Crisis of Online Conscience


Here’s the dilemma I am facing. Two days ago, I submitted my blog for approval at PayPerPost. For those of you that do not know what it is, PayPerPost pays bloggers to write posts (essentially advertisements and critiques) for advertisings, and post them to their blog. The main idea is to reach audiences through viral marketing.

Today, my blog was accepted into the program. And right about when I was scouting for articles from advertisers that were of interest to me, my conscience hit. Is it selling out my readership to post advertisements?

While I do already advertise products and services on my blog through Google AdSense, none of my content has ever been shaded by it. This might change that, as I would be reviewing products and plugging websites in my posts.

Before I wrote any articles with PayPerPost, I wanted to see how other people felt about it. Feel free to leave a comment about it on this post, my website, or email me at .

, , , , , , , , , ,


2 Responses to “Crisis of Online Conscience”

  1. Ryan Says:

    You’re a journalist, right?

  2. abechtel Says:

    Everyone needs to make a living somehow and although it would be a nobler cause to have a pure blog without any greater influence, in these days it seems improbable. I don’t think you should worry about selling out as long as the products and services you are plugging don’t conflict with your personal ethics.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: