With regard to reviews, I often receive product from manufacturers, boutiques, or other outlets, to review. Products I receive are not returned and are considered an appropriate trade for the time it takes me to write the review and take photographs. Before accepting a product for review, I confirm that there are no expectations that I will write a positive review. If I really don’t like an item, I will not review it. Contrary to what some might believe about bloggers, free stuff doesn’t cloud our judgments, influence our opinions, or magically compromise our editorial integrity. I consider my relationship with my readers to be more important than anything else, and would never risk losing your trust or loyalty for money.
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— Bruce Davis, Editor, Coalhouse