I’ve read that bloggers are sometimes offered freebee walking gear to “review”. Not a bad way to subsidise your hobby if you’re lucky enough. Sadly I’ve never fallen into this category, probably because I’m not a well connected gear freak and because the 3 people who read the blog don’t give a monkey’s either. But sometimes the oddest things can happen so I considered my views on the subject.
I mean, would it compromise my blogging integrity to do a review?
I’m sure I had an “integrity” once, but it must have been a long time ago ‘cause I can’t remember what it looked like.
Would I be able to tell the truth or would I have to fabricate a suitable response that would reflect my client’s aspirations?
Hmm, given the content of the Fatdog “Tails” fabrication wouldn’t be too difficult an option I suppose.
But looking at it objectively who in the hillwalking world would even consider asking me to review a product?
Let’s face it anyone who knows my style (not to mention my passing acquaintance with reality) would justifiably consider it more credible to ask King Herod to write a review on local childcare facilities.
But all is not lost…Oh no!
By a strange quirk of fate the Gods have smiled benevolently upon me and an unexpected opportunity has come my way (or maybe not after this post).
A PR consultant has emailed me to ask if I have ever done reviews from a personal perspective. Interesting…nobody’s ever asked me that before.
Oooo…boots, backpacks, I need a new waterproof jacket…that’d be great.
Let’s see, what did he want me to review…
….a 16kg bag of dogfood. (sigh)