As I have been getting quite a few requests for product reviews of late, I thought I would make a quick post to clarify my policy on the matter.
Let me say right up front that I welcome the opportunity to review products in the personal development niche. However, I simply will not promote products that I personally consider to be poor. Badly written, amateur production or, perhaps most importantly, poor quality content offerings will simply never appear as personal recommendations from me; I feel I owe that to my subscribers.
One time, I remember reading something that suggested that it was much more fruitful to be able to stand for something than against something. As I understand the comment, it means that it is better to invest your time and effort productively than to waste it knocking something or someone. It is a pretty generic statement, but one that I think holds true for many things in life.
So I have always tried to follow the maxim that if you can’t say something good about somebody, it is better to not say anything at all and that’s a principle I try to extend into my product reviews. Just this week, I was sent two products to review and, as they did not meet my personal standards, I simply preferred to not publish any comments about them at all. Products that impress me – the ones that I find genuinely useful – are the reviews I am prepared to publish.
There it is. It is a simple policy and I do indeed always welcome approaches by product vendors. If you have a product in the self improvement space, I would be very happy to review it for you, but if you want me to publish a review here at the site, you need to first ensure your product is good quality and is actually worth someone’s investment of reading time.
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