I don’t consider myself a journalist – not at this point, anyway. I have always striven to be an ethical person, though, and I believe that means that you, the audience, are owed a few guarantees and a healthy heaping of respect and gratitude. You could be reading anyone else’s blog, but you’re reading mine, and that deserves something. I promise y’all this:
- If I have been offered any consideration at all – a freebie, money, whatever – for content, I will tell you up front. By the time you get to the end of paragraph one, you’ll know all the sordid details.
- I won’t compromise my voice or my integrity by allowing a third party to influence any review I write. If it sucked, it sucked and I’ll tell you how deep of a hole I buried the whateverthehellitwas in. If it was awesome, it was awesome and you should go there/do that/use it on your honeymoon and every vacation you ever take ever again.
- I’ll only review stuff that I think the good folks who read this blog will give a damn about. I don’t care how nifty the XYZ Tea Cozee is, I’m not writing about it. Unless it weighs .25 oz and can flash boil putrid pond scum into clear water for making a nice cup of tea in under three minutes because after a day of hiking, that sounds nice. Doesn’t that sound lovely? I think it sounds lovely.
So, if you’ve read all that and have something you’d like me to talk about on this blog, and you’re thick-skinned enough to handle me being completely blunt, send me an email.