I don’t make much money from the ads on this blog, which is totally fine with me — I write it because I have fun doing so. I like coming up with ridiculous food creations and I absolutely love hearing people’s reactions to them.
Where exactly am I going with this? I was recently approached by Verizon Wireless who offered me some money, a free Motorola DroidÂ Xyboard (don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it, because I hadn’t either until they handed it to me. As it turns out though it’s a pretty sweet Android tablet) and free, unlimited data service on their 4G LTE network until the end of the year in exchange for me talking about them on my blog. I accepted.
Does that make me a sellout? I’m not sure. What I do know though is that I’m now contractually obligated to mention Verizon twice a month here on DudeFoods for the next six months. Mention them how you ask? They weren’t very specific about it, which is sort of cool. Basically I’m just supposed to write about anything that I think might be “interesting” to you guys when it comes to how I’ve been using my tablet.
The only real steadfast rules about the program (which they call their Savvy Gourmets Program) are that I need to include that image that you see in the upper left-hand corner of this post and the disclosure language that you see in red down below every time I mention the program.
So far I’ve pretty much only used it to stream music off the internet while I’ve been in my back yard grilling, which isn’t exactly front page news, so I’ll probably have to get back to you with some stories that are a little more engaging than that. All I know right now is that I’ve got one blog post down and only eleven more to go!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Gourmets program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.