When I recommend a product, service, or brand in one of my posts, it’s because I’ve used it personally and am excited to share it with you, my loyal reader, because I believe it will be of value to you. Most of the time I am not being compensated for my opinions and have no connection whatsoever to the product, service, or brand I’m gushing about.
However, because there are instances where I will earn money for the things that I say about a product, service, or brand, our friends at the Federal Trade Commission want me to let you know up front what those instances will be. And I have no problem with that at all, because I’m all about being honest with you and earning your trust (if you’d like to read more about the FTC’s ruling for yourself, click here).
In some of my posts, and on my Home Page, I will use “affiliate links”. That’s a fancy way of saying that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases if you click on that link and purchase the item. I only use affiliate links for those products and services that I personally use and absolutely love.
Sometimes advertisers will send bloggers like myself products to try for free in the hopes that I will start endorsing the product. Just because something is free doesn’t guarantee I’ll stand behind it. If I do give one of these types of products a favorable review, it’s because I’ve tried it, I liked it, and I believe it could be beneficial to you.
Then there are “sponsored posts”. This means that I will receive cash, a gift, or something else of value for writing favorably about a company’s product or service. If you’re seeing a sponsored post, it’s because I’m genuinely excited about the product. I turn down these kinds of posts if I can’t wholeheartedly get behind what they’re trying to sell.
The bottom line? This blog is not just about MY bottom line. Do I want to be compensated for my time, research and expertise? Yes. But not at your expense. Your loyalty and trust will always be most important to me, and I will never jeopardize that just to chase a buck.
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Part of the beauty of blogging is the interaction between you and me, and I encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed in any given post. I review and post comments according to the policy outlined below, and reserve the right not to publish comments that:
- are rudely critical or discourteous. I don’t mind if you disagree with me, and welcome debate. However, if you’re going to disagree with me – or with any of the other commentators – you must do it in a way that is respectful.
- are off-topic.
- contain language or images that are obscene, pornographic, indecent or profane.
- contain libelous, abusive, harassing, threatening or defamatory statements.
- contain any type of offensive or hate speech.
- contain false or misleading statements.
- promote or endorse services or products. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.
I am under no obligation to post all comments submitted. Yes, the First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions – on your blog, not mine.
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I recognize that the internet is a 24/7 medium; however, I am not. I review and post comments submitted to me as soon as I possibly can, usually the next business day.
I request your name to make it easier to carry on conversation, and will publish your name along with your comment. I request your email address so that I can contact you directly, if necessary. It is not my policy to publish your email address with your comment.
The views expressed in comments that I allow to be published reflect those of the person who wrote them, and do not necessarily reflect my own. By commenting on my site, you agree to hold me harmless from any and all liability that could arise from your comments.
To protect your privacy, please do not include any personally identifying information in the text of your comments.
Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. I encourage your participation in discussions and look forward to the active exchange of ideas. If you have any questions about this comment policy or how I apply it, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All of the DIY projects I share on this blog are based on my own experience. Everything shown here is done at your own risk. I am not a professional, and I am not responsible for any accident or injury sustained to either your physical body or your personal property while you are attempting to do a project shown on this blog or while following any instructions listed on this blog. Please use caution and common sense when doing any DIY project.