Thursday, July 7, 2011
This week's post is less about giving a blogging tip than it is about seeking helpful tips from you. Specifically, I would love input today from the reviewers out there. Those of you who review things on your blogs - be they books, products, movies or any other item.
I feel it is important that if you have a recurring review feature or format to have clear guidelines available on your blog. One set of guidelines would be for those wishing to supply you with items to review. It explains your review policy - what you do or don't accept, your time table for producing a review, what you will provide in exchange and what you won't.
Another set of guidelines would be for those reading your reviews. It explains your review process - the categories or qualities you evaluate, the definition of any ranking system and why you reviewed it to begin with.
Since the Quirky Girls and I are trying to establish some policies for books that we review I thought it best to solicit advice from those of you with experience in such matters. So tell me, what kind of review guidelines do you have in place? How did you decide what they would be? And where do you put them so that interested folks can find them?