Curation Policy

Here at johnnybogs.com we take curation 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.

Our curation is designed to send our readers to your site and your articles.

We curated and excerpted your article because it was interesting in some way.

If, for any reason, you wish us not to excerpt your stories, simply contact us, and request your story be taken down.

We will immediately and without exception comply with your takedown request, and put you on our list of sites never to excerpt from.

99% of emails we get about curation and excerpting are from publishers and authors who are delighted to receive additional exposure and readership for their stories as a result of our curation.

 

Excerpting Policy

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

  • quoted
  • commented on
  • debated
  • discussed
  • linked to
  • new readers encouraged to the articles

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 then to the original source of the excerpt.

To be frank … we want our readers to discover and visit your content, and your website.

Specifically, if you like a story on our site, curate it.

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.

Take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Just link, credit, 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 never do:

  • We never take your entire article.
  • We never re-publish without credit, links and sending you readers.
  • We never republish an RSS feed verbatim.
  • We never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.
  • We always attempt to change the headline and add context, meaning, and analysis to your articles.

Our general guidelines for excerpts published on this site are:

  • never more than about 30 – 70% of any article
  • never more than one article from any site in any one day
  • never more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article