Policies/Sponsorship/Disclosure

My Mom-Friday is a home and lifestyle blog that celebrates the many facets of being a mom.  All entries are written, edited, and published by blog owner.

Ownership, Policies, Sponsorship and Disclosure
(Updated: 2016)
  1. All content -- text and photographs in this site are the property of Michelle Lim, a.k.a. Mom-Friday, unless otherwise specified and credited.
  2. Published entries are solely based on my personal experiences, my varied interests, tastes and preferences, my own opinion and knowledge of a product or service.
    • Featured products and services are all purchased/paid by me, unless indicated as gifts or compliments of friends or sponsors.
    • To maintain honesty, transparency, and integrity on my blog, I only feature products and services that I like, I use, are relevant to me and my readers, those I have already encountered, and have tried for myself or for my family.
      • I only share what I can confidently recommend to my readers.
    • If I have not actually seen nor experienced/tried a product or service yet, I cannot share or write about it.
  3. I don't believe in soliciting products or services in exchange for a blog feature.
    • Product samples and complimentary services are voluntarily given/sent to me by generous companies/brands, sponsors, and establishments.  I don't ask for them. 
      • These samples help me learn more about the (new) product/service before I decide to share it on social media, or host a giveaway (see #2, item 3 above).  
      • It's not a guarantee to be featured on the blog or shared on my social network sites.
    • If products/samples garnered mostly negative or unfavorable feedback from me and my family after trying, I will refrain from writing about it as a courtesy to the sender/brand.
      • I avoid ranting and posting negative features on the blog.
    • I also receive tokens from social media events I choose to attend, and occasional gifts from blog-loving friends. These are clearly acknowledged either in the blog entry, on my Facebook page here, on my Instagram and/or Twitter. 
  4. Sponsored/paid posts are disclosed, labeled as "sponsor", and acknowledged in the blog entry.
    • I only agree to feature and endorse what I like and use, what interests me, and what I can confidently share and recommend to my friends and readers.
    • Only sponsored posts have scheduled dates for publishing on my blog. Otherwise, for brands and agencies, kindly read this note to manage your expectations.
  5. Blogger/Media Events:
    • I attend functions if I'm interested with what's being presented, and if it's relevant to me and my blog.
    • Since my days revolve around the schedule of my family, I only attend if the date/time and location are convenient.
      • I rarely attend evening and Sunday functions.
    • As a former advertising/events/PR practitioner, I understand that there is a level of expectation from media guests to write about/feature the brand presented at the event attended, though not required. To be fair with the organizers, if I know I cannot find the time to write about it, I will not attend.
    • If I did not attend an event, post-publicity releases shall be declined (unless it's from a sponsor).
  6. Press Releases and Guest Posts
    • I receive quite a number of press releases and other publicity materials at any given time. Requests for guest posts also come my way. Given my regular weekly theme and very limited time to write, I cannot accommodate most(or all) of them.
      • Marketing and promotional plugs, event announcements, and similar press releases shall be politely declined.
Advertising and Sponsorship
  1. This blog is open to advertising, promotional tie-ins, and sponsorship arrangements.
    • I shall accept proposals and mutually beneficial partnerships as long as they are in keeping with my personal philosophies and interests, and is within my blog niche.
    • I only accept ads and sponsorships from brands I believe in.
  2. Ad Units can be in the form of:
    • Box Ad - 300x300 px (on sidebar)
    • Medium Rectangle Ad - 300x250px (bottom of homepage)
    • Banner Ad - 728x90 px (bottom of homepage)
  3. Sponsored posts/campaigns shall also be shared across my social network sites as added mileage for my sponsors.
  4. My Mom-Friday is affiliated with Nuffnang and SoMoms.
  5. If you are interested to advertise or partner with my blog:
    • Kindly read my WHO and WHAT pages first (tabs below main header) to learn more about me and my blog, and to assess if your brand is a good fit for My Mom-Friday.
For advertising, collaborations, other questions and concerns, email: mymomfriday@gmail.com


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