Saturday, February 20, 2010

Blogging Business, Baby--and a GIVEAWAY!

Let me tell you about a little thing I've signed up for. Business to Blogger. See their button over there on the right? See it? Well, I got recommended to try it out from my bloggie friend, Dawn. I decided that since a real true live friend recommended it, that I should try it. So I did.

And it's free to sign up!

And it's legit!

You can go to their site and read about them by clicking over there on the button. Long story short, they let the Average Betty Blogger have opportunities to hook up with businesses to try, review and blog about their products. It's time for some of the big name bloggers to share in the wealth and give some of us little dogs some playtime in the blogger park. Sometimes there's a monetary pay off, sometimes it's free products or services. Either way, it's a great way to promote their business and your blog. It's all good.

So....when I got my first blogger email with "Opportunities" (that's what they call them), I was so excited! I read through them and picked one I thought would be a good fit for me. So I submitted my info and **POOF** a day later I received an email saying I'd been chosen! YAY!

I very nice guy, John, from MagnaPods wanted me to try out his magnetic organizers for the bathroom. WOW! He had hit the jackpot with me! I desperately need to organize my bathroom. He sent me two of his organizers to try and when the box arrived 3 very short days later I ripped into them like a kid on Christmas morning. Here's what I got! A toothbrush holder and cosmetic organizer. Nice, modern attractive packaging--probably would appeal to most women.

So, I took them into the bathroom....


Oh yeah, I don't have a medicine cabinet in my bathroom that these cute organizers would stick to. I began to panic and freak out. I was going to fail at my first review, nice John at MagnaPods was going to hate me, no one was going to read my blog and I would go down in history as the world's worst blogger.

BUT, being the resourceful gal I am, I thought, "well shoot, I bet I could use these anyway." I'll tell ya what...these are designed wonderfully because the bottom of them are flat (as opposed to curved or rounded like other organizational products designed to be hung). So, I just decided I'll put them on my shelf in bathroom closet where all my stuff is. They worked perfectly!!! And you know what...all my stuff is WAY more organized and I know where everything is. Let me show you:

Before (man, am I embarrassed to show you that)

They are especially great for make up brushes. But you know what...I think they'd be great to hang on your refrigerator to stick pens or pencils in. Back when I was a working girl, these would've been great to have at the office to put all those small office supplies in that seem to do nothing but get lost or junk up your desk.

So, to boil it down...these little organizers are great and versatile! Go visit MagnaPods website and take a look around.

Now for the FUN part!!! Nice John at MagnaPods is giving away just what he sent me to TWO lucky Out on a Lam blog readers! Yay for you guys!!!! Here's what you need to do to enter into the giveaway. Leave me a comment--that'll get you one entry...any comment will do, you can tell me how great I am or what a dork I am or that I need to get my highlights done (yeah, I know, I'm just sayin') or that your dog pooped on your couch or that you're ready for spring. Doesn't matter--a comment=1 entry. If you want another entry, follow me on Twitter (just click on the "Tweet Like Me" link over there on the left), then come back and tell me that you're following me on Twitter. If you're already following me, just leave me a second comment telling me that. On Monday at noon, I will do the Random Number Generator thing and tell ya who the winners are. That's easy!

Good luck & Happy Organizing!!!!


Danifred said...

Love business2blogger, aren't they fabulous!!?!

texasholly said...

Super fun. Thanks for the sweet words about B2B - my favorite was "it is ligit!" - YAY!

Thankfully, my dog didn't poop on the

Danielle said...

This is too funny as I just did the exact same thing and blogged about it yesterday! You did a great job with your review!!

MommaAmma said...

This product sounds perfect for the kids bathroom. You know, since I hoard free samples of diaper cream and body wash. They are everywhere!

Thanks for sharing the info on this. I've seen so many blogger do it but never knew how to start. You did a great job! Can't wait to see your next review.

Michelle said...

these seem great.

Kathleen said...

Loving this new feature of your blog! U are perfect for the job.

Dawn said...

So sorry I'm late to come comment on this post! Eek!!

You are a wonderful blogger and reviewer. Any business would be happy to have you blog about them.