October 30, 2006
There's been some criticism of the way in which PayPerPost and other companies are inveigling bloggers into reviewing offers and items. There point really comes down to the idea that people should disclose if they are writing for money.
To that end there's a new online Disclosure Policy Generator. Answer a simple series of questions and it will generate a full policy for you, allowing you to tell readers simply exactly what the policies are. Are posts ever paid for, do all such posts get directly flagged as being paid for and so on.
Highly useful actually and it only takes a couple of minutes. My disclosure policy is here. It also now appears as a category in the sidebar.
It's worth letting the readers know what they're getting so check it out.
This policy is valid from 30 October 2006
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