Boring but important

The most important thing to know about this blog is that it is a hobby, not a business. I do not want nor expect to earn money from this blog. More specifically:

– You can read more about the purpose of this blog here, but essentially I want to record and tell people about my wide and varied Canberra experiences. This is primarily a review blog, not a preview blog.

– If there is something suggested to me or something I hear about which I think should be promoted before I’ve had my own experience there, I will do so via Facebook or Twitter. I reserve my discretion in determining what I choose to promote.

– I take my editorial integrity very seriously. I want my posts to reflect reality. I do my very best to make them truthful and transparent.

– It’s important to me that I run the blog as a ‘typical Canberran’. By that I mean that I expect to pay for my experiences where there’s normally a cost involved just like any other person normally would. I don’t expect or seek out free things. I don’t usually announce myself, particularly when undertaking food reviews. I try to remove opportunity for me to be treated any different where possible.

– Sometimes I am offered inducements (discounts or free things) or special access to an event (eg opening night) that would not be available to the general public. In these circumstances, my preference is to refuse and/or offer to pay my own way.

– However, there are some circumstances where I will accept inducements and/or special access (noting this is the exception and not the norm). I will disclose when I am reviewing something where I have been offered and accepted an inducement and/or special access by marking the post’s title with an asterisk (*) and inserting a disclosure sentence at the bottom of the of the post.

– When I accept inducements or special access, I will attempt to be impartial and review the experience transparently.

– I will always correct mistakes of fact when pointed out as quickly as reasonably possible (but only if they were mistakes of fact at the time of my experience).

– I do not take close-up photos of people I do not know. Sometimes I take wider shots to try to properly show the number of types of people in attendance, or simply to capture a broader shot of a venue. This naturally means that peoples’ faces may be captured and be able to be identified. If you identify yourself in a photo and do not want it published, please contact me at inthetaratory@gmail.com.

– I am not accepting any guest reviews at this time; any offers or requests will be politely declined.

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12 Comments:

  1. Sounds serious, T! Hope all is good. Love reading your reviews and always find them very realistic. Even though I’m not in Canberra, I would like to do a long weekend trip to Canberra again sometime soon and enjoy some of the restaurants/places you have reviewed.

    • Thanks Kylie! Nothing serious – just want to make it as clear as possible for everyone and want people to know what they’re really reading when they read (and hopefully enjoy!) a review! Would love to show you around my favourite places :)

      • Oh good good, that is a relief :) I’m sure there are so many Canberrans who are thrilled this blog exists! Yeah, I want to walk Mt Painter and have a meal at Sage! lol

  2. Hey there Tara. I think a page like this has value. Integrity is important and this page makes it clear.

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