Editorial Policy

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Please read this Editorial Policy carefully before using this Website and submitting blogs for publication to TheSingleLife.com Blog Page.
We love and welcome blog post submissions from bloggers and our community! This Editorial Policy is designed to keep this Website and Blog united and supportive. It applies to any community members who wish to post their own blogs and it also addresses professional or guest bloggers who are specifically asked or wish to submit blog content to TheSingleLife.com. Anyone who submits a blog for publication is required to follow this Editorial Policy.
By browsing and using this Website and Blog you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by this Editorial Policy as well as our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Community Guidelines.

Purpose of the Blog

The purpose of this blog is to offer great insight and value to its readers, mostly uplifting with stories of triumph. But, we will also accept blogs that are clearly written as a cathartic exercise sharing how you are navigating your way through the single life journey. 
Our aim is to help our members feel comfortable in sharing their single life experiences. We would like to protect the blog from being used as a marketing avenue for professionals or for blogs to be submitted solely for the purpose of advertising for bloggers.
Everyone is welcome here, provided you are over the age of 16. We embrace diversity and expression in all blog posts and we endeavour to never cause emotional harm to anyone reading blog content.
Therefore, we have established these policies because we want all of our readers to have a positive experience so that they feel surrounded with support, comfort and peace.

Blog Post Content

Acceptable Content. We invite you to share blog posts that are related to your personal and/or or single life. We invite you to write about what you have learned through your journey and your observations while experiencing the single life.
Inappropriate Content. However, while we certainly allow you to make reference in a blog post to a negative, harmful, criminal, or illegal act that may have happened in the past to you or to someone you know, such as rape, molestation or sexual abuse or any activities that are deemed police/legal matters, we only invite posts that describe these activities in a very general manner that do not divulge any specifics relating to the act in the blog post. We wholeheartedly recognize and fully condemn crimes committed against you or another, and we understand that tremendous healing that can come from telling your story and how you have come through it positively and with grace. Having said that, we do not allow you to share point by point accounts of activities that may have caused harm to you or to others purely because we wish to keep our blog focused on events that are hopeful and positive, and not devastating to any of our readers or that are more appropriately shared in a context of therapy or treatment.
We also decline to include blogs with other unacceptable content which is defined as anything included or linked that:
  1. Is used to abuse, demean, insult, injure, harm, harass, stalk or threaten a person(s).
  2. Is libellous, defamatory, or knowingly false or misrepresents another person.
  3. Infringes upon any copyright, trademark, trade secret or patent of us or anyone else. If you quote or excerpt someone's content, it is your responsibility to provide proper attribution to the original author.
  4. Violates any obligation of confidentiality.
  5. Violates the privacy, publicity, moral or any other right of us or any other third party.
  6. Contains editorial content that has been commissioned and paid for by a third party, and/or contains paid advertising links and/or spam. Every opinion expressed must be your true opinion only.
  7. Contains excessive self-promotion. You are permitted to mention your products/services as a reference tool only in a blog post. Blog posts are not to be written in such a fashion to entirely use the blog as self promotion to sell your own products/services. You may mention your products/services in a separate short bio that you will submit with your blog.
We reserve the sole right to determine whether or not content is appropriate or inappropriate.

Blog Post Length and Formatting Requirements

Length. Blog posts submissions must be between 500 and 1000 words.
Format. Blog posts must be submitted through an editable document file such as Word or Pages. PDFs will not be accepted.
Short Bio. Since we do not compensate for blog posts, we are happy to include a by-line and your brief bio containing links to your website, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter accounts. Blog posts should include a short bio of 2-3 sentences at the bottom of your article. Please note that you must submit a bio even if you are a current site member.
Photo. You may, but are not required to, submit a photo of yourself as the author of the blog post along with your blog post and short bio. Photos should be at least 850 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall (bigger in either direction, or both, is fine).
Images. You may submit your own images to accompany your blog post but they must be approved by us in advance. The images you submit must be free from royalties, fall under creative commons, or be your own original images that you have taken yourself.
Contact for Submission. All blog posts including your short bio, photos and images are to be e-mailed, please Contact Us prior to submitting. We carefully read every blog post submission that we receive. If your blog post has been accepted, we generally will respond to you within 14 days via e-mail.

Editing

All blog posts will be reviewed for editing purposes. We reserve the right to make changes if necessary, but, it is our intention to try to leave the blog post as close to how it was submitted as possible.

Reposting

You may not submit content that you may have used on your own website.
You may make reference to your blog post on TheSingleLife.com Blog Page on your own blog, website, or social media, but you are not required to do so.

Professional or Guest Bloggers

Guest bloggers who have been invited to submit a blog post to our website are permitted to promote their products/services in accordance with the above guidelines mentioned in point (7) of “Blog Post Content”. For any such product/service promoted in the blog, we request the option to sell your product on our site for a commission. If such arrangement is made, additional terms may apply.

Grounds for Removal 

There are times when a member remains unresponsive to our requests to abide by this Editorial Policy, our Community Guidelines, our Terms and Conditions and/or our Privacy Policy.  When this occurs it may become necessary for a blog post author to be requested to leave our community and not permitted to return. Please be sure to read through our Community Guidelines, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, as you are required to comply with them. Should you not comply, we reserve the right to block, remove and ban you from participating through our website, on the Community Boards, blog, and/or otherwise in the TheSingleLife.com community.

Questions

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.
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