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Pivot 2 ur right, pivot 2 ur left

So if you are a regular you will have noticed something today.  We had a make-over!  Yep, we did a spring clean.  We stripped off the old shell and started again, like a butterfly emerging from the cocoon.

Emerging from change

Here we are – shaking our wings, and testing the currents, taking a breath and getting ready to jump off the twig of safety and attempt again to get a good thing going!  In business land it is called pivoting, moving your biz from one focus to another in an attempt to find a more successful pathway.  Luckily I specialise in change management in my day job as a Quality Assurance Manager so it was fun to do.

It’s a sad goodbye to the old Toldyah, the concept just didn’t find any traction, and without that I couldn’t bootstrap it well enough financially to continue.   I will watch with interest to see which US group picks up and runs with a similar idea in the future, because it will be big.

So what now?  Well, my passion is all about customer satisfaction, and about consumers talking to consumers – that has not changed!  So Toldyah is still about product reviews – and yes, it will focus on videos, they just provide so much more info than writing.  There will be an App when I get the money together sometime next year.  The biggest change – it’s about service and reviews based on everyday household items and activities.  Cosmetics that worked, cleaners that cleaned, restaurants that served food fit for a king.  And of course – the experiences that weren’t quite so successful. 

Toldyah’s metamorphosis is about becoming a 2 (or more) way conversation  between consumers to help make better decisions. 


Review based on application in true conditions, with real life uses, not those defined as “normal” by manufacturers or paid review companies.   We can help each other to choose purchases wisely, and save our money.  People will also be able to request particular reviews if they can’t find what they need and we will find someone in the community who can fulfil the need!

In addition to the above, we will provide suggestions on common everyday problems that have worked for us and help people understand technical instructions or needs through field experts (currently we have medical, pharmaceutical, mechanical and electronic experts on hand, with more joining as our name gets out there) – so ask away whether it is about the right service, part or solution!

In light of the change, so to has our motto – it is now:

Ask, tell, communicate.

Vid reviews will start ASAP – so please send through requests and start your own reviews!  You can upload to YouTube and send me the links, or put links on our Facebook page for uploading on this page.

Cant wait to start asking, telling, and communicating with you!

I, Toldyah.

View from the edge

So Toldyah is about reviews – but sometimes we can all just get a bit serious!  SO its great to find those little gems that lighten up life and make you laugh like a loon.

Doing a bit of a search around I found the following sites where bored amateur comedians have voiced their opinions in slightly less reverent ways…. so grab a vino, kick back and enjoy!  (If clicking the links scroll to bottom of page).

Amazon Bic Pen – a site which is infamous for the reviews of the world’s most common pen!  Best bits:

Worked fine with my right hand, but when I came to use my left hand my writing came out looking like the work of a complete imbecile. I can only assume Bic have created a right-handed only pen, and would caution left-handers to “try before you buy”.

Having been ready to trade up my trusty HB pencil for a while, my friend suggested this Bic Crystal Pen. After reading the highly recommended reviews here I decided to take the plunge. I excitedly opened the box expecting a Swarovski crystal body, it wasn’t so sparkly but I could live with that. This top of the range pen really does leave a leave a vivid black mark which I haven’t seen with my pencil. My only criticism is that I couldn’t find the undo button, maybe somebody could help me?

I bought this in all good faith as someone told me that this pen would be mightier than a sword, well after spending half an hour toying with it I have realised that they obviously have never encountered automatic weapons.

And try this one – Amazon US sells Uranium – woo hoo!

Picked this up for use in one of my kid’s ‘diversity’ projects in school (Great Success!), and stuck the leftovers in the cabinet next to the baking soda.

Ran out of toothpaste, and remembered how you’re supposed to be able to use baking soda to clean your teeth, so of course, I accidentally used this instead, and Wow! all I can say is, my teeth have never been cleaner! They sparkle, they tingle, and for some reason, they STAY clean now, no matter what. Highly recommended!

I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty. (a scientists joke – half life….)

I had felt my plans for world domination had stalled. Ordered a few tubs of this to help breed my giant ants. The results were encouraging.

Seen any other great reviews – let us know.

Time to make the world a better place – write some reviews!

I, Toldyah