Tuesday, 17 August 2010


I haven't been feeling too well over the past few days and, without going into too much detail, I have been constipated.

I feel like an over inflated balloon.  I called NHS direct last night and they said that my headache (which I have also had since Saturday) is probably as a result of my 'problem' and told me to take a laxative and if that didn't work to go and see my doctor.

Well the good news this morning is that the laxative has worked (and how) so hopefully I will get back to normal soon.

I had an email yesterday from a software company offering to pay me to write a review of their product on this blog.  I will be honest and say that in future, if I get approached I will do so (making the post obvious that I am getting paid) and that any reviews I write will be unbiased and honest.  The reason I didn't take them up on their offer (and I did check out the company and it is genuine) is that the software they wanted me to review was PC software and, for the most part, I use a Mac so I wouldn't be able to test the software properly first.

It was nice to be asked though.

The request also got me thinking about who reads this blog.  Whilst I only have two followers, the stats show that it is being read all over the world, which is quite exciting.  So, if you are reading this - hello - and I am honored that you are following my life and I hope that descriptions of my bowel movements don't put you off!


  1. BBC World Service's tech programme Digital Planet http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00924nc recently had an interesting report about how the Hollywood marketing machine is trying to encourage 'Moms who blog' to write complimentary reviews of the latest kids' movies in their blogs - and get paid for doing so.

    It looks like this is going to be something we are all going to have to be on our guard to look out for. Can we ever trust some randomer's review of any product or service to be unbiased any more?

  2. As long as the review makes it clear that they are being paid to review (and this is usually in the Ts and Cs of the blogging application I don't see that this is an issue.