#BlogTrends – Editorial Policies – Apr 2


As our blogs grow there is a good chance you will get the opportunity to review some products for a brand you are working with or do a great giveaway on your blog. One important aspect of that is developing your blog’s editorial policy. Find some great tips on why should have a policy, what it should cover, and how you should use it.

Q1 What is editorial policy and why should I have one? #BlogTrends

@blackblondeone: @blog_trends A1 It’s your rules and guidelines. It’s how you focus your blog and the way you work. #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: A1 Your editorial policy should outline the types of content you post, what your review/link/paid posts entail, etc.#blogtrends #blogtrends

@PGRDresses: The way you conduct business on your blog and Yes you need one. I use a disclaimer. @Blog_Trends #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: A1 Editorial policies tell readers and advertisers what they can expect on your blog, and how to work with you.#blogtrends #blogtrends

@Curvatude: A1 an editorial policy describes the guidelines you have for posting, reviewing, etc on your site. #blogtrends

@WowYouWoreThat: @Blog_Trends Have standards, as well as a policy for what goes up, how and when. You should have one to gain a solid readership #blogtrends

@DigitalKaitlyn: @gritandglamour you have the clearest policies I have seen – http://t.co/QiVmJ5i7 (scroll to the bottom) #blogtrends

@AleyshaProctor: A1 Yes, it’s needed. The editorial policy should also keep the blogger in compliance with copyrights, FCC, etc. #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: If you want to monetize, or you accept money or goods, you need a clear editorial policy. It protects you! #blogtrends#blogtrends

@jstprfectbeauty: A1–policy tells what you will accept/not acceept on your blog regarding paid/unpaid endorsements, reviews, compensation, etc. #blogtrends

@Mattieologie: A1) An editorial policy is the ABC’s of your blog: how you ADVERTISE, the BUSINESS of you blog & the legalities of your CONTENT #blogtrends

Q2 Are all editorial policies the same? How should I compose mine? #BlogTrends

@CreativelyYours: A2. No, not all the same, cater your editorial policies to align w/your brand/blog mission #BlogTrends

@Curvatude: @DigitalKaitlyn well yes & no. there are certain things most will contain but your blog is your world, you decide how you govern #blogtrends

@backngroovemom: @Blog_Trends @LALynns I say yes. I think somewhere on the blog, you have your disclaimer/legal stuff/what u will and won’t write #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: A2 All should disclose paid content. The rest is personal. My paid content policies: http://t.co/BCQo0tAs #blogtrends

@Mattieologie: A2) It’s different for every1 b/c every1’s blog is different. There r standards (copyrights, etc) & how they apply to your blog.#blogtrends

@Curvatude: A2 i don’t believe they will be the same. they def need to contain certain elements like disclosure but you set your own stage#blogtrends

@Mattieologie: A2) Essentially none of our editorial policies can be the same because none of our content is the same. #blogtrends

@Glam__Slam: @Blog_Trends A2: I think it depends on you.What ur willing to do w/your time/work.There are guidelines for all,but depends on u.#blogtrends

@gritandglamour: Will you allow advertisers to review posts before publishing/have final right of approval? I don’t. It’s my policy.#blogtrends #blogtrends

@blackblondeone: A2 I think policies should be relevant to who you are and what you do. IE-I do a lot of reviews, so I mention my feelings on it. #blogtrends

@QueeninHeels: A2 I think every blogs will be different but one thing that should be the same is disclosing paid for content. #blogtrends

Q3 Will I use my editorial policy every day? Should I link to my policy in my posts? #BlogTrends

@blackblondeone: @Blog_Trends A3 Yes and no. It’s the basis of how you work, write, & post. Use it as your guideline to blog. #blogtrends

@Curvatude: Q3 i don’t post my policy so, my answer is no. i DO reference my disclosure policy when i write featured posts. #blogtrends

