Our posts are generally positive. That is because we do not like to write negatively. When we encounter negative products, books, restaurants, hotels, etc., we don’t waste our time giving them unwarranted publicity.
We take part in many media trips and often are taken to dinner. We write about what we like and strive to be objective in our evaluations.
On another note, we ourselves pay for many trips, dinners, products, wine, etc. that we feature. We simply enjoy writing about what we enjoy.
We do have some affiliate ads on our blogs. If someone clicks through and purchases, we receive a nominal amount. Our affiliate ads are from companies from which we have experienced good service ourselves.
If someone we reviewed favorably ever wants to run an ad, we would be delighted. Monetizing our website, without compromising our integrity, is highly desirable AND ethical.
As readers, if you ever feel an article is compromised, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.