Disclosure Policy

The main purpose of this blog is to inspire other people to live their dream and travel more but it also helps me connect with new web, blog design and copywriting clients. In addition to that I now make money directly through my blog. If I like a product enough to mention it here and there’s an affiliate program I will join it. I also sell advertising and write sponsored blog posts for a small number of clients I am happy to endorse because I genuinely love their products.

I am an ethical and principled business writer. I do not recommend services, businesses or products unless I stand behind them 100% and I always disclose when I have been paid to write about something. Either way I strive to present unbiased and honest reports and all opinions are my own.

This policy is valid from 22 October 2012

This blog is a personal blog mainly written and totally edited by Annabel Candy. For questions about this blog, please contact [email protected].

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation and abides by word of mouth marketing standards.

We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner 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.

The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. We have a financial interest in the following that are relevant to our blogging: I own and operate Mucho website design company, set up Successful and wrote Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps.

Comments Policy

It’s a sad day and a happy day when you have to add a comments policy to your blog. Sad because to begin with my blog just attracted positive, useful comments but happy because unfortunately attracting spammy comments is a badge of success for a blog. Writing this really saddens me because 99.9% of people who leave comments are wonderful, genuine, helpful people who don’t need a comments policy and naturally behave respectfully online as they do in life.

To avoid spam I’ve decided to have a no links in comments policy. If there’s a specific link you want people to check out please mention the site and post title so people can do a search for it if they like. If it’s on your blog they can always link to that from your name. I always check out recommended posts and I’m sure other people do too.

Please leave your first name and surname, not just a business name. The comments are a conversation and it’s hard to have a conversation with a business name. Real people leave real names. Spammers don’t.

Thank You to Commenters

My blog exists today because of the many kind people who’ve left comments. There’s no doubt that if no one had ever left me a comment I’d have stopped blogging around the six month mark. I still thrive on the comments and feedback from readers and really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with me and the other readers. If you have your own blog I hope people will visit it because of that.

Please keep those comment coming.

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