What is this place?
Well, I’ve wanted a place to share essential stuff with the world for a while, but my main blog just doesn’t feel like the right place. I always feel really awkward when I post about products or services there, because it just doesn’t really resonate with the rest of the voice over there.
So I thought I’d create a space JUST for that stuff. And here you are!
However, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t ramble on a bit more before we get to the good stuff, so here’s a little bit more:
- Anything listed here, for the time being, is stuff I use for real in my everyday life. It’s stuff I love, or that makes my life easier, or that is just quirky and fun. I’m not going to go through online shops and just post stuff I like or that I think is pretty–there are a ton of other blogs that do that better than I ever could. This is all based on real usage.
- For the time being, this is all stuff I currently own, have bought with my own money, started using of my own free will, or downloaded because I thought it was neato.
- That being said, I’m not opposed to product pitches. BUT, if PR people start sending me stuff to review (HA!), I will only post things once I’ve used them, if I find them awesome and feel you NEED to know about them. I have no plans for this to become a PR driven site. It’s called The Essentials, not The Stuff That Other People Are Sending Me So I’m Obliged To Post About Them.
- There will be mom stuff, kid stuff, house stuff, financial stuff, clothes stuff, and more. It’s basically whatever I feel like whenever I come across a product, service, or tip that I think you guys might like to know about.
I’ve got a couple of fun ideas building, but let’s wait until I’ve got things in a rhythm before we break those out. But keep your eyes open for a few new announcements in the coming weeks as I get this bad boy off the ground.
Ready? Here we go.
P.S. If you see anything wonky, please let me know. I do all the coding myself and this one gave me quite a headache for some reason, so if I missed anything I REALLY want to know!
UPDATE: Comments appear to be fixed now, but please let me know if anyone is still having problems!