There’s a new site out there called She Posts and it’s getting mixed reactions. The tagline has one word that bothers me – Gossip. Not a fan of the word and to me, it means potential trouble. It means that something may be written on there that could potentially hurt someone else. Whether that happens or not, I don’t know. The site is very new so I hope that won’t be the case for the future because I see the site doing great things.
Which could be very cool. My only problem with the site at this point is that A) she has a few facts wrong under the different categories (but she told Amy she is making edits) and B) I don’t like my name being on the site….but probably not for the reason you are thinking.
There’s a reason I don’t often write about many of my trips. The truth is, I hate the feeling of “flaunting”. I know my nonblogging readers would love to hear about my trips but I also know that there are so many bloggers who would love to get a chance to go on some trips and don’t get to (and I refer many when I can’t attend) so I’ve just always felt like they are trips that don’t need extra attention here on my blog. That also means that I prefer them not being broadcast anywhere else either, especially in list format. I personally feel like it just excludes those who didn’t get invited and after hearing a few bloggers talk yesterday, my feelings are confirmed.
I wish Esther the best with the site and it’s success!!! Now that my feelings about the site are out, I’d like to focus on something else.
When some tweets were coming out about the site and all the different brands that bloggers work with, I got a few emails from newer bloggers stating their feelings of intimidation and uncertainty. These bloggers feel as if they can’t (or perhaps shouldn’t is a better word) be representing several brands because of fear of backlash from those “haters”. All these feelings because a couple of people hate that brand or people tweet certain things about representing multiple brands. This is why I always stress the importance of choosing brands carefully. It’s important for you to know the brand you’re working with. If you are proud of the brands you choose to represent, whether that be through giveaways or through spokesperson campaigns, you shouldn’t let those “haters” intimidate you. If you are ethical and truly love the brand, there should be no worries. Be proud of who you work with, stand by your brand.
If you only are representing multiple brands to get free stuff, you are what we all look down at. You are what makes the rest of us, who work so hard for our reputation, look bad. And if that is you, then yes you need to reevaulate your priorities and the brands you are working with.
I am proud of ALL the brands I work with. You might not like this brand or that one for your own reasons, but if I’m writing about them, I do. I’d hope that everyone can respect each other and their choice of brands and always remember to choose your brands carefully.