The blork blog occasionally endorses businesses, products, and creative endeavors (books, films, etc.). Unless stated otherwise, these endorsements are given without reward or other consideration.
"Stated otherwise" means that if I am paid in money, goods, or services for an endorsement, I will say so, in no uncertain terms, and I will say so within the context of the endorsement (which is to say, not just in the fine print).
This does not apply in cases where I may have endorsed a product or service in the past, and at a later date was rewarded for a further endorsement. This is simply because I do not think it necessary to go back and edit previous posts under those circumstances.
That said, I hereby pledge that in the writing of the Blork Blog I will neither solicit endorsements, nor accept rewarded endorsements for products and services that I do not believe in, based on their merit. In other words, if I endorse a product or service, it is because I think it's just dandy, whether or not I was rewarded for the endorsement.
The Blork Blog may occasionally accept sponsorships. In that case, the sponsorships will be indicated in a sidebar listing under the heading "Sponsors." If the sponsorship reference appears in the body of the blog (in the form of an image, a link, or a body of text) it will be clearly indicated as being a sponsorship.
I hearby pledge that I will not accept sponsorships from people, companies, or organizations for which I have a fundamental disagreement. In other words, if I accept a sponsorship, it is for a person, company, or organization that I feel good about.
Finally, I pledge that I will not change the tone or content of any post in exchange for a rewarded endorsement or a paid sponsorship.
These policies are not binding. (How could they be?) Rather, the purpose of posting them here is simply to let readers know where I stand on the issue.