Here’s my policy on sponsored posts, after consulting with readers in October 2011:

I will accept sponsored posts on this blog, whether the advertiser wants to sponsor the entire post, or just pay for a mention in the post.

Any post which includes sponsored content will be marked as such, to be easily identifiable.

Regardless of whether a post is sponsored or not, I will write positive and negative thoughts about a product or brand, as I see fit. Just because a post is sponsored, doesn’t mean I’ll write all nice stuff about the advertiser. I reserve the right to an independent point of view.

Basically, an advertiser can pay for me to mention their brand, or product. What I actually write is still up to my discretion, and I’ll disclose any sponsored posts as such.