My good friend and business partner, Jenna, and I always chat every night and just talk about the world and how things are going. Unfortunately tonight’s chat was about something that both shocked and disgusted me.
An “influential” blogger was selling her $170 portable crib on Facebook “New in Box” just two days after publishing the review on her blog.
Don’t believe me? I have a handy dandy screenshot.
When I saw this, I commented on the photo with her review link asking her if the product was really New in Box or not. Within two minutes her “for sale” post on Facebook had been deleted.
Shady shady business.
The point is…do not do this. This is disrespectful to the brand, disrespectful to the bloggers who were turned down to review that big ticket item (who probably needed it, not wanted to make a profit off of it,) and last but not least: it puts yet another big fat red mark on the blogging community.
I am just baffled by this.
I probably don’t need to say this again, but: DON’T DO THIS!
Due to some people accusing me of bullying this blogger I have fully blacked out the name of the blogger. Because being googled for something that actually happened is bullying. But all joking aside, I wrote this post to discuss the issue, not the blogger.
I knew I’d receive some backlash from people who are friends with the now fully anonymous blogger, but this is yet another example of why you should be careful what you do online. I thought hard about this post, and even though it seems the masses do not agree I stand by my decision.