Re: I am guilty...
|Originally posted by mellybellyplus2
of posting about a friend of mine, but I guess I had never given it much thought. She makes an excellent product, I want her to do well, I want other CD'ing momma's to try what I consider a great WAHM diaper, and I do not get paid for it or anything - so I don't see the big deal?
I think this used to be a bit more blatant than it is now, but you can usually tell when friends are raving only their friends' products. Like, say there are two wahms reciprocally raving each other's stuff and posting when each other stock and you know they chat together and are friends and have links to each other on their sites. It ends up seeming like they're plugging each other's businesses for the sake of making a plug rather than b/c they truly like, use, and wanna endorse a product. It is also easier to spot when wahms do it vs. when non wahms do it, imo.
I'm personally not bothered by spam and I actually ask for it at times, and like it when wahms pm me when I'm looking for something in particular, but in cases like I'm talking about above, it makes one tend to question the motive behind all the raving and leaves one to wonder if the product is really that great or not. Plus, it does eventually get to the point when you see X post, you *know* she's gonna say something about Y, and that can get old...I've actually annoyed myself recommending the same wahm over and over, lol.
FTR-I'm not friends w/any wahms and do not gain anything by raving about them. If I make a rave, it is b/c I truly like the product and hope others can share the joy too.