This applies primarily to TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, and their online presence. I have a different set of rules for amateurs and hobbyists.
If you email me an invitation to participate in a broadcast programme, please also indicate how much you will pay for me that appearance. I don't work for nothing. Do you?
If you wish to extract my blog into a commercially available newspaper or magazine or its online presence, or wish me to contribute fresh material for same, please email me with an offer of 'how much per word'.
If you wish to excerpt or link-to this copyrighted blog, and feel that the excerpt is sufficiently short to be outwith copyright law, please afford me the courtesy of notifying me prior to publication.
Please note that this blog is basically an online diary, where I write about matters that interest me and excite my passions. It is not intended as a showcase for creative writing nor as an entrée into journalism. My readership is small in number but big in discernment. I have no interest in an increase of readership caused by fifteen seconds of fame in the commercial media.
If you represent a cause about which I am passionate or you are a local (to me) society I am willing to discuss ways that we can work together or be of mutual assistance. (This is not an invitation to add me to a mass mailing list). I do not 'exchange links'.
If you are a blogger or have a personal/amateur webpage, and wish to quote me, I would appreciate a link-back, acknowledging the source of your quotation.