Truth in HTML
I am a huge proponent of transparency online and regularly take people and companies to task for failing at Internet Ethics 101. While I am not currently paid to blog for any company or persons outside my portfolio, I have been in the past. All such companies are fully disclosed below.
If I have or have had financial or material goods dealings with any company or persons mentioned outside of my Portfolio on this blog, you’ll find it here.
- TeamworkPM: I am a raving fan of Teamwork Project Manager. When I paid for my account a month after that post, they gave me a free upgrade. Woot!
- Blacknight.ie: I have blogged about Blacknight. They have provided free hosting for Sass.ie, a project which
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- LuckyOliver.com: I blogged about LuckyOliver and was subsequently hired by them. After that, I blogged about them once, detailing a contest I had created for them in my consulting capacity.
- WordPress: This blog and almost all my client sites are built on WordPress. I have a handful of very cute WP stickers and a badge I got from a WordPress employee. That is the extent of WordPress kickbacks to me, alas.
I previously received money or goods in my capacity as a blogger for the following establishments:
- LuckyOliver.com: I provided consulting services to now-defunct stock site Lucky Oliver. I wrote posts on their blog as part of my paid contract.
- LindenLifestyles.com: I blogged for over a year for Linden Lifestyles, a fashion blog covering the virtual world of Second Life. In this capacity, I received enormous amounts of free virtual stuff from designers — it is Linden Lifestyles editorial policy not to blog untried goods outside of charity fundraising unless stated. Goods were either returned, kept, or trashed, depending on the designer’s preference. Linden Lifestyles also runs ads, which are clearly defined as such, sometimes from people who’s goods we also review. We do not give preferential editorial to advertisers.
- Mink Media: I was employed for a year or so by Azeem Azhar and Mink Media to act as Managing Editor of a UK blog network. In the same capacity, I blogged at Wandalust as the travel editor. I received numerous travel books for review and sometimes reviewed them, giving my honest opinion. I quit when Mink Media was bought by Creative Weblogging, partly because I couldn’t deal with the ugly.
- Weblogs Inc: I was very briefly employed by Jason Calacanis and Weblogs Inc. to blog for Gadling, their adventure travel blog. I was fired when I also began blogging for Mink Media. It was not an amicable parting.
I include the following affiliate codes in some links on this site. I spend money regularly at all of these places, so I might as well spend your money:
- iStock: Vector images and half the stock photos I use.
- Dreamstime: The other half of the stock photos I use.
- ThemeForest: My favourite source for WordPress themes.
- Campaign Monitor: Hands down the best email marketing software ever.
Additionally, I can state that I have never and would never sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement that barred me from being transparent about the existence of a business relationship. Everything I have taken money, goods or services for outside of a standard consumer relationship is disclosed here.