)

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

I liked your first review very much! It was well-written, and sounded very much like Yourself which is what I think matters!

I felt a little thrown though... could I still comment over there discussion-style even if I'm not entering the contest (Je Suis Canadienne) or should I not comment at all?

I will comment here: Your gleaming white counter tops were immaculate and beautiful AND, did you also wash up your toothbrushes so they'd be free of toothpaste gunk? I'm IMPRESSED. Also: having your kids lay down for toothbrushing is GENIUS.

Also: That's a freakin' expensive system, non? LOL. I don't even have an electric toothbrush myself, I typically just use the Free toothbrush I get every 6months at my regular dental appointments (replaced earlier only if I get sick or anything).

Marie Green said...

OH, Swistle, now I'm on to you. I KNOW you are a fake, because that is NOT the same baby you were just posting newborn pictures of, like, last month. Ok, fine, coulda been 2 months ago. But I remember it so clearly- the teeny weeny foot with the big bandaid. The first glimpse of a Swistle body part (your hand).

So, give it up. Who are you, really? ;)

(I'm going over to the review site right now).

Jenni said...

that is one cute kid. where'd you get that awesome dino hoodie? my 2 y.o. would go nuts for it.

Jen said...

Super-cute dino hoodie (and super cute boy too)!!

Alice said...

oh, i thought the review was lovely! it didn't seem heavy on the money part to me - seemed HONEST about the money part. i hope we provide enough clicks to get you a raise! :-)

Swistle said...

El-e-e--I'm thinking of changing it to "Paid But Not Butt-Kissy."

Steph the WW- I'm not sure about it either. I think what you could do is comment over there but mention in your comment that you're not entering. That way you're, like, in the discussion, but if your name got drawn we'd know to choose another name.

Marie Green- I KNOW! I keep getting him confused with Edward.

Jenni- It was at Old Navy, but unfortunately a couple of season ago---I think it was in their spring line. EBay, maybe?

Shelly Overlook said...

I agree with what Marie Green said. Where did the BABY go?

& your review was great!

d e v a n said...

Loved the review and Henry? Adorable!

TJ said...

Excellent first review. I like how you balanced the whole "Wow, what a lovely toothbrush" with the cost. Because while I like my teeth and all, there sure are a whole lot of other things I could spend that money on.

Phil used to buy a new toothbrush every few weeks. Now I give him the squinty eye and force him to suffer through for a couple of months at a time. Maybe if toothbrush parts were ridiculously expensive (though it's not like he's buying a new Oral-B every time he wants one, he gets one of those vibratey ones every time, like we're made out of toothbrush money), he would slow down in his toothbrush consumerism.

mamarose said...

Love the dinosaur hoodie! We are obsessed with dinosaurs over here, thanks, Dinosaur Train.

Good review! I'm still trying to figure out how you convince your kids to lay down to brush their teeth. Fascinating system. At what age do you introduce the electric toothbrush?

cassie said...

ZOMG! My 3 year old nephew would so try to beat up Henry for that hat. Where are you guys?!?
Oh, I read your review, loved it.

Swistle said...

Mamarose- I've introduced the electric earlier and earlier with each kid. With the first two kids, I think they were 5 and 3 before I got some electric toothbrushes on clearance and tried them out. The twins were 1 or 2, I think. And Henry has always had an electric.

Cassie- Burger King. (Mmmmmmmm, fish sannnnnnndwich.)

Shelly said...

He is SO CUTE!!! And I love the dinosaur hoodie, too.

Sally said...

Haven't read the review yet but I had to say - We have that Old Navy dino hoody too! Its super cute on my boy also.

Ok, going to read the review now.

Leah Rubin said...

That was cool-- you did a great job on the review!