Friday, May 23, 2008

the following is presented without commercial interruption

I read this post by Theresa at Pondering the Myriad Things yesterday, and I think it’s time I follow suit.

I believe in freedom of speech, so I don't like the idea of deleting comments, and will only do so very selectively, if ever, with the following short and simple caveats:

If you’ve commented here before, and you want to recommend a website or product because it’s relevant to the post and you use it or have tried it yourself and/or feel that other readers could truly potentially benefit from the information, by all means, please share.
If it’s your first time commenting, please don’t post a link to a commercial website. If you feel you have a case that justifies an exception, just email me. The sidebar has a place where you can do that.

I think this is a pretty fair policy. I don’t make any money off the blog, I do it because I enjoy it and it keeps me accountable to myself, and gives me a way to share ideas with others. At the same time, if I’m not making cash from my work, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to expect that others won’t either. Especially since a big part of what I’m working toward in my life is finding ways to consume less, not more.

That’s all. Happy Friday!


Verde said...

That sounds reasonable enough. I can especially resonate with trying to consume less so don't go posting commercial.

Joyce said...

Good plan. That helps me come up with some boundaries for my blog, too.

Theresa said...

I like this - it is very fair and balanced. I think I will make an amendment to my blog policies to ensure I'm not deterring regular commenters from talking about what they like to use.