This policy is valid from December 10, 2013

With the exception of occasional guest posts, this blog is written and edited by me, Tara Schatz. For questions about this blog, please contact me at thewordhermit