Policies

Not Merely Living Content Usage:

Unless otherwise stated, all photos and words on this blog are my own. You are more than welcome to feature my photos or graphics on your site, but please link back to this blog as a source. If you would like to feature one of my tutorials or recipes, please only post one photo of the finished product and then link back to the original post for the step-by-step instructions.

Under no circumstances, should the text of this blog be copied and re-posted elsewhere unless you have permission from me to do so.

Appropriate Recognition:

The vast majority of photos featured on Not Merely Living are my own personal pictures taken on my phone or camera. When I do feature photos from other sources, I always do my best to properly credit the source. If you see anything that isn’t credited properly, please send me a note, and I will update it immediately.

Partnering with Not Merely Living

Since the beginning of 2010, Not Merely Living’s readership has steadily grown and now attracts a loyal, enthusiastic audience interested in living a full and passionate life. On the site I often organically feature products I love and companies I believe in.

I am just now beginning to be open to the idea of featuring sponsored posts or giveaways on Not Merely Living, but please note that I will not accept any gifted items, sponsored posts or giveaways if they are not products that I would otherwise write about and use/love in my own life. Posts of this nature will always be clearly disclosed. My readers trust is invaluable and all opinions will remain entirely my own when participating in these types of posts.

As of right now, I am not interested in hosting any ads on the home page of my site. I couldn’t bear to take away from Elembee’s beautiful design!

If you are interested in partnering with Not Merely Living, please feel free to email me directly at notmerelyliving(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sponsored Posts, Giveaways, and Product Reviews

I am happy to consider a sponsored post/giveaway/product review if your company is a natural fit and alignment to my site and my tastes. I’m only interested in partnering with companies that I love and truly believe in. If you believe your company is a good fit for NML, and you’d like to talk to me about any of these sorts of partnerships, please email me at notmerelyliving(at)gmail(dot)com.

Affiliate Programs:

Not Merely Living participates in several affiliate programs, which means that on the blog and on some of my other social media sites, certain posts or banner ads may include affiliate links. Please note that not all links are affiliate links. I never go in search of affiliate links. I simply bookmark the products I love and share them on the site, and if they happen to participate in one of the affiliate programs I participate in (Amazon, RewardStyle, ShopSense), I will use the affiliate link.

The content of NML is never controlled or selected by affiliates. I only post and recommend products that I myself genuinely love, want to share with you, and would purchase (or have purchased) without question. In some cases, if you click on and/or purchase a product through an affiliate link, I receive a small commission.

Why NML is open to paid partnerships:

The opinions expressed here and on all my other sites are always my own. Any small support that I receive through sponsors or affiliates enables me to underwrite a small portion of the costs it takes for me to keep NML going. Thanks so much for reading and supporting NML. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions.

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