The Relentless Disclosure Policy

For years and years I have resisted doing sponsored posts or reviews on Relentless.

This is partly because no one ever offered me anything good enough to write about, and partly because I could fulfill all my reviewing desires over at WeekendNotes where I am very happy to tell you what I think about all manner of products and places in a chatty and long-winded manner.

But Relentless has always been personal. It may be written about me and my family, but because it seems from your comments, that my experiences are also yours, then Relentless has always been about you, the readers.

And as my stats page constantly tells me, you don't want to read about things that aren't to do with the relentless world of parenting. You have made it clear my writing journey doesn't belong here (so it has a new home on shannonmeyerkort.com) and you don't want to hear about anything sentimental or serious. Not too often anyway.

I respect that. After all, without my readers and commenters, this is basically just a very public 'baby book' to hand onto my daughters one day.

But I have to make a living, so I recently took a writing gig for Aussie company Mamadoo, an online shopping mall. I get to write my usual style of guff, and occasionally they send me things to review. It's neat. And did I mention I get paid?

And because they're still kinda new and because they love me and I love them, I have agreed to mention on my Relentless Facebook page and on this blog when I publish a new post for them. Now, I think you should definitely read the blogs I do for them, because they're just as awesome as anything published here, but in the interest of being transparent, I will always indicate in the post title if the article is a [review] or a general article which has been written for [Mamadoo].

If I do a review for a product on Mamadoo, assume that it was a) sent to me for free and b) I was paid to write it. Sometimes I buy the products myself because I want them, but I am still paid for the article. I am paid for my words and opinion, not to gush about products I don't like. If I have received something that's crap, I will either say it's crap or not write about it.

So there you go: that's my disclosure policy, I probably could have said it in about two paragraphs, but then, it wouldn't be so relentless...

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