Cash is a good thing.
The purpose of this blog has always been to inform and entertain. It remains so. However, to do so requires a significant investment of time on the part of the blog writers. I'd like to make some money off this blog and I would like to see our writers be compensated some way as well.
Therefore, we will continue to take advertising and we will occasionally run paid content on the blog. Unless there is a good reason (in our view) to do otherwise, most likely that content will be identified. We will not run paid content is influenced by compensation from any elected official, politician, political consultant, government employee or anything related to the coverage of local politics unless you are made aware of such. Most of the paid content will be related to non-political issues. Consider it a way to keep the lights on here without asking you to pay. Its like a pledge break without a pledge.
Whether content is influenced by some form of compensation, you as a reader continue to have the right to take it or leave it.
I agree with the mission of disclosurepolicy.org in which bloggers should publish some policy as to their intents to earn compensation from blogging. Therefore, I am publishing the following policy both in this post and in the sidebar. I encourage other bloggers to do the same.
If you don't like it, go play on the freeway.
This policy is valid from 30 November 2006
This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. For questions about this blog, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.
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.
This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org