Blogger Discussion: Do You Think Popular Bloggers “Sell Out?”
I was having a discussion with one of my friends about a popular blogger. This blogger has over 1 million subs on Youtube, a blog and regularly gets brand promotions. My friend was upset because she read a recent “review” on this blogger’s site and it wasn’t much of a review. The product was used for a week which doesn’t give anybody time to test out a product and the review was very short. The product was extremely expensive as well.
Now, I don’t follow this blogger but I know enough to look at more than one review when buying a product and I can smell bull from a mile away when it comes to bloggers. My friend feels that it’s getting harder and harder to trust more popular bloggers and loves this site because it’s helped her find bloggers with smaller audiences while I feel that a person will mislead you if they have no morals. It doesn’t matter how big their audience gets. I don’t feel that all popular bloggers “sold out” although I believe some did.
A few questions for you:
Do you think bloggers sell out once they reach a certain milestone?
Do you think they lie to us for free products and money?
Do you trust popular bloggers? Why or why not?
Do you think you can tell honest bloggers from dishonest ones?