Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My comments policy

Many of us want to do something about improving our environment. It's just that life gets in the way.

Whether it's time, family obligations or cost, there are many things holding us back in our desire to do "more" for the environment. So, this blog focuses on the little things all of us can do to get a bit greener, and it shares my family's successes and adventures, small as they are, in this process.

Why do I write this? In part of a bit of frustration. I'm annoyed by bad PR practices by the OilheatAmerica people, who think that by masquerading as various readers to promote their business - four times in little more than a week - is a good thing. In fact, it's unethical to pretend to be an everyday consumer and not disclose your relationships with the very business you're promoting. Even the major public relations organizations in the country - Public Relations Society of America and International Assocation of Business Communications - agree.

Why do I bring this up? Because all future posts that actively plug a product are going to be deleted. Yes, I want to bring information to the everyday family; however, if you want to talk about how great your product is, start your own blog. It's free. Don't hijack mine.


Corie said...

You go, girl! Way to take control of your territory! :-)

Chile said...

Way to go! I instituted a similar policy a while back. It makes it much easier because I treat everyone equally, whether the product is crap or green. We're not billboards!