About I Tried That and My Reviews

Who Are You and Why Should I Listen To Your Opinion?

Fair question. I’m just another human in the world trying to get through and have some fun along the way. If you want some demographics, I’m a middle-aged, American male that eats too much, works out as much as I can, and lives in the PNW. Does that make my opinion particularly valuable? Probably not, but it is the only one I’ve got to work with.

If you would like to find out more about me, head over to MadMadViking.com to get some insights into my life and what all I have going on.

What I’m not is a paid spokesperson for companies. No one is telling me what to say or how to say it, so my reviews are 100% genuine. Strange in this era of paid spokespeople, but that is how I roll.

Why Did I Make This Site?

The fact is that there are a lot of shitty review sites out there. I wanted to at least be an honest shitty review site. I Tried This is not designed to be a slick, overly produced site, but to be a place where if you want to know what a real human (I really am) thinks of a product that they have actually laid hands on and used, you could.

Everything on I Tried That has been tried by me and/or someone we personally know. We aren’t scraping Amazon reviews and regurgitating reviews hoping for a good Google ranking and a bunch of affiliate sales (though I like it when those happen).

The exception to this may be if we do a “10 best whatever post” and do some aggregating of things I think are particularly cool, but that hasn’t happened yet.

Do You Get Paid For Reviews?

So far, no one has stepped up and offered me money directly for reviews. Occasionally someone will send me products to review for free (which I happily accept). If I like them, I’ll review them, and if I don’t I may review them, and I may just let them know that I’m not impressed.

Some items that get reviewed on this site do have affiliate programs, so if you make a purchase after clicking a link on this site (particularly to Amazon) I might get a small (very small in Amazon’s case) percentage of the sale. That being said, I’m fully committed to never hyping something up just to get sales. I might tell you the pros and cons of something I’m not a huge fan of, but the final decision is in your hands.

Have Something You Think I Should Review?

I’m open to trying just about anything so if there is something you think I should try, please let me know.