Documentally is me and me alone. I am a blogger, a writer, sole trader and work for myself while sometimes freelancing for others. Although not a trained journalist, I have occasionally been accused of doing journalism and so like to maintain some standards in my content creation.
- If I make a mistake after publishing (mostly spelling) I will return to fix that error. Anything more than a grammatical or spelling error and I will inform readers and subscribers.
- The Documentally Dispatch is currently hosted on Substack, an evolving platform that has changed a lot in recent years. Substack provides me with content hosting and subscription services and takes a commission on my work. The views and opinions expressed in the Documentally dispatch are solely those of myself and do not purposefully reflect any official or implied policy or position of Substack. For me Substack is just the vehicle for my content and I reserve the right (as is one of the features of Substack) to migrate my network elsewhere.
- I was asked (as were all best selling authors) if I would like to invest in Substack and did show interest. I even pledged some money. I then withdrew that offer on seeing unanswered questions about moderation on the platform.
- Should people wish to support my work directly without going through the platform they can do so in a number of ways but PayPal seems to be the easiest right now.
- I will occasionally contact companies requesting a free trial of software or a piece of hardware in order to do a review. I am always transparent about this in my content. On some occasions the company has not asked for the equipment back. On other occasions I have paid to keep the hardware or subscribed to extend software I wish to continue using. In all cases my reviews are my honest and balanced opinion.
- I currently support my writing with paid subscriptions but should I decide to accept payment or sponsorship for anything I write, record, share or review, I will state clearly alongside any sponsored content.
- I will occasionally openly use affiliate links in some of my posts. When I do, I hope I make this clear enough in the post. Very rarely this will result in a voucher that I can spend on goods.
- I have received payment for content creation and consultation from the family business Baavet and will continue to be transparent in my obvious vested interest in what they do.
- Sometimes I will partner with a conference or event and offer my training or documenting services in exchange for travel, accommodation and entrance. I am very selective with whom I do this as I’d much rather be paid for my services.
- Since lockdown in 2020 I have written about investment apps. As a result I own limited stocks and shares in a selection of companies that work in renewable energy and eco-tech, but any money I have made has not been significant enough to call this a success or worth my time. Although I might write around these topics, I have never publicly named or mentioned any of the companies I have invested in.
- I have at times got excited about crypto currencies and blockchain tech and hold a small amount of cryptocurrency both in order to learn about how it works but also (in my dreams) at some point never to have to work. I have not bought, traded, staked, or speculated with any crypto for years and am just sitting on it. If this changes, or some platforms I am playing with switch fully to mainnet I will disclose this. I have talked about these experiments openly in the past and mentioned I am no expert in any of this. People who do choose to invest in any of these weird and wonderful things do so at their own risk. You might and often will lose everything you invest.
- I have also enabled donations in crypto on some platforms, but so far, as far as I know, there have been no donations.
If you have any questions or corrections around any of this please let me know through the contact form on this site or in reply to any of my email newsletters. You did well to read this far. 😉