Welcome to The Essentials!

by Essentials on May 4, 2010

in The Essential Products

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


Sound good?

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!

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