I’ve been working on a ProBlogger Disclaimer Page for a few days now in order to be more transparent about this blog. As regular readers know, I receive a lot of both positive and negative feedback (more good than bad) to what I write here so I thought some sort of disclaimer might be helpful to increase the transparency of what I do.
I’ve decided to list both the things I gain from writing this blog and the costs I incur in doing so. I was tempted to leave out the costs but part of my philosophy here is to be as honest as possible about Professional blogging and I hope in showing the underbelly of what I do that readers will develop a realistic understanding of blogging that helps them to make informed choices about it as a possible endeavour. I hope it’s not too negative – but to be honest I’ve had a bit of a low blogging day and so the costs are written out of that context.
I’m sure I’ll add to it later as I think of more things but here it is (also linked to in the menu above). I’d appreciate your feedback on it in comments below.
Also I’m interested to know how many others have developed disclaimers like this for their blogs. Perhaps we could have a discussion below about what they should and shouldn’t include?