Thanks for visiting Root + Revel. If you have any questions or would like to reach out to the founder, Kate, please email her at email@example.com. Please take a look through these FAQ’s in case your question has already been answered.
Q: If you’re already a freelance writer, why did you start a blog? Doesn’t it usually work the other way?
A: Great question. I was a freelance food and travel writer for more than 7 years before I started Root + Revel. And I still am–R+R is just one piece of my freelance pie and I started the site as an outlet to share my journey with food and health in a more personal way than traditional journalism allows. You can learn more about my journey here.
Q: I’m a brand/editor that would love to work with you. Do you accept samples or do sponsored posts?
A: Yes, I’m available for freelance writing and recipe development, and Root + Revel is open to sponsored posts, giveaways, product reviews, brand ambassadorships, ads and more. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and rates. Know upfront that Root + Revel always discloses the nature of partnerships with brands to our readers by including a small disclaimer at the end of any post. Honesty and transparency is tantamount at R+R, and freebies or compensation will never “buy” a positive review. We welcome the opportunity to promote brands, products and services that are in line with R+R’s mission.
Q: I really like your site. Who do you use to host Root + Revel and who designed the site?
A: Thanks! I use Bluehost as my hosting company for Root + Revel, and a WordPress theme called Foodie Pro with Genesis framework. Everything else was done by yours truly. I am also a member of Food Blogger Pro, which has proven to be an invaluable resource when it comes to starting a food blog.
Q: Can I use your recipe on my website or blog?
A: Thanks for asking. I’m so glad you want to share my recipes. Unfortunately, at this time, I do not allow republication of my post or recipe text without prior consent, though you are welcome to link to the recipe without reposting the content. For example, rather than posting the text of the recipe, you might say something like, “I love Root + Revel‘s recipe for Easy Shrimp Chimichurri.” If you have a specific request or question about a recipe, please feel free to email me.
Q: What about photos? Can I use your photos on my site?
A: Yes, absolutely! But under one condition–if you use one of Root + Revel’s photos on your site, you must credit the photo with two links back to R+R: one link back to the specific post the image came from and a second link back to rootandrevel.com. You might say something like, “Get the recipe forEasy Shrimp Chimichurri at Root + Revel“. Thanks for sharing!
Q: Do you follow a particular diet?
A: Not exactly. I do not believe in counting calories or restricting entire food groups, but I do try to eat an anti-inflammatory diet most days. While there are some specific foods I always try to include in my diet (like fruit with breakfast, drinking a green smoothie every day or eating mostly plant-based meals before dinner), I also believe in indulgences and enjoying life. That’s why I follow the 80-20 rule.
Q: Do you have a comment policy?
A: I absolutely love interacting with my readers and hearing from you, so please leave as many respectful, kind and/or relevant comments as you please. Anonymous online comments also test my faith in humanity regularly, so I have and will remove offensive, inappropriate, idiotic or generally rude comments in order to keep Root + Revel a positive environment.
A: Root + Revel believes very strongly in keeping your personal information confidential. The following policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.
Root + Revel collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages in the forum. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.
Cookies / IP Address tracking
With Whom Information is Shared
None of your information will be shared with third parties. Root + Revel may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message in the forum. However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.
If Root + Revel chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. The editors of our site hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.
Third Party Advertising
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.
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