Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tried It Tuesday

I have decided that I am going to start a weekly event, starting next Tuesday. I chose Tuesday, because I find this to be one of my slower days in terms of posting and because I liked the sound of 'Tried it Tuesday' better than anything I could pair with the other days; although Found it Friday was a close consideration. I wanted to give you a week's notice, so that if you wish to participate you can plan ahead.

When it comes to new products, I have always been an early adopter. (learn more here.) I may not always be the very first to try it (that would make me an innovator), but am intrigued by new products and frequently purchase new products of interest/use to me shortly after becoming aware of them. Many times, new products go unnoticed until an ad on TV or in a magazine, a mention in an article, a coupon in my Sunday paper or a display at my store have brought them to my attention. Those items that pique my interest, I learn more about. Once I have gathered more information, I weigh the value of the product to me (do I think it is worth trying for the price). As long as I consider it a good value, I will try the product. After trying it, the evaluation of its value is again under review. Did it perform to my expectations or beyond? This is what influences my future purchase decisions (although, coupons, sales, etc. certainly help to influence my purchase pattern)

Over the past few months, as I have immersed myself in the world of blogging, both as a blogger and a follower, I have found many new items to try that I might not have otherwise found. Some of these have come from reviews I have read on other blogs. Some products I discovered through their participation in a promotion at CVS or another store. Some have come to my attention through coupons available on a multitude of sites, including the manufacturer's site. Some have come through my participation in other projects like Bzz Agent, Vocal Point, She Speaks, One 2 One, First Taste and similar programs.

Now, I would like to share with you some of the gems I have found recently. I may also share items that I have always used, because I like them that much.

Starting next Tuesday, I will share with you my experiences with a product that I have tried/used. I invite you to share your experiences with the same item or with other items through comments or by sharing a link to your blog through Mr. Linky.

I am looking forward to learning about products that you have tried and whether you find them to be of good value.


Anonymous said...

(My Ring Around the Blog Comment)
This sounds like a great idea. I can't wait to hear some of your reviews! I know since I started seriously couponing and blogging, I have tried a lot of new things that I really love! It's a great benefit of using online resources and coupon deals! Good luck with this new feature.
Jen--Cents in the Cities