Sunday, May 15, 2011


I cannot tell you how many blogs I have read recently where the author finds "a total surprise on her doorstep". Oh! Looky looky! Free plants! Free tools! Free free free!!
The blogger then uses the bribe free items and proceeds to regale me with her unbiased opinion on their glory.
I am getting more and more turned off by this. I have stopped reading several cooking and now gardening blogs because of this practice. Now I know....these surprises, are not surprises.
I was contacted by a company that wanted to know if they sent me some freebies, would I be willing to post about my "honest opinion" on my blog. I did not even consider it!
Could I honestly post an honest opinion? Really?? What if I don't like your thingamajig? Could I tell the 13 people that read my blog how I really feel? Thus jeopardizing any future opportunities to receive schwag?
When I see these posts, it slants my whole take on the blog. How do I know the blogger is being honest about anything else?
One can only give an unbiased opinion about things that do not interest one, which is no doubt the reason an unbiased opinion is always valueless. The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing.
Oscar Wilde



  1. I completely agree. I was reading a "family" blog at one point, and her kids "reviewed" some new-to-the-market popcorn thingy. I've never read her blog again, because I'm not really interested in reading advertisements for various products.

  2. Anonymous10:35 PM

    kindof like Consumer Reports rating a certain paint as one of the 'BEST' but then has disclaimer that it never used it!


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