OK. I have something I just have to get out there. I guess I have to put out a disclaimer first, though: I'm NOT judging anyone. Other bloggers can do whatever the heck they want, it really has no effect on my life. I'm not in this "blog thing" for any reason except that I enjoy talking about myself and showing off my projects to the people on the computer. ;)
I came across this post on Crafterminds the other day. Another disclaimer: I love Crafterminds! Awesome blog. This is nothing against them, or anyone. Just...just go read the post. I want to know what you think. If you are a blogger, or a blog reader - I want to know what you think.
Here is the comment I posted:
Wow. I have such mixed feelings on reading these confessions! Yeah, it’s nice to be reminded that other bloggers are not “perfect.” And the confessions are funny! Not sayin’ they’re not.
But on the other hand, it also makes me wonder why I bother. If I faked finishing projects just to get a good pic for my blog…well I could have a heck of a lot more projects to show.
Sponsored posts are bad enough to read (come on let’s be honest); now I have to wonder if the blogger really likes the product or not? Eww. Sorry, but eww.
I’m proud to say that everything on my blog is the real deal. It’s a small blog and I don’t churn out fantastic creative project posts every other day, but oh well! It’s kind of disappointing to know that now, I have to wonder about other bloggers “if they really did that” or not. This whole thing just makes me think twice about the whole blogging thing in general. Kind of a bummer.
I hope this doesn’t sound judgmental. I’m really not judging – people can do whatever they want! We all have our reasons for doing what we do. I’m just kind of disappointed, that’s all.
What do YOU think of all this?
Edited to add:
Not to beat a dead horse or anything, but I noticed that my comment (on the Crafterminds blog) has been removed, as well as the rather defensive response to it. Um...wow.