So...this blog post is solely for the purpose of full disclosure. And not without much guilt. And LOTS of thinking and mulling things over. Which is unusual for me. Because I rarely think. Much less mull.
I got an e-mail last week from a woman who works for CSN stores (which includes mail boxes). She wanted to know if I wanted to review (and, therefore, receive) something of my choice from any of their stores.
Two things ran through my head:
1) FREE STUFF!!!
2) BUT. I have to devote two posts to this: a teaser post, with a link to the site, and a second "review" post once I receive the object.
To be completely honest, I really struggled with the decision. Because my blog? Is not very commercial. At all. There aren't any adds. While I triple-puffy-heart blog followers (and live for comments), they're not my main motivation to blog. (Well, that's sort of a lie. LOVE ME! FOLLOW MY BLOG! COMMENT!)
My main motivation to blog is so that ten or five hundred years from now I can look back and see what I was like way back when. Because I love being able to do that from September 2007 when I first started Ye Olde (Online) Nanny Diaries. And I love to talk. A lot.
My point is...this is my blog, and I love it and you all (SO MUCH, I'd marry you all if I could), and I was terrified that you all wouldn't like it if I did this whole review-and-I-get-something-free thing.
I really struggled. Because I know how I've felt watching blogs I love get all commercialized. And they change. And I don't like it.
Specifically, in my case, I chose a free lamp. Specifically, this lamp (in "grass" with the "snowflake" shade).
I really, really went back and forth on saying yes to this. I totally understand if you hate that I did this. I totally understand if you think it's super cool that I did this (FREE STUFF!). I totally understand if you love the lamp so much that you go out and buy one yourself.
I don't anticipate getting many more offers to review (and receive) free stuff. But this one...this worked out. I needed a second lamp for my dorm room. And this one is awesome, and I really like it.
I promise not to go all commercialized on you guys. Promise promise promise. Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.
SO I'm leaving the comments open on this post. I'd really love to know if you hate that I'm doing this. Because if you do, sweartojeebus I won't do this ever again. Because though this blog is mine...because you read it, it's your blog too.