We are bloggers that respect what we do, and what companies allow us to do. Well, I have read stories about bloggers that do things just to get something for nothing. When we started blogging we knew that for the first 6+ months that we wouldn’t make anything because we were too new, and needed to form our readership. Now that we are established we get a lot of offers that we just honestly turn down. We do have a few people that we are related to that will help us out with reviewing things when we are given the opportunity. In general if it wasn’t for those people we wouldn’t review a lot of things we are offered.
I do a lot of the PR contacting, and as such I reply to the requests. My wife has had some requests that just wouldn’t do her any good, and I don’t just review anything unless it is something I am somewhat interested in. The most recent thing was she was able to review some fitness supplements. We asked my brother in law that is into sports if he would do a Force Factor review, but he didn’t want to try out just anything that he has never dealt with.
If you are a blogger have you ever reviewed anything just to review it? Do you think that doing this is wrong?
We have been trying to implement a better way of viewing our site from mobile phones. I am proud to annouce that this site is now fully mobile friendly. Just navigate to the site like normal, and if you want to see the full site just scroll to the bottom, and turn off the mobile view.
I realize that many people do surf from their phones, so this was a key step in making the site more accessible.
Thanks to the WPTouch plugin this is all possible.
We have been blogging for quite some time now. We are always amazed at how many people send us emails, and comments about reviewing their product. That wouldn’t be that bad if those people were expecting a review without ever touching, or experiencing their product. I have received emails about reviewing services based on a website, and also reviews based on medical information. We left a group of bloggers that were supposed to be “Ethical”, when in fact some of their bloggers do reviews on things that they have never touched. Some of those same bloggers receive payment for those reviews, and the reviews are purely garbage. We sometimes review things that we buy, or are given because we feel that any information is good information. We will not stoop below the line of what some bloggers do. We do reviews to help others in their search for information. We specifically look for the signs that the people have actually tried it. When my daughter started having acne problems we specifically looked for acne treatment reviews, but made sure that there was some sort of information that told us they had actually experienced it.
Do you have a site? Have you ever gotten pitched to review something without receiving it? How do you handle it?