This post is in relation to Big Bad Blogger. Well, for those who were not yet aware of it, BBB is Pinoy blogosphere’s talk of the town. Everyone’s guessing who is BBB, the food blogger who was featured in a blind item article of Margaux Salcedo published in Philippine Daily Inquirer.
I won’t guess who the hell is Big Bad Blogger for I really don’t have any idea. But for this post, I’m taking my side on the effect of this news to bloggers who are accepting paid advertisements on their blogs.
I, for instance, rely on paid blog posts to continuously update this blog. I rarely post personal stories other than travel adventures and other product or service recommendations and rants.
I don’t see anything wrong with paid blog posts. But what I learned from my fellow bloggers discussing about this Big Bad Blogger made me realized one thing – that there are bloggers out there who are going to blog just to blackmail and force others to get them paid.
This is the sad part of paid blog posts. Bloggers became evil just to get paid. Whatever happened to their integrity? Credibility? Passion?
I hope we could all learn our lessons in this one. Remember that we can always accept paid posts but never force anyone to get you blog their services and/or products. Never use your blog for this kind of evil practices online. It just ruins the very essence of a blog – to write with passion and to express your personal points of view.
If you will be asked to review something for them in exchange of any form of payment – money, loot bags, etc., be sure to be honest on your review. You can always stay in positive side in reviewing their services, right? Cite all the good things first then include constructive criticisms to which they could improve with. I don’t think they would take it negatively so long as you wrote it on a neutral tone.
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