@QueeninHeels: Q3 I have it linked in my footer, sidebar, advertise page. I think that is good enough. #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel. Anyone can use my policies as a basis for scripting their own. #blogtrends#blogtrends

@LALynns: A3) I don’t have one set up just yet but I think it would be repetitive & overkill to post it on every post. #BlogTrends

@CreativelyYours: @Blog_Trends A3. I don’t link in my posts BUT I do disclose/link when building business w/PR/Brands, be clear where you stand #BlogTrends

@Mattieologie: A3) Posting/linking to it everyday is a bit much. But bring attention to it when necessary. (Featured posts, review, etc.)#blogtrends

@NYConmymind: I think with anything that you write or blog, eventually you need to revise as your beliefs change.#blogtrends

@Glam__Slam: @Blog_Trends A3: I just have it listed in my “Advertise/Sponsor” page, will disclose if is paid/sponsored post/link if needed.#blogtrends

Q4 What are the top 3 things you will likely/do include in your editorial policy? #BlogTrends

@blackblondeone: @Blog_Trends A4 I include giveaways, reviews, and free merchandise. #blogtrends

@backngroovemom: @blog_trends A4 top 3 items:do you accept payment, what you write, your limits on what you will promise#blogtrends

@gritandglamour: A4 1. Disclose paid content. 2. Maintain copyright & editorial control. 3. Deliver authentic content. #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: And 4. I will never endorse anything I don’t personally like or use. #blogtrend

@QueeninHeels: A4 — 1. Money is accepted for posts, reviews 2. All opinions are my own/must be my own 3. No racist/sexist comments#blogtrends

@NYConmymind: A4 I would say something like that I will not use or advertise things I do not support for the sake of myself and readers.#blogtrends

@NYConmymind: A4 Also as I had before “All photos are owned by me unless otherwise noted” #blogtrends

@TheLimerickLane: A4: But what if you don’t know that you don’t support it until you do a review on it? :/ #BlogTrends

@NYConmymind: i should also note that all my photos are not photoshopped!!!! JK. I dont have time to photoshop them. #blogtrends

@Curvatude: A4 1. my no sell out policy is tops. i also add that a review is not guaranteed. and of course rates. #blogtrends

@Glam__Slam: @Blog_Trends 1.won’t endorse anything I don’t like 2.always disclose paid content/freebies3.Everything will be my honest opinion #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: @StyleOnTheCouch Money. But $10, $50, even $500…I’m not going to fake it for anyone or any amount. That’s just how I roll. #blogtrends

@Mattieologie: I’ll include how my blog is PERSONAL (I choose what I write), PAID (open to opps) & PROTECTED (copyrights, etc.).#blogtrends

@blackblondeone: A4 Learn how to say no also. Not completely for this ? but important in blogging and life. #blogtrends

Q5 Is it ok to ever change my policy? If I do, should I post about it? #BlogTrends

@Mattieologie: A5) Yes and yes. When you and your blog grow – editorial policy included – the world deserves to know. #blogtrends

@gritandglamour: A5 Most policies have a line in them that states that they can change without notice. I do. #blogtrends

@QueeninHeels: Q5 I believe I wrote in mine that “this policy can change at any time” or something like that . . so include that in it#blogtrends

@gritandglamour: A5 I do have advertisers review my policies and agree with them via email before I take on a contract with them.#blogtrends

@Curvatude: A5 it’s your rules, so change it when you want. if your policy is public, i don’t see why you wouldn’t want to disclose changes#blogtrends

@TheLimerickLane: Heck. If stores can change their return policies without notice, why can’t I change mine? 🙂 #BlogTrends


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1 Comment on #BlogTrends – Editorial Policies – Apr 2

  1. Queen in Heels
    April 8, 2012 at 10:23 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you for including me. I am so relieved that I made some sense. You never really know when things are being tweeted so fast . . .haha. I really enjoyed the tips and advice from everyone and I am actually reviewing my disclaimer and the links to it.
    Really great chat can’t wait until the next one.


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