When I first started blogging, back in the dark ages…you know, like a year ago, I noticed something very suh-weet! Some bloggers were being given products to try out for FREE and then they’d review it on their blog.
I think the first one I ever saw was on Shannon‘s blog and it was about a Swiffer. I was blown away that companies were paying attention to bloggers! How cool to get a free Swiffer?
Does that show how much of a sahm I am?
(Well, maybe it’s just the free stuff. When I was in college, I sent off for every free sample I could find. I’d have every shampoo and coupon and lipgloss out there. That’s basically what I used the internet for–to find free stuff. Whatever.)
OK, back to blogging. I’ve been contacted a few times for product reviews. If you’ve been around even a couple of days, you know I do book reviews. I don’t know how I got hooked up with them, but I love getting free books to review! I even got some dish washing soap and some Pampers for free once!
I mean, I’m sure the total value of my free products is about $75 but still, it’s a nice gig!
Recently, I got hooked up with a PR company that wants to give me a little more than a diaper and some soap. They want to take me all the way to Cincinnati, Ohio! That’s right, I’m going to a bloggy meet-up! Oh, for which company you ask?
Oh, just a tiny little one you may have heard of…
Proctor & Gamble.
Yeah, they make Pampers! Apparently we (the 15 influential mommy bloggers) are going to get shown around the P&G (that’s what I call them…) headquarters, meet some big wigs and generally giggle and gush over being in a big group of bloggers!
Well, I’m sure it’s a little more than that. Pampers wants to, you know talk to us and educate us on their dedication to moms & babies. And show off a little, I’m sure!
So. Any Pampers fans in the house? Do you want me to tell them anything? Find out any new scoop? Or should I just snag as many diapers as I can?*
Seriously, I’m getting kind of nervous. What do I wear? What if I don’t know any of the other bloggers? Worse, what if they don’t know me?! How does a sahm talk to an executive? Will I really be able to offer anything of value to PAMPERS? And good grief, who do I need to tip?
So, it’s not Disney (still green, Jo-Lynne) but a nice gig, right?!
*uhm, we ran out of diapers last night.
Lydia’s been daytime potty trained for months.
But I just haven’t tackled the overnight thing yet.
So, I figured it was perfect timing.
DID. NOT. GO. WELL.