No one likes to read the fine print, myself included, but the FTC requires that all bloggers provide a disclosure when receiving any sort of perk for anything on their blog. So, voila!
I didn’t start this blog with the intention or even the hope of ever receiving anything for it, except the satisfaction and clarity that comes with pouring your thoughts out in words and the potential for connections with others. But as the blog began to grow, I started getting offers for other sorts of compensation. Namely, paid posts and product reviews.
The majority of these offers I do not take. Honestly, I’m pretty picky about what I want to put up here for you guys. If it is not something that I am familiar with, or that I feel doesn’t ‘fit’ with my readers, I’m not going to put it up just to make a buck, you know? This blog started out painfully authentic and will continue to be so as long as I am writing it! But occasionally I will receive an offer for something that I think will benefit you guys or myself and decide to share it. This might be a freebie products that I receive in exchange for writing a review (good or bad), or it might be a company that compensates me for writing a post about them or their services.
You can be assured that the majority of posts on NYAW are not written and will not be written in the future for any other purpose except simply blogging my life. And for the few posts that I am compensated for, it will be clearly noted at the very beginning of the post. Your trust is important to me!
Now, for the legal jargon version of the above:
This policy is valid from January 2012
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Erin (notyouraveragewidow [at] gmail [dot] com).
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content and a link to this disclosure policy will be provided.
I am occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for some posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own, regardless of compensation. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
And of course I saved the best for last, the humorous version:
Thanks, Tim! :P