This post is sponsored by ReviewMe which means I'm getting paid for writing it, allowing me, officially, to get new business cards reading "Professional Blogger." This new card will be added to my existing ones, some of which read "Internet Celebrity," "Counselor for the Lovelorn" and "Garden-Variety Jackass."
ReviewMe is a new service that matches up sponsors with bloggers. Based on what I assume is your Google Page Rank, you are assigned a dollar figure to review the chosen product, of which the blogger receives half and ReviewMe the other half. Signup is simple, though I had a moment of pause when it asked for my SSN#, but it turns out that wasn't a required field.
It will be interesting to see how this works, what sorts of advertisers will consider a relationship with this blog. You can list up to 5 keywords on the site to help them along. I'd have preferred more as I couldn't get 'infidelity' in there.
I'd like top believe I maintain an ounce of integrity and will only fell comfortable writing about products I--and by extension my obscenely attractive audience--would be interested in. No pandering, either.
The ReviewMe site is simple to navigate and is devoid of long-winded explanations and promises. Short and to the point. I suppose I'd like to know a little more about the advertising side of things, how many clients they have, etc, but I'm guessing it's still a work in progress. I'm looking forward to seeing what transpires from this even as I think a review of the site itself would be more useful after using it for 6 months or so instead of right off the bat.
Even so, I see nothing to lose here, except perhaps my dignity which amounts to very little anyway these days. Let's see what turns up.