Can you still trust a blogger?

By Just Ajda - 22.10.18

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Zadnje čase je ogromno polemik in debat o temi - 
'A še sploh lahko zaupaš blogerkam/vlogerkam/influencerkam?' 
Ker se tudi sama na nek način (pomanjkanju objav navkljub) štejem pod ta opis, mislim, da je prav, da nameni eno objavo o tej temi, moji resnicoljubnosti, ocenam in nasploh o mojem delu.
Lately there's been a bunch of talk about one thing -
 'Can you still trust bloggers/vloggers/influencers'?'.
In a way I view myself as one of them (even if I don't post regularly), so I think it is only right, I write a blog post about this topic, about my truthfulness, my review and my work in general.

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Ko sem z bloganjem začela, je bila moja ljubezen do kozmetike že zelo razvita, tudi izdelkov ni bilo tako malo v moji zbirki. Blog sem začela pisat, da sem nekje 'spravila ven' to mojo ljubezen, želela sem se povezati s podobno mislečimi puncami in malo sem tudi upala, da bodo moje objave komu kdaj tudi v pomoč. Priznam, v zadnjem letu, letu in pol so moje lepotne objave redke, nasploh sem tukaj dosti manj časa kot včasih. Pa vendar mi še zmeraj srce zaigra, ko vidim, da je nekdo slučajno našel pot do tega mojega kotička in ravnokar prebira par let staro objavo o šminkah. In čeprav vem, da so blogi v upadu priljubljenosti - Živjo, jutub!-, si ga še zmeraj želim pisat in upam, da ga bo še kdaj tudi kdo prebral.
When I started blogging I was already head over heels for cosmetics. That also meant my collection was quite huge to begin with. I started blogging so I was able to express my love, I wanted to connect with girls with similar passion as mine and I kinda hoped here and there my posts would help anyone. I know, beauty posts are rare lately and I don't spend as much time here as I used to. But my heart still rejoices anytime anyone visits my blog. I know, blogs aren't as popular anymore - Hello, youtube! - but I still enjoy writing it and I only hope some readers will still find their way here.

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V tem času so me opazila tudi marsikatere kozmetične firme, ogromno izdelkov je našlo svojo pot do mene in, ja, tudi kakšna objava je že bila plačana. Ampak veš kaj?
Izdelkov imam doma toliko, da bi lahko odprla privat drogerijo. In moje mnenje ni naprodaj. In me prav nič ne gane, če mi dotično podjetje ne pošlje ničesar več, ne bo lagala in razlagala, kako je nekaj dobro, če pa ni.
Imam finančno stabilnost, dobro službo, s katero sem zadovoljna. Ni ga denarja, da nekdo kupi moje mnenje in kredibilnost.
In all of my time writing and creating, there's been a bunch of beauty brands that spotted me, a ton of products found their way to me and, yes, there have also been paid posts. But you know what?
I have enough stuff at home to open a private drugstore. And my opinion isn't for sale. I don't give a... if a company never sends me anything again, I won't lie and tell something is great, if I know it isn't.
I have financial stability, a great job I am happy with. There's no money in this world that could buy my opinion and credibility.

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Ne bom ti lagala - ja, pri vsakem izdelku se potrudim in vsaj poizkušam poiskati pozitivne lastnosti. Ampak to ne pomeni, da si jih izmislim. Čeprav, dejstvo je, da večinoma pišem o izdelkih, ki so me res navdušili in za katere se mi je zdelo si vredno vzeti čas za objavo. To je razlog, da sem večinoma v vseh objavah tako zelo navdušena in imam skoraj same pohvalne besede. Ker za slabše izdelke enostavno nimam časa. Jih preizkusim, ma če me ne navdušijo, ostanejo nekje tam, zadaj na polički. In na blog enostavno ne pridejo.
I won't lie to you - yes, I do try and find the positive aspects of any product I try. But I don't make them up. Okay, a fact, I usually write about products that really blew me away and I actually find it worth giving my time to write a post too. This is the reason I'm mostly super excited in my posts and majority of my words are praise. Because I simply don't have time for not-so-good products. I test them, but if they don't impress me, they stay somewhere in the back of my shelf. And they never come to the blog.

