In South Africa, there are no blogging guidelines, which means bloggers don’t have to disclose whether their posts are paid for, or sponsored in some way (either with products or giveaways).

This means readers might be left confused or angry about what is really going on.A lot of bloggers are calling for strict guidelines, and in the meantime, here’s a little about my disclosure policies and ethics:

  • This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
  • The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. History, data, statistics and quotes are usually provided by manufacturers or through my own research.
  • I believe in honesty of the nature of my blog posts, and any sponsored content will be disclosed. 
  • All products on this website have been tried and tested by me or someone I know, and only things that I would buy for myself or as a gift are featured here.
  • Guest bloggers and contributors aren’t paid for their posts.

A short note to advertisers and potential advertisers:

Rattle and Mum accepts advertising from brands or services I love, see a synergy with, or would pay for myself. If you think we’d be a match, and if you’d like posts or support that is true, not copied from a press release, and across all my platforms, please email me here. I can tailor-make something to suit you, and can also get a banner or ad designed for you.

March 20, 2013