I make this short and to the point. I did my first paid review of something yesterday. I wasn’t sure if I should do it because of conflicting views from other writers and readers about the validity of these posts, and whether it ruins the relationship and trust with the writer who got paid for it.
I did the post because I knew I could give my honest opinion about a fellow writer’s site. I have stated before that I ONLY write about things I feel I can be honest about. If you know me personally, which some of you do, you know I am very straightforward, and I only use the minimum of tact when criticizing someone, usually to their dismay. Heck, I told my boss’s boss he was being rude by always answering his cellphone in the middle of a conversation with people.
In fact, today I was excited to see my first direct ad sale inquiry in my email inbox, but then I found out it was for a payday loan site. I politely rejected the request, even though I’m sure it would have doubled my monthly site income. But I know I couldn’t honestly sell an ad for a payday loan site on Clever Dude.
Problogger.net actually just did a post today to ask for people’s opinions. However, I want your opinions.
Has my sponsored posting changed your opinions and trust of me? Do you think I was biased in my review?
Be honest, but criticize constructively please.