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- Debate should be lively but also constructive and respectful.
- Don’t incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic.
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- If you are under 16, please get permission from a parent or guardian before engaging on this blog.
- Don’t impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation.
- Protect your privacy and that of others. Please don’t publicly post private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details.
- Stay on-topic. Please don’t post messages that are unrelated to the topic.
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Views expressed by authors (or ‘bloggers’) are theirs alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Post-40 Bloggers nor does material published on this site speak to the expertise or otherwise of advice or guidance given by bloggers. ThePost-40 Bloggers website is not to be relied upon for or used in substitution for professional or medical advice.
We take our inspiration for highly relevant content for this community from wheresoever it comes, but particularly like to source material from our members’ blogs and original content. Sign up if you would like your blog included in those we read as a potential source for posts, featured posts and other future membership benefits. Only criteria when signing up is to be aged 40 or over at the time of joining us at Post-40 Bloggers and the ability to write or craft a quality blog post. This will be important when and if working with brands.
Please note: As writers ourselves, we know it can be frustrating not to hear back after submitting. However, we do not have a set timeframe in which to publicise or feature material on the site. Our editorial calendar is based on many many factors – including timeliness of the piece, season, what else is being featured, etc. However, we do let authors know via social media if one of their pieces is being publicised or goes lives on the site. Publication is not guaranteed.
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Links to and from other websites
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Payment and Social Media
There is currently no financial reward from Post-40 Bloggers for appearing on the website. However, Post-40 Bloggers does publicise members and their work free of charge across its social media platforms in whole or in part.
The role of Editors is to regularly source and submit quality post material for publication consideration. Editors may add commentary about the material they source.
Advertising and Team Members’ Own Material
Since Post-40 Bloggers exists to showcase and share the work of men and women in the 40+ community (including that of its Editors, Contributors and Columnists – fair usage rules apply), overt advertising of services and businesses is discouraged except where considered pertinent in the opinion of Post-40 Bloggers.
Original material submitted for consideration should not normally exceed 400 words.
As previously stated.