I saw a friend on my plurk timeline say, “some of the stuffs at designers united i know i won’t buy…just because i feel like so so so many bloggers got them for free.Is that bad?:/”
To answer my friend’s question — well, she really wasn’t asking ME specifically but I’m going to answer it anway. No, I don’t think it is bad that you feel this way BUT don’t judge the bloggers or designers for it — you should buy something if you like it. It doesn’t matter if others got it for free, because the time they spent blogging it and providing FREE advertising is worth more than the price of the product. Bloggers & SL Designers have a mutually beneficial relationship. I like stuff to blog, they like to sell more stuff. It is that simple.
If I told you that the majority of items featured on JuicyBomb were review copies, would it discourage you from spending your own money on them?
* For anybody that wants “FREE STUFF”, just start a blog. You’ll realize that the time and effort put into each blog entry is not worth the free items unless you really love blogging. And also, for every nice item you receive, be prepared for 10 more items that look like they belong back in 2006. Just sayin’. It’s hard work if you don’t love doing it!