I had been amused with many comments from non-paid posts bloggers. Many of them had thrown that snide remarks that we bloggers who place ads on our blog and writing paid posts have ‘sell-out’ the true meaning of blogging.
I agree that there are indeed many people who sell out their blogs. Say they are having a food blog? And they blog post after post about loans, insurances and stuffs totally not related to their blogs? That my friends, is sell-out.
I am a Catholic and my faith forbids many things. Therefore, I will not bend over and sell-out by promoting certain categories of things. However, being a proficient blogger, I can twist things to my favour even when I am writing about things forbidden. For example, our faith do not allow birth controls, i.e. no artificial birth controls like pills, hormones, condoms. I had taken a condom post and promote ‘ Not having sex is the safest’ when I had to write about safe sex.
I have a food blog that I adore, i.e. MalaysiaBest.net and I will never use it for paid posts except for ReviewMe (which is very far and few). But I have another one blog that would have been dead long ago. So, I took up paid blogging there and change my theme from food to food and travel.
Therefore, I hope all like-minded paid-post bloggers agree with me that blogging for money is not a ‘sell-out’. But blogging about things we do not believe in is a total sell-out.