Back when I was in Turkey, I was asked if I would be interested in doing a review of Cocoa Puffs Combos which paired the chocolatey puffs with vanilla puffs. The email came from someone who said she read my blog and noticed that I did reviews of products. I guess she was thinking about the posts I did where I forced my kids to try things for fun and then I took pictures of their discomfort and blogged it. She said she would send me a coupon for a free box of the cereal. Well, since I lived in Turkey, I had to decline because a coupon would do me no good since the cereal wasn’t even available there.
Several months later we were back in the states and I happened to be reading Brittany’s blog where she was giving away the Passion Wave Butterfly. Yep…a fancy name for a dildo. I laughed when I saw it and thought about that breakfast cereal coupon giveaway I could have been a part of. I commented on her post, not in hopes of winning the dildo, but because I thought it was hilarious that she was giving away dildos in comparison to my cereal. A week or so later, Eden Fantasys contacted me with the following email.
Great comments over on Barefoot Foodie about the contest we were sponsoring. I
loved it, and I dig your blog as well. If you are interested I would really
like to work with you on a review or contest. I am sure we could have some fun.
Email me anytime to talk about it more.
Either way keep up the great blogging and rock on !!!
And I laughed. Because there was no way that I could say yes. Although we had been back in the states for 4 months, we had not yet resigned from the Christian organization who was giving us a paycheck on a monthly basis. I was still married and trying to sort out what I needed to do for myself and my family. AND probably the biggest reason I needed to say no was because all of the coworkers and church friends who were rabid readers of my blog. I was already walking a fine line with them after getting a tattoo! Not only that, dealing with the realization that I was 100% a lesbian had me running from everything penis like. I wasn’t about to get one to use with or without my husband! So I politely declined. I did feel somewhat better about myself since I was now more than breakfast cereal worthy though!
Some bloggers don’t like to review products or do give-aways on their blogs. I don’t mind it. I enjoy trying new things and encouraging others to try new things as well. I am all about the adventure of it! And I have no problem giving my HONEST opinion about whatever it is that I’m asked to try. Stay tuned for a review/give away coming soon!