Blog Policy

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.”

So says this quote I’ve been seeing for a long time now in my Facebook news feed. I’ve been blogging for some time now, and I’ve realized that if I don’t keep my eyes peeled—I’ll end up as among the ones I originally disdain. I don’t want to sell out this blog as of now, as I have different plans for this place.

To this end, I’ve laid down this sort of blog policy page. This is in addition to the author’s note section indicated before and after some entries.

I highly encourage you to read the terms below, before proceeding.

1.) All content in this blog, whether text or images, is original and created by myself.

2.) In the case of content from other sources that I may use, such will be attributed to its original owner/s.

3.) I am entitled to full editorial control over all content that appears here, by virtue of my administration and ownership of this blog.

4.) All products reviewed in this blog have been paid for by yours truly, with my own money.

5.) All products to be featured here were chosen because of the benefits I got during my usage.

6.) The personal opinions and views expressed in this blog do not represent that of my employer or any institution I am, was, or will be connected to.

7.) All opinions here are that of mine as the owner and administrator of The Monching’s Guide.

8.) Comments in this blog are moderated, with anonymous commenting prohibited by default.

9.) A one-strike policy is in place; spout out senseless drivel and you will be shown the way out. While no one is infringing upon your First Amendment rights, the Castle Doctrine permits me to delete comments and prohibit commenting by virtue of me being this blog’s owner and administrator.

10.) If you wish to work with me, do send me an email by clicking this link and let’s talk from there, eh?

11.) However, do note that my response is not a guarantee that I will say yes; I still have the right to decline any offers.

12.) I do not collaborate or interact with bullcrap content mill websites similar to BuzzFeed, Gawker, and the like – so quit following my site and quit asking me to become a contributor. Also, quit approaching me with your SEO / marketing drivel – I’m looking at you commercial spam blogs trying to latch on my blog’s engagement. YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE.

13.) Do not expect me to participate in chain posts, tags, or awards as I am not a fan of tagging people just to ride on the bandwagon.

14.) Effective October 19, 2018 – I am officially lifting the foreigner ban here on The Monching’s Guide. However, I only ask one thing from the non-Filipino bloggers who stop by my site: BEHAVE.

15.) Any infractions, and I’ll process your deportation papers and notice of expulsion at the soonest. (Read: I’ll drop the banhammer if you don’t behave properly.)

16.) I name and shame recalcitrant offenders when they cross the line, and will not hesitate to use sharp words against them. Thus, let this serve as an advance warning. I usually keep to my own space, but continually poke the bear and you won’t like it.

17.) Be it known that this blog might contain abrasive and triggering content; you have been warned.

18.) It is not my responsibility to put a trigger warning with every post that I make.

19.) I will not be held liable for any distress that may occur in the course of your visit.

20.) Religion and politics are topics that are not welcome here, so kindly keep them out of the conversation. Do not proselytize or push religious views, political stances, or medical misinformation in my blog. Use your own space.

21.) The Monching’s Guide is a blog for readers that understand Filipino, English, or both as I write in the aforementioned languages. While I stay away from non-English blogs, most of these bloggers actively seek out my space just to spam. You want to spread your bullcrap here? Expect to be blacklisted and reported.

22.) Quit involving me in your personal vendettas or crusades against certain persons or institutions. I am here to blog about matters that I find worth writing about, not to launch a smear campaign against anyone.

23.) If you do not like what I post here, spare me the drama and ranting and close your browser; I am not forcing anyone to read at gunpoint.

Capisce? Very well.