Friday, December 08, 2006

I disclose

Some of you might have noticed that there is an Adsense PSA on my blog. After a lot of thought, I decided why not sign up? I could certainly use a few extra dollars. The ads are supposed to be relevant to the content of my journal, and I have the right to cancel at any time. I've blogged before about how I signed up with to do paid reviews, and today, I just signed up with Pay-Per-Post. My registration with Adsense and Pay-Per-Post are still under review.
As long as I can maintain my own opinions and integrity and feel no pressure to sell something I couldn't honestly recommend, I feel basically okay about this as a way to get a little extra spending money. After all, I do have a cappucino habit to support.

I left the AOL journal community because large banner advertising was placed without notice or requested permission on the top of journals by paying subscribers. This was after having the subscriber journals promoted as an ad free space as a benefit of AOL membership for over a year. Bloggers had no control over what their words and ideas were helping promote and there were times when I found my blog advertising products, companies and services I didn't like. I think it took about 24 hours for that to happen and for me to leave AOL journals.

However, I want to make it very clear that with Adsense, pay-per-post and ReviewMe that I am accepting money for advertising. I will not try to deceive people in any way that paid advertising is anything but that, and I have created a disclosure policy about receiving compensation and link to in my sidebar.

In a blog, we are nothing but our word, and that means something to me. I try to exercise care with my words and especially with my recommendations. This post is NOT paid advertising. It is not required by any of the third party groups with whom I have registered. I just feel it's important to make things clear.

Disclosure Policy
This policy is valid from 08 December 2006

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

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Blogger Anil P said...

It should work out fine. Keep going :)

December 09, 2006 2:14 PM  

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