My Code of Conduct

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are:

  • I guard my online relationships
  • I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ
  • I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life
  • I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life

For more information visit the Christian Internet Code of Ethics home page.

Awards and Stats

Okay so I was going to just have a blank page (because that’s my sense of humour) but figured that no one else would get my point…so I’ll explain.

I started blogging mainly as a way to keep my written responses. I had been writing similar posts to email groups and forums and thought a blog was a good way to keep the posts in one area. I was gobsmacked to receive a few awards throughout the years, and for awhile I displayed them on my blog.

I also used to keep a visitor counter. You know those cute little widgets that inform as to the amount of visitors and where they are located? For awhile it was fun. However, I started to check my stat counter a little too frequently. I realised that my heart attitude was not as it should be.

So my personal decision is to not use a stat counter or place awards on my site. No, I do not think there is anything wrong with them nor do I think they are sinful. My decision to do this is truly a personal one, and those who have followed my blog for any length of time will know that I have struggled with managing Internet time over the years. This decision is to help me guard my own heart. It is not directed at you or any other reader/writer/blogger. It is based upon my own weakness – pride. I want to point to Christ but so often my flesh gets in the way.

If you have a stat counter and/or awards on your blog, please know that I think nothing of it…I don’t stand in judgment in any way. I really want readers to understand that my decision is a personal one because of my weakness.

Commenting Thoughts

After communicating, or rather learning to communicate, via the Internet for about 18 years now I have experienced a few things: from what to do and what not to do. I have learned things the hard way and at times, it has hurt. There are various forums on the Internet from chat rooms, to social bookmarking sites, email groups, forums and now, blogs. They each have a role to play in the construction of the world wide web.

However, this is my little corner of the world. I decorate how I like, write what I want and discuss what I want. I don’t feel bad about it. Just as if I were having afternoon tea at my place, I wouldn’t be able to listen and converse intimately with every single person, on every occasion, so it is with my blog. If there is a gate crasher, entering unannounced purely to spoil the fun by rudely ramming their products or dogma down my throat I will ask them to leave. So I will do with spammers. They’re just not welcome here, and I will delete their comments.

I will also delete any comments that are disrespectful to me or others. I totally understand that we all have different opinions and thoughts but any expression of them on my blog is to be respectful and considerate. That’s all. You may post anonymously if you feel the need but just don’t expect to be conversed with. I don’t post anonymously on forums or blogs. I believe that I need to be accountable for my words and actions. So, I won’t delete anonymous comments but I reserve the right to choose to enter into discussion.

Now having said all that, I really really want to say one more thing. I love receiving comments, and not just the sweet ones that agree with me! I do like the questions that ask me to clarify my thoughts or words. So many times I write or speak knowing the background or history to my opinion. I have sat under various teaching, walked a various path to arrive at the (correct or incorrect) thought pattern that I currently have. But the reader doesn’t know all that. So I know I can write a statement, yet without some clarification or further information to connect the dots, the reader doesn’t always understand me. So, I don’t mind questions. I know I don’t have all the answers. I know I don’t have it all together- heaven forbid anyone should think that!  So, I don’t even find disagreement to be all that disagreeable! So long as it’s done right.

Lastly, if you do leave a comment, along with a link to your blog I endeavor to visit your link. It just doesn’t always happen in a prompt time frame and for that, I apologise in advance.

Disclaimer

Any thoughts or information presented on this site are not representative of any of the methods or philosophies of any particular method, program, course of study or curricula. The comments posted are those of the author/writer and should not be viewed as anything other than simply her own opinion unless otherwise stated.

I take no responsibility for the content on any pages that are linked from this site. At the time of publishing, all links are correct and family-safe but due to the ever changing nature of the Internet, I cannot guarantee that they remain that way. I suggest many articles, books and websites because they have something of value but the onus is still on the reader (that’s you) to use discernment. Parents should always supervise their children’s Internet viewing.

Disclosure

My desire is to provide helpful tips, tools and tutorials for parents, homeschoolers and Christians.I share from my 28 years as a believer and a blogger for over 15 years.

Quite a large amount of time and money has gone into my online ventures, both here at the blog and at AussieHomeschool. As such, I feel it is acceptable to be compensated by way of advertising and participation in selected affiliate programs. I will only promote and endorse products and services that I have personally used or will recommend without hesitation.

This blog is a person blog, written by me, Susan. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog may receive compensation for the posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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