We Blog the World (WBTW) is a travel and lifestyle website dedicated to Transformative Travel. In addition to original content provided by founder Renee Blodgett and a handful of others, the site syndicates content from writers and bloggers around the world.
WBTW abides by word-of-mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. This site does contain some content which might present a conflict of interest and this content is identified in the following ways:
Client or Advisor Affiliations
Founder Renee Blodgett advises some companies on marketing and PR, sometimes as a client, sometimes as an advisor. She is currently on the advisory board for Shocase, an exclusive global social network for the brightest minds in the marketing, communications and creative industries and Transformative Technology Lab, whose goal is to help engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs create new tools for the well-being of humanity.
Formerly, she was on the advisory board of BlogHer and PopTech. In these cases, it is disclosed that there is an affiliation with the company at the end of the post or within the context of the post.
There may be content on or referencing organizations where Renee has been an advisor or received recognition due to her professional efforts. She has served as a judge for the Travel & Leisure Smitty Awards and was selected as a Bay Area Digital Influencer by the United Nations. She has also served as co-curator of TEDxBerkeley since 2010 which is a non-profit organization and drove content efforts for the one-time event TEDxUNPlaza, the only TEDx event held at the United Nations. Curators volunteer their time and therefore are not paid — as part of her volunteer and co-curator contribution, she covers the event on social media and writes about it.
Advertising & Sponsored Content
This site accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this site. That content, advertising space or post which receives any financial compensation resides in the section called Partners on the site. This section is where WBTW publishes product and company sponsored posts.
Community Partners & Hosts
The content for community partners can be found in the section WBTW calls Community. The community content includes companies or affiliations of which we collaborate with and may also include media partners where WBTW may be involved in a conference or event. In these cases, there may be a mutual exchange of promotion but no financial compensation. This is noted in either the context of the article or at the bottom of the post. See our Partners and Hosts for some of the brands, events and companies we have collaborated with over the years.
Occasionally, bloggers are hosted by a destination, hotel or restaurant when we travel, but are not told what to write or how to write it. Opinions in these cases expressed are our own – if an experience is bad, you won’t find us raving about it. We ask that the contributors and bloggers on the site provide the same level of disclosure when they are hosted — WBTW does the best it can to maintain ethical guidelines and disclosure with contributors and writers.
Sometimes WBTW receives products/items to review, however we are not financially compensated to provide opinion nor told what to write. All opinions expressed are entirely our own. If a piece on a product is paid for, it will be posted in the Partners section to differentiate that it is a sponsored post (and noted as such) vis a vis an editorial review. Note that we merely write about our opinions with products, don’t endorse them. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
Wellness Products & Spirituality Section
In the case of Wellness Product and service reviews, please note that we are not doctors or medical experts, so all opinions in trying a wellness or health-related product are based on personal experience only and we are not endorsing the product or suggesting that it can solve an issue or problem for you.
In all cases, readers should seek professional advice from their health practitioner before trying any product or service. Our spirituality section too is based on personal experience and is not meant in any way to recommend or suggest that a book, product, service or experience will provide positive or negative results or work for you. Again, please seek outside consultation from an expert in the field – these reviews are experiential only, and opinion based.