Curation Policy

SelfSufficiencyHQ.com – Curation Policy

As the owner(s) of SelfSufficiencyHQ.com, we take curation very seriously. The internet was built and founded on linking, sharing, and recommending great stories from other sources on the web. Curation, to us, means finding interesting, well-written, and highly appropriate articles for our readers.

By selecting an article or tutorial from your site, we are giving it our vote of approval. This not only means that we excerpt your article, but that we also give it our highest recommendation, AND we direct our readers to view your article on your own website. Our curation is designed to send our readers to your site and your articles.

We will have curated and excerpted your article because it was outstanding in some way.

If, for any reason, you wish us not to excerpt your articles, simply contact us and request your article be removed from our site. We will – without exception – comply with your removal request, and add you to our list of sites never to excerpt from.

Almost all of the email contact we receive about curation and excerpting – are from publishers, authors and website owners, who are delighted to receive the extra web exposure and readership as a result of our curation.

Our Excerpting Policy

Most online publishers recognize the value of having their content and articles:

  • Quoted
  • Commented on
  • Debated
  • Discussed
  • Linked to
  • Recommended to new readers

Social sharing of online content only extends the reach, impact and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability of the original publisher’s website. We are excerpting your content to inform our visitors – and to point them to the original source of the excerpt. We want our readers to discover and visit your content and your website.

We Want You To Be Happy We Excerpted Your Article

Standards, practices and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online. Our standards are higher than the merely legal. We hold ourselves to much higher standards than Fair Use. We strive for Delighted Use. If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, then please simply let us know – and we will take action immediately.

We excerpt your stories as we hope others will curate our content.

If you like an article on our site, we are pleased and gratified. Please feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, links back to the article, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit the original article. You are welcome to excerpt as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Just link back, credit us – and encourage the reader to visit the original site. That is what we do. That is what built the internet. That is what social sharing is about. Everyone benefits when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.

Here is what we will and will not do:

  • We will never excerpt your entire article.
  • We will never re-publish without giving credit, links and sending you readers.
  • We will never republish an RSS feed verbatim.
  • We will never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.
  • We will always add content, meaning, and analysis to our excerpt of your articles.

General guidelines for excerpts published on this site:

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

Most Importantly

Sharing, curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online – and our standards of delight may very well differ from yours. If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit, please let us know. If you feel your article has had too much excerpted, let us know. We will correct it to your standards.

If you have questions or concerns, maybe want to thank us for spotlighting your content, (or even want us to remove all references to your story and never send you traffic again), you may contact us via our online contact form.

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