Curation Policy

Here at we take the responsibility of curation seriously.

The internet was created for and founded upon linking, sharing, and recommending great information from multiple online sources. To us Curation means finding well-written, interesting, and deeply relevant content for our visitors.

By curating an item from your website, we are applying our vote of approval. This means that when we excerpt your article, we also give it our highest recommendation.
In so doing direct our readers to view your article on your website – in every case.

Our curation is structured in such a manner as to send our readers to your site and your articles.

If we curated/excerpted your article it's because it was exceptional in some way.

If, for any reason, you wish us to not excerpt your stories, simply contact us, and request that your story be taken down.

We will immediately and without exception comply with your takedown request, and add you to our “do not curate” list of sites never to excerpt from.

Over 99% of the emails we get about curation and excerpting are from authors and publishers who are thrilled to receive the extra exposure and visitors/readers for their stories that result from our curation.

Excerpting Policy

Most online publishers understand the value of having their stories and articles

  • linked to
  • commented upon
  • quoted
  • debated
  • discussed
  • and to have new readers encouraged to explore the articles

Social sharing of online content deliberately extends the reach, relevance, effectiveness and (ultimately the profitability) of the original publisher’s website.

We are excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to direct them to you – the original source of the excerpt.

To be clear … we want our readers to discover and visit your content, and your website.

We Want You To Be Glad We Excerpted An Article From You

While standards, practices, and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online our standards are higher than the what's legal.

We hold ourselves to much higher standards than “Fair Use.”
We want “Raving-Fan Use.”

If you are not excited to have been excerpted and referenced via linking by our site, just let us know. We will act immediately.

We excerpt others' stories the way we hope you will curate our content.

Simply put: if you enjoy a story you read on our site, we are glad and appreciative.

Please feel comfortable to excerpt it as freely as you desire. In return please clearly attribute credit to us, place links back to the original article, and provide some direction for your readers to check out the original article.

That means reuse the quantity of our content as you believe will inform and delight your readers. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.

That is what built the web.
That is what social sharing is about.
And that is what we do.
Everyone wins when sharing is carried out respectfully and honestly.

Here is what we won't ever do.

  • We never replicate your entire article.
  • We always revise the headline, and add meaning, context, and analysis to your works.
  • We never republish an RSS feed word-for-word.
  • We never curate without giving full credit, links and sending you visitors.
  • We never excerpt absent the intention of directing more traffic your way.

Our guidelines for excerpts published on this site include…

  • never excerpt more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article.
  • never excerpt greater than 30 – 40% of any work.
  • never use more than one article from any site in any one day

And finally and Importantly…

Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of “raving-fandom” may differ from yours.

If you need us to be more generous with credit and links just let us know.
If you think your story has been excerpted to too great a degree, also please let us know.

We will adjust our interaction to your standards instantly.

Contact us at: [email protected]