The Honesty Policy

Unfortunately, this is something that should never need saying.

Most beauty bloggers, and bloggers who do reviews in general, strive to write the most comprehensive reviews possible. They find happiness in turning others on to great products and companies, and are hopeful that they can save people from wasting money on products and companies that fail to deliver.

Please do not accuse them of purposely writing a bad review out of spite, for sabotage, or for any reasons other than they either had a bad experience or found the product(s) to be of poor quality.

They do not expect everyone to agree with them. They do, however, deserve to have everyone respect their opinion. You may have had a different experience. You may have had a bad experience with a company they love; it doesn’t mean that they were paid to falsify a good review. You may love the company or the products while they don’t, and that’s great, but it gives you no right to insult the reviewer because they didn’t. It does not make them wrong that they didn’t, and it doesn’t warrant you, or anyone else, insulting their intelligence, character, or person.

You’re welcome to comment to that reviewer that you had a better experience and that you’re sorry they didn’t, but when you accuse them of making a mistake and botching their review, not even directly to them, you’ve gone way too far and you need to step away from your computer. Working on your people skills at that point would be a good idea.

Honesty is the best policy. The truth may not be what you want to hear, but a lie is much more damaging in the end.


~ by shatteredshards on February 15, 2011.

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