I have been blogging for nearly 3 years now, and one of the things I have learned is that a blogger's most valuable asset is the trust of his/her readership. This is the precise reason why many corporations are now turning to blogging (and why you should contact me via Blogsites.biz if your company is not yet blogging and don't know where to start) - it is a way for the company to communicate directly with their consumer. And nothing is more detrimental to the well-being of a company than if they lose the trust of their consumer (just ask the folks at Enron).
So in the spirit of full disclosure and in an effort to maintain your trust, I want you to know that I have begun a new chapter with Normal Rockstar - a "2.0" of sorts. I have begun to entertain offers from various organizations/companies who are requesting my endorsement or support of their product. This will look different for various situations - sometimes I will be given free product in return for a blog post, sometimes I will be paid to post about something, etc. Any time I do a post like this, I will include the "$" image you see in the top right hand corner of this post - that way you will know that I was compensated in some way for the post.
Here is my guarantee to you: I will not post/endorse something that I do not agree with, use, believe in, or think would be of some interest to you simply because the offer was too good to pass up.
I am excited about this new phase of my blog. As my wife and I entertain the possibility of starting a family in the near future I am looking for creative ways to supplement my "rockstar" income, and this could be one of those. I don't know... I guess we'll see what happens!