Lately, I have been approached by various companies offering me the chance to “share” their product with you. However, the was no product for me to try or use as a consumer. Sometimes companies even have had something I felt was not what SavyGreenSaver embodies. I personally turn down review offers respectfully quite often. Recently, I wondered, how important honesty is in a blog, Do readers really care if the blogger has held or used the product they are sharing?
Some blogs will post up anything that pays them a few bucks to share. Other blogs may do reviews on
stuff let’s be honest, CRAP that they know nothing about. Then bloggers proceed to say how wonderful the product is and how it will change someone’s life if they use it. This offends me and I am sure other legitimate blogs. I take what I share with you very seriously, if it’s about life, tips, kids, or a product review. The topic does not matter, everything that I say, do, write, is from the heart 200%.
NO price can be paid for my words, my page, or my advertising space that would convince me to do otherwise. Everything I post is with intention, sometimes that intention may grow outdated as this blog gets older but rest assured I always post with intention. It’s astounding the amount of people so money hungry that they are willing to sacrifice their reputation for a dollar. In today’s web of social media reputation is critical to sustainability and I would rather seek out longevity than instant gratification.
My advise: when you realize that a blog or social outlet is being less than honest, please simply stop following and interacting with them. The higher the interaction they get the more they are shared with others, others who could be mislead. Adversely, when you experience a blog, company, social media outlet that is truthful even when it hurts and loves every one of it’s readers; share, interact and continue to leave comments with them. Many dishonest blogs,companies and outlets are promoted by readers shares and even negative comments.
Know that I am not pointing out any certain companies or blogs but merely expressing a concern. There is not a single blog, or company that this post is targeted at and it’s purposes are solely for information only.
Have you read false information as a blogger or as a reader? What did you do? Please share your stories but DO NOT leave names this is not a place for slander. Thank you!