There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about honesty in reviews especially if it involves products sent to you from a company. Some are questionning people’s ‘honesty’ given they were given free products to test. I don’t think there is anything wrong with getting products for free to review and I don’t think people should be slammed for getting these opportunities.
The negativity really bothers me. For my blog, I will let you know if the products were sent to me or ones I bought myself. But, whether the products are ones I bought myself or ones that I have been sent, I will always give you my opinion on whether it worked for me or not. I strive to give a balanced view in my reviews but if the product doesn’t work for me at all, I will let you know. This is my approach which may be similar or not to others in our community.
I feel that no matter what the blogger or Youtube person posts about the products they are reviewing, it is up to us as a consumer to decide whether a) to continue to read/watch and b) purchase or not based on that review.
I don’t think the content creator should be slammed for what they are or are not doing. It’s up to us to decide how or if we’re going to act on the information.
That’s my rant for the day.
Let me know what you think.