Things I Love Thursday- A Blogging Manifesto (BlogHer '09)

tilt  I am here in Chicago loving my one night all by myself at the W hotel. My own bed, my own TV, my own remote. It is quite lovely. Tomorrow all the crazy starts and I will slip into some sort of exhausted coma by Sunday. So I don’t really have the energy to do a full on TILT post this week, but in light of some recent chatter in the mommy blogosphere, I thought I would let you all know my policy on reviewing products since I do a lot of that in my Things I Love Thursday posts. If you haven’t heard the chatter, consider yourself lucky cause it has gotten a bit mean spirited at times and I don’t have the energy to invest in such things.

My policy on reviews is that I try to only accept products to review that I would most likely already use or endorse.  There are many times where I am just telling you about a product I love out of my genuine love for the product and even times I will contact a company that makes a product I love and ask to review it. I try to be upfront about products that have been supplied to me so that my readers are very aware that I was given the product. But whether I have been given the product for free or am just telling you about a product I love, I really try and give an honest opinion. I think it is important to let you know that I am trying to maintain integrity and I hope you will hold me to that standard.

I hope that if you are linking to TILT that you are honest in disclosing your relationships so that people know that what is said in TILT posts can be trusted. So far, I have never found my participants posts to be anything but the highest integrity. Thanks so much for your participation every week. I love our little carnival!


  1. Well said! Just thought I’d chime in and say I hope you enjoy your first trip to BlogHer!! I enjoy your blog so much and you have always been a great inspiration to me :) I can’t wait to hear how it all goes from you and all the other bloggers there!!

    HAVE FUN!!!

  2. How weird! My last comment linked you to my Wildtree site which isn’t even working today for some reason… so I thought I’d leave another comment so you know it’s Amanda from Garibay Soup :)
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Welcome to the Happy BlogNerd BASH…. Let’s Mingle! =-.

  3. I hope it’s a lovely time!! I would love to be there… oh but wait, that means I would be mingling and making conversation with a whole lot of people I don’t know. I’m glad I’m not there, but it would have been fun to meet you! ;)

    Is there a Mr. Linky this week?
    .-= Kristi_runwatch´s last blog ..Children’s music I love! =-.

  4. I’ve heard about this issue on the news recently but I don’t get what all the fuss is over. I feel that we are all big girls and can decide for ourselves to accept someones review or not..cause that is what it is..an OPINION. Anyway just so you know I don’t get really anything for free yet so all my TILT posts are pure things I LOVE:) Enjoy your time at Blogher!
    .-= Jen@After the Alter´s last blog ..Lazy Beach Days =-.

  5. I hadn’t heard any of the negative chatter- so thankful to be in my bubble sometimes :).
    I’ve actually participated in campaigns for things that I received and didn’t love- and therefore didn’t talk about. I agree with Jen- it’s just our opinions about things and it’s up to us to make the decision if it’s something we want to try.
    Have fun this weekend!
    .-= Candace´s last blog ..Since it’s Monday and All =-.

  6. There does seem to be a lot of buzz going around regarding this subject. I hope you are having fun and not having to hear a lot of negative!
    .-= Diann @ The Thrifty Groove´s last blog ..Free Arm & Hammer toothpaste sample =-.

  7. thatgirlblogs says:

    just saying hello and checking out the links… have a great weekend, all!

  8. Could I get the html for your Things I Love button?
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Wisdom for Wednesday =-.

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