I normally don't write bad posts about other bloggers. I might critique their site, but I normally don't mention names when I'm not too happy about something that's happening. Unfortunately I felt like ranting about one specific A-list blogger today. It's not the blogger himself who I'm upset with. It's the practices he uses when it comes to ReviewMe. John Chow is getting paid huge bucks by advertisers who want him specifically to review their site. In fact he makes half of each $400 review, but yet I see a nice little Paypal donate link at the bottom of his latest ReviewMe post. The Paypal donate occurs at the bottom of each post on his blog, but is it fair to the advertiser to also include it on paid posts?
I personally believe if the advertiser is paying me to write a post, I shouldn't be pimping out my donate button on that post. Then again, John Chow is an A-list blogger who can get away with just about anything he wants when it comes to his blog. What do you think? Is it okay to include a button on a post disclosed as paid asking people to donate to you to support your efforts blogging? Is it greedy or do you think it's acceptable?