I received a comment recently that MEL: HOT OR NOT is becoming overly commercial and can no longer be considered an independent source of information.

I felt a bit yuk after hearing that and I take that feedback seriously. For the record, I earn an average of $25 a month in advertising and affiliate revenue from the blog. For that amount of money it is not worth my while to annoy my readers by becoming an unfiltered broadcast channel for press releases.

The comments also got me thinking that maybe it was time I clearly outlined my editorial policy for the blog, in true lawyer style. If you’d like to read it, click here. Last update July 2010.

I’m very interested to hear your views on the policy. In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy reading MEL: HOT OR NOT.