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Se pa trudim biti s tabo iskrena. Pod vsako objavo lahko poiščeš izjavo, kjer piše ali mi je bil izdelek podarjen ali je bila objava plačana (v tem primeru piše, da je nastala v sodelovanju s tem in tem). Na instagramu sicer podarjenih izdelkov ne označujem (lahko pa začnem, če želite - a bo #bloggergift dovolj ok oznaka?), se pa pri vseh plačanih objavah zraven pojavlja oznaka #ad.
I do try and be honest with you. Beneath any blog post you can find a statement where it's written if the product was given to me or if the post was payed (in that case it says, that a post was written in collaboration with...). I don't mark gifts on instagram or facebook (but I can start if it's relevant to you - would #bloggergift would be okay hashtag for you?), but you can find an #ad mark when the  post is paid.

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Kaj si pa mislim o tem, da nekatere svoja mnenja prodajajo ali pa celo v zameno za denar objavljajo negativna mnenja o konkurenci?
Iskreno, čisto vseeno mi je! Ne vidim razloga, da bi se morala ozirati na druge. Ma, naj vsaka dela, kaj in kakor ji paše. Ampak zmeraj znova me zabolijo izjave, da smo itak vse iste, prodane duše. Ponavadi iz razloga, ker mi je ustrezalo nekaj, kar tebi ni. Ali pa ker pišem o izdelkih o katerih pišejo vse. A je res tako narobe deliti svoje navdušenje v trenutku navdušenja? A naj počakam, da se bo prah polegel in potem komaj jaz izrazim svoje mnenje? Ali pa naj bom enostavno tiho, ker če smo vse navdušene, potem smo itak vse prodane duše. Iz rokava v tem trenutku stresem vsaj 10 slovenskih blogerk, ki NISO prodane duše, pa bi si zaslužile tudi plačilo za svoje delo! Ki objavljajo krasne objave, super ocene, so z dušo in srcem predane blogu in so nasploh moj vzor.
What do I think about those that sell their opinion or even post negative reviews of competition products in exchange for money?
Honestly, I couldn't care less! I don't see a reason why I should look at others and what do they do. Let to each their own. But I do feel pain when I hear or read, that we, all bloggers, are the same, that we are all sold out. Usually the main reason is, that I liked soething you didn't. Or because I write about a product everyone does. But it is really so bad to express my enthusiasm in the moment I feel it? Should I wait for dust to settle and then write about it? Or should I just be quiet, since if we all like it, we are all sold out. I can tell you in a heart beat at least 10 amazing Slovenian bloggers that don't make money with their blog, but they do deserve to be paid for what they do! That post amazing content, great reviews, are dedicated to their blog with all their heart and are my idols.

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Ne motijo me očitne reklame, ocene po enem dnevu, totalno obdelane fotke in še kaj. Saj to ni moj problem, ne spremljam in grem dalje. Tako bi moral narediti vsak. Ne pa da še zmeraj spremljaš tisto 'ta popularno' blogerko, hkrati pa pljuvaš po njej, kako je prodana in kako je slaba. Ej, poišči si tako, ki to ni. Pa čeprav ni popularna in nima več 10k bralcev in sledilcev. Mogoče pa ravno ti odkriješ vzhajajočo zvezdo.
I am not bothered by obvious ads, reviews one day after receiving products, totally photoshoped pictures and all that. It's not my problem, if I don't like it, I don't follow the person and I simply move on. That should we all do. You don't need to follow that 'popular' blogger and at the same time talk bad about her, how she sold herself out for money and how bad she is. Find someone you like. She doesn't have to popular with more 10k followers. And you never know, maybe you'll be the one to find a new rising star.

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Pa še nekaj, te 'ta male' so dosti bolj človeške, prijazne in iskreno vesele vsakega novega sledilca, všečka in komentarja. Izkaži svojo podporo! Če ti je nekaj všeč, to tudi pokaži, pomeni ogromno!
Another thing, usually the 'little fishes' are usually a lot more friendly and sincerely happy each and every new follower, like and comment. Show your support! If you like something, show it, it means a lot!

Za vse, ki ste se prebili do sem, HVALA! In res me zanima vaše mnenje. Če je tukaj prezakomplicirano, pusti svoj komentar na Facebooku ali Instagramu (ali pa mi pošlješ zasebno sporočilo), lahko pa mi, koneckoncev, pošlješ tudi email ;)
For all you that got this far, THANK YOU! I'm dying to know your opinion too. If you find it overcomplicated here, you can also leave a comment on my Facebook or Instagram (or simply shoot me a direct message), or you can also send me an email ;)

Xoxo, A.

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