BeckyandJames Do Reviews

Today I finally posted my first official review on our new review blog; BeckyandJames Do Reviews.

Back in April I mentioned in my Pinocchio Review I mentioned that I love to do reviews and that I was thinking about starting a dedicated blog to avoid saturating this blog with products.

There has been a lot of talk recently about working with PR, reviews, monetisation and all that surrounds brands and blogs and I have to admit it has made me somewhat uncomfortable. I don’t want to be seen as greedy and out to get whatever freebies I can as that is certainly not the case. The decision to start this blog was made because I found myself loving everything reviewing entailed. I also don’t want this post (which I had planned to run today in conjunction with our launch) to sound like I am trying to explain myself in light of these recent discussions.

I discovered a passion for sharing honest experiences, thoughts and opinions. Not that I don’t do that here about life, but being able to offer something that might help another make a decision appeals to me. Not to mention wanting to shine a light on relevant, positive and innovative companies; in particular Work at Home Mums who might want some extra exposure.

I have also needed ‘something’ outside of life as a mum. Testing, photographing, researching and writing up the reviews made me feel, a little, like I was ‘working’ and that made me feel good.

Being married to a constant ‘reviewer’ I also know how invaluable another person’s point of view can be. James simply doesn’t buy anything without first doing his research. Personal experience – from a reputable source – has helped us make decisions from which fridge to buy, where to stay, what car to purchase, what bike we’ll get Ellie… the list goes on (and on). I like to think that I will be offering parents a place to find great movies, experiences, toys, technology and so much more.

I also hope to be able to cover a great scope of products by branching out.

It’s been a long road to here and I’m excited that we’re up and running. I hope you guys will support me in this new endeavor. And if you have something you would like reviewed let me know!

4 Comments

  1. Good luck with the new blog!

  2. Looks great Becky – well done and all the very best with it 🙂

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