Wow, what an awesome day, it is Martin Luther King Day and it is also inauguration Day too. Plus, I don’t have to work, so I get off a day. It is very usually for me to have a Monday off. So I am super excited. I was able to catch up on a lot of things. Especially, since my children had school today.
So let’s see, I was able to get my haircut today which I really needed. As my hair dresser said you lost a lot of hair enough for three people. It feels so good to have all that weight off. I love my new style. It is easy to take care of and it is stylish. My dh is not that thrilled about it as he loves long hair.
I am on a little bit of a soapbox this morning. As each of my dedicated readers know. I have been writing product reviews for almost five years. I post them on this blog and share them with you. I recently became a product review for a certain company, I will not be naming them here. I had to apply for the position and after much prayer I felt lead to apply for the position. I received notification that I had been chosen which overjoyed me. Then I received what I call all the red-tape. All the procedures, instructions, rules and such. I even received a mentor someone to help me along the way. WOW.
I wrote my first review submitted it to my mentor, now mind you I did this during the holiday season and after being released from the hospital when they thought I was having a heart attack. I received her suggestions with a humble heart and quickly and efficiently changes my post and let it go live. Then about a week or so ago, I receive an email from someone higher up in this companies organizational chain that I was not following one of the rules set out before me in all the paperwork. Was I still interested in participating.
Well of course, I am still interested, I mean the Lord does not open a door for you if He is not going to walk with you through it. So I responded. Apparently, I am supposed to fill out each form that comes open for a product even if that product does not meet my needs, my children’s needs or is something that we will use. I have a problem with this. I can’t in good faith apply to review a product that I know I would never use. Would that be fair to the manufacturer? To send out a product to someone who does not want the product, and also does not see how it could fit into our schedule? I mean I can force myself to use this product but how productive is that going to be? If I was the manufacturer I wouldn’t want to send out costly products to people to review that I knew were not going to use them to begin with. So I have to force myself to use this product that I would never purchase on my own and then I have to write a review for said product. I have to also tell what I liked about the product, how my children liked the product, how we used it and for how long we used it and the list goes on.
Then, I think the nail in the coffin was I was told I need to visit the message board each day. Okay, I have a part-time job, a husband, three little girls, an elderly father that I take care not to mention a house and part-time homeschooling. Do I have time each day to log in to a message board and count myself present? No. I don’t log into Twitter each day, I don’t check my blog each day, the only thing I do, do each day is spend quiet time with the Lord on a consistent basis. The next thing I was told is that I need to become more familiar and join social media outlets. Like Facebook. First of all I don’t belong to Facebook, and if you do that is your preference. I have been asked by my dh to avoid Facebook and I am submitting to his head of the household status and complying with his request. So why should I have to go against the wishes of my husband and join social media networks just to review products? I shouldn’t, is the first answer that comes to mind.
So I am asking each of my faithful friends and subscribers to join me in a season of prayer. I truly felt led of the Lord to become a reviewer for this company, but now I am having serious doubts. There are so many rules, regulations and hoops that you are required to jump through that any fun in the process has been squashed. I am not seeing how doing this would honor God, and my family. So please pray for wisdom for me and help me to pray for wisdom each day. This is a tough decision.
Until Next Time,