Dear Anonymous...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Comments on my blog are moderated, and I read each and every one. I enjoy finding out what people have to say about my posts. Imagine my surprise when I read the following thoughtful comment on my review of the Fellowes P-8C paper shredder:

Anonymous said... 6 This review is fake. Fellowes is paying you to write these reviews. Crook!

August 19, 2010 5:41 PM

Now I have no way of contacting this person from Campbell, California, who arrived on my little blog by searching for Fellowes P-8C. Although he or she shared their opinion anonymously, I feel I should still respond to them. To clear the air, so to speak.

Dear Anonymous, you obviously do not read very many review blogs. While in this particular instance I received gratis a paper shredder, my review is a reflection of my personal opinion. It says so right there on the review post. And, I do not get paid for my opinion. Nor am I a crook. Neither Fellowes nor the dozens other companies and PR firms have paid me a penny for my thoughts.

Really, if you disagree with my review, please feel free to comment why you think this product is not what I say it is. But please, no anonymous name calling. It's rude and, shall we say, cowardly.

Thank you, and I hope you have a nice day.

11 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    Whoa, that was seriously uncalled for. And cowardly. At least put your name on your name calling.

    You honest, kind, friendly person you!

  2. Anne said...

    Very well put.

    If everyone who gets a free product for review purposes is a crook then we should round up all the celebrities who get far more expensive items than us low-on-the-totem-pole bloggers.

  3. maggie said...

    Wait!.......someone calls you out on a review of a paper shredder??!!Oh snort!!...LMAO...get a life Anonymous!!!

  4. Natalie W said...

    I'm thinking , jealous, insecure, juvenile, cowardly, i could go on.
    :-\

  5. Cecile said...

    Although it was already said, very well put!

  6. Ashley ✯closetsamples.com✯ said...

    I got tired of the rude anonymous comments or just anonymous spam comments. That's why I now require a user to sign in with some sort of account to comment. May be a hassle for some, but unfortunately it reduces things like this a lot. They're def a real coward if they can't let you know who they are.

  7. Mary T said...

    The commenter must be a very bitter and small minded person to act that way!

    Don't let it get you down!

  8. fredamans said...

    Small minds get amused easily. His was in spite, and he will get his. I hear karma is a bitch.
    Do what you do and he can f-off.

  9. Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

    Some people just don't get it. I received the same shredder to review, and I can assure anyone reading that I did not get paid either. Either way I don't see how someone would be a crook, even if they did get paid, It's called advertising!

  10. Things Sent My Way said...

    Good for you for responding, and not stooping to his or her level, either!

  11. bettycd said...

    I'm thinking you shouldn't stoop to their level by responding. Glad that requiring a log in cuts out a lot of this nonsense.

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