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Translation & Breakdown
This is a blog. Essentially, it’s this ever-morphing public journal of sorts in which I write about… pretty much whatever I want to write about. It really has nothing to do with anyone else. I LOVE that you’re here. But it’s important that you understand that with the nature of a blog such as this comes exposure to my ever-morphing thoughts, opinions, and musings. Since I’m a living, breathing, (fairly) open-minded person, I reserve the right to change my mind. Repeatedly and as often as I’d like. And though I try to note it when I make changes to previously-published posts, I reserve the right to add/remove photos, fix typos, and alter published posts in any way, even without notice or citation, because hey. It’s my blog. If you do something dumb because of something I wrote, look. That’s not my fault. There’s no mind control voodoo happening up in here, and ultimately, you are responsible for the decisions you make (or don’t make) in your own life. Also, if I write something that makes you feel offended, insulted, or anything other than awesome, that’s a total bummer and was not my intention. All I can tell you is that the easiest response is to close the page. And maybe check back tomorrow, because it’s likely I’ll be writing about something entirely different.
International laws and cultures vary widely. While something might be perfectly acceptable to write in my country, it may be considered insulting or even illegal elsewhere. If that happens, it is the reader’s responsibility — not my own — to close the site.
Sometimes I link to stuff. It might be for reference or recommendations, or sometimes, if I’m really lucky, because someone is paying me to do so. When that happens, I’ll let you know (see below). But bottom line? I’m not responsible for whatever you might find when you click those links. You have been warned.
As of right now, I do not monitor comments I receive prior to publication. I like my readers to have the ability to express their uncensored opinions and experience the immediate satisfaction that comes with seeing their comments published upon completion. That said, I’m not going to take the blame for any flack you could catch — legal or otherwise — for the comments you make. Also, I can delete any comments at any time. I don’t usually do this, but I will if they seem spammy, ridiculously rude, inappropriate, or if I’m just having a bad day and I don’t like the color of your sweater.
Not that I can see your sweater.
Or can I?
There was a time, in the past, when I snagged pictures off the internet and stuck ’em on my site. I’m not proud. But now I try to provide proper citing whenever I can. If you notice an inaccuracy, lack of proper credit, or want something of yours removed, contact me. Also, please don’t steal my stuff. I work hard to write what I write, and it’s really messed up to go posting it somewhere else — even if you slap my name on it. If you want to use some of my writing or a photo, just ask. I’m a pretty nice person and will probably just require an appropriate citation, link, and maybe a year’s subscription to a wine-of-the-month club.
Just kidding on that last part.
All of that said, DO, however, feel free to share my posts on Facebook and Twitter and pin my photos on Pinterest, as long as everything links back to my site. I love me some free publicity, so pin away!
And lastly, I’m not very tech savvy. If something goes wrong with this site and it’s temporarily unavailable, you can’t blame me or sue me for not getting your fix. I’m probably just as upset as you are. But, just so you know, if I have a complete mental collapse and decide to delete the entire thing in an uncontrollable fit of feng shui frenzy, you can’t get mad at me for that, either.
Well. You can get mad, but I don’t have to do anything about it.
I’m not gonna lie. I’m tying to earn some money through this blog in order to justify the amount of time I spend working on it. But in the interest of maintaining my integrity, I’d like to make the means through which I earn money and/or other “perks” on this blog clear:
Affiliate Marketing. Sometimes I build relationships with stores or brands with whom I can earn commission from purchases made via links from my site. For example, links to Amazon.com are most likely affiliate links, which means I can earn money off of purchases you make through those links. But you know me — I don’t want you to buy stuff just to buy stuff. That’s why I will only link to products I’ve bought — or would seriously consider buying — myself. And if I lead you to a product you just might love, why not buy it through my link? It’s a win-win for both of us! All affiliate links will be disclosed via hover text (see below).
Freebies. One of my biggest motivators for blogging is getting free stuff. What? You thought I’d lie? I mean, I really like posting my personal stuff all over the internet, too — it’s super therapeutic — but who doesn’t like free stuff? Sometimes I’ll share the freebies with you via giveaways, and other times I’ll keep it for myself to write a product or service review (see below). Rest assured, when this happens, the posts will be fully disclosed.
Reviews. I. LOVE. Writing reviews. Whether it’s an incredible dining experience, a special prison tour, or stuff that ensures your sh*t won’t stink, I’ve been sharing my opinions about stuff on this blog since the dawn of time. (Or March 2010.) When the product or experience I’m reviewing was provided in exchange for me writing about it, I’ll be sure to let you know. However, it’s important for you to know that all opinions I express will always be my own. I make that clear with every company and brand I work with.
Advertising: Sometimes you’ll see videos or photo ads in my sidebar or posts. In the sidebar, these ads are marked as “Sponsors.” In my posts, they’re indicated as advertisements. I’m trying to keep my advertising as unobtrusive as possible so you don’t get in trouble at work. You’re welcome.
So there you go. Over 1,500 words about how I operate and why you shouldn’t sue me. If you still have questions, feel free to email me.