I have never reviewed another blog before. My personal take on it is that blogs should promote via viral marketing. I will probably understand if the blogger attempts to market a new unknown site but if they spend money on ads for a well established blog then I would suspect that there is something wrong with the content and/or site design.
With this idea in mind I have rejected every paid blog review request in the past until today when I got this ReviewMe email from MarkDownMom, a bargain blog for stay at home moms. The blog is a combination of news about promotions in stores like JCPenney, Kmart, and Target, mixed with frugal shopping tips and sweetened with an occasional recipe of a home made meal on a budget.
MarkDownMom is very much the opposite of ProBargainHunter where I mostly write about online shopping. While you will find an occasional online promotion, most of the deals are for brick and mortar stores, the kind of shopping my wife does a lot. There is even a review of how an online auction shop looks when visited in real world, something I would never think of writing about.
For us online freaks however, I have hand-picked a few posts that are probably not the usual kind for MarkDownMom:
- A Tekkie’s Guide to Shopping for Sales
- Sunday Deals: Free MP3 Autobooks No Foolin’
- Tech Deal of the Day: $10-$50 for Computers? No Way!
Since I am not a JCPenney type I will refrain from additional comments. If you however find yourself going into a lot of brick and mortar shops then hopefully MarkDownMom will provide you with some useful tips. Please let me know what you think about it in your comments.
This is post is sponsored by MarkDownMom via ReviewMe