As people, human beings, and bloggers we are imperfect. None of us will ever achieve 100% perfection but we are all taught and know right from wrong in this world. Our work as bloggers not only reflects on us as indiviuals but as bloggers in a whole. While it’s not fair it’s the way it is. It’s the way so many people, tribes, and groups have been judged from the beginning of time.
It’s important that when we work with other bloggers we don’t ruin our values and integrity. It’s important we stay true to ourselves. We can’t always do that because we are not in control of others actions. Unfortunately, I’ve had moments as a blogger that I’ve been involved with people that didn’t make me proud and quickly disassociated myself with them.
Standing up for what you believe in is difficult to say the least, and standing your ground is even tougher, but doing so will make you love yourself more. I’ve seen it time and again in the 6 years I’ve been blogging that a blogger will do wrong, and rally her friends behind her to hassel and destroy others that are trying to rectify the situation or warn others.
As bloggers we find it offensive when we are slighted by pr. When it’s said we receive FREE things, which aren’t free when we’re blogging about them. Blogging is a real job and work to most of us, not a hobby.
While it isn’t right for people to look down upon us, it also isn’t right for us to look down upon the sweepers that bring us our traffic. They enter our reviews and giveaways and MANY use the codes we provide to show that bloggers are bringing clients to the sponsors. They are to be treated with love and care and as people that are helping us prove that blogging is the advertising of the future.
Sweepers are people and they deserve our respect, and in respecting them that means hosting honest contests and giveaways, with out bowing to the few who have lost their integrity. It is up to those of us who want run good and honest blogs to encourage one another. When blogging or even living remember everyone is entitled to respect and kindness.