I’ve been accepting PR product review requests for almost two years and I appreciate EVERY opportunity I was given. The PR representatives and companies featured on ahappyhippymom.com have been nothing but wonderful and I enjoyed working with them immensely. However, after this week’s HFCS fiasco and the true ugliness portrayed by the blogosphere, I’ve decided not to review sponsored products anymore. I will not tolerate being accused of having my opinion swayed by free products and gift certificates. This is completely unacceptable and my integrity is worth more than any monetary or materialistic item I could ever receive.
When I started my website the intent was to be able share my experiences with others and bring about a peace loving atmosphere. I have always tried to represent myself in a professional manner and appreciate the difference of opinions amongst bloggers. Even though I could not fully identify with everything being said, I tried to show the utmost respect for people and keep a positive attitude. I was aspiring to receive the same, but now I find myself miserable and second guessing every little thing I write. It’s frustrating and nerve-racking!
If you are a Public Relations Representative reading this and I owe you a review, don’t worry because I will be fulfilling all my obligations. After that, all product reviews featured here will be of items I have purchased myself. I am still accepting giveaway submissions without reviews and want to give my readers the best possible shot at learning about new products along with winning prizes. Guest posts are also possible.
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