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.
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.
SimplySusan is available for anyone to read via feed or otherwise, when it comes directly from me! Anyone who is caught publishing my website or blog content beyond fair usage is violating my copyright. Please do not steal my design, graphics or content without giving due credit: credit is given by stating that it comes from Susan, or HomeGrownKids, along with a link to my site or blog: http://simplysusan.com.au
However, if you do wish to share or display any content from my site, simply ask as I’m likely to agree- I really am a nice person.
Thank you for your honesty … it is appreciated and will be reciprocated.
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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