Centsational Girl Blog Policies
This is a blog/website focused predominately on home decorating, design, and home improvement, with a heavy focus on DIY projects, and is written solely from Kate’s perspective. Every now and then, Kate wanders off into recipes or features on where she lives so please indulge these random ramblings. It can’t be helped, she’s just a quirky and unpredictable like that.
This website/blog is a happy informative sharing place where friends come together to talk about creative ideas and encourage one another. Kind comments are welcomed, and even ones with constructive suggestions. If you attempt to leave a nasty comment or make personal attacks at the author (Kate) or toward other commenters, your comment will be deleted. The author reserves the right to edit, delete, or not publish any comment. Comments intending to advertise or spam will be deleted. The author also reserves the right to block commenter(s) who have previously published offensive comments or spam.
It’s like your Momma said. “If you don’t have anything nice to say . . . . ”
Well, you know the rest.
Sponsors & Affiliates
Sponsors appear in the right column on all pages, and are businesses personally endorsed by Centsational Girl for the quality of merchandise and/or services. Sponsors pay a monthly rate to appear in this website’s sidebar. All potential or future sponsor inquiries should be directed to Kate through the Sponsor Page in the navigation bar. This site will evaluate and accept content relevant and/or high quality products that would be valuable to the readership. Kate loves her sponsors, so please be kind to them and shop their stores. It helps keep this site going !
There is one affiliate link in the sidebar, Kate endorses the Photography and Photoshop learning courses at Shoot Fly Shoot and is part of the sales team.
Ads & Ad Networks
In the right side bar, above the header, and at the bottom of regular posts you will see network ads by Google, and also ads by a private ad network. There is little control over what ads show up there - it’s just part of the deal with a network. If you see something completely inappropriate, please kindly let Kate know and she will try to block that particular ad. The ads on this site help to pay a few bills, so please indulge, thanks.
If you are not a sponsor of Centsational Girl, but are interested in a promotional giveaway, please email Kate through the Contact button on the navigation bar with your full name, the company you represent, and a link to your products. Kate will evaluate if the product(s) are content relevant or valuable to the readership. At this time, giveaways require a minimum of $250 worth of merchandise plus free shipping (US and Canada). There is a fee for all giveaways, inquire for rates. Look here for an example of a promotional giveaway post.
Centsational Girl does NOT participate in any paid product reviews. This site will consider accepting shipment of complimentary content relevant products for Kate’s personal honest evaluation and review without any payment to Centsational Girl.
If you represent a company that has a product that is content relevant, and you’d like to ship a complimentary item to Kate for possible review, please email Kate through the Contact button on the navigation bar to inquire if she will be interested. Note, if you ship Kate a product there is no guarantee Kate will use it or review it at all. Kate is a busy mom who loves DIY but also has a life. :-) Or wants to. Someday.
Kate will only write up products that she is pleased with or would use again for her personal projects. Please note that any review will be an honest evaluation of your product, and all positive reviews will result in a link embedded in the write up at no charge. You will be given advance notice of your product’s review. There will be full disclosure in any product mention that the item was complimentary. Any product sent to Kate must include an invoice for tax purposes.
Banner Ads, Content Embedded Links, Sponsored Posts & Text Links
Centsational Girl does NOT accept paid content embedded links or sponsored sidebar text links. Centsational Girl will on a case by case basis for reputable companies participate in sponsored posts for products valuable to the readership and compensation is always fully disclosed according to FTC guidelines. Please refrain from any emails requesting paid promotional banner ads, content embedded links, or sidebar text links.
Copyright & Trademark
All the text, images, or other content that are part of this blog are the property of the author, unless noted otherwise. All logos and trademarks are property of the owner. You are welcome to link to this blog, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner. You may not duplicate, copy, or reproduce any photographs, articles, or material on this blog without the express permission of the owner. However, you are free to link to articles on this blog without permission as long as you include the blog’s full name in your link.
You are not authorized to use this content for personal profit. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, modification, republishing, duplicating, uploading, posting, or transmitting any material on this blog is prohibited. All material is copyright protected, 2009 – 2014. All rights reserved.
Both Centsational Girl and Centsational are legally registered trademarks.
Centsational Girl will consider your guest post for original content that has not yet been published on other blogs or in an online magazine. If you have previously submitted your article to other sites, but it has not been published, please indicate that fact in your submission.
Your submission must be educational and encouraging, and should be related to DIY, design, or home improvement. It should be filled with practical tips or a helpful tutorial. Your submission may be edited for grammar or tone to tailor it to the style of this blog, but not so heavily that your ideas and personality aren’t clearly present. Guest posts should be at least 400 words, and include several (5 to 6, min 6oo px wide) quality photographs with links to properly credit the source. Affiliate links are not allowed. You may end your article with a brief biography that links to your portfolio or author website/blog. Any article that is written solely for the purposes of attaching a link for SEO purposes or under the guise of product sales and not for the benefit of the readership will be rejected. For an example of Kate’s style of writing, please tailor your submission to the style of Kate’s Color Decorating Series. Send all submissions in a text file or Word document to [email protected].
Note, your article might not be published for a variety of reasons, but usually it is because Kate has already covered the topic, her posting schedule is booked, the article is overly self promoting, is not original content, or simply does not fit in with the theme of this blog. If Kate decides not to use your guest post, she will let you know so that you can publish it on your own blog or submit it to another site.
Centsational Girl receives over 100 emails per day, so response times to contact via email will vary, and it may not be possible to answer all inquiries and submissions, but best efforts will be made. If you have a DIY or design related question, the best place to ask it is through the Contact page. Irrelevant product pitches and mass mailed press releases will likely go unanswered.
The author/owner reserves the right to modify, change, or add to these policies at any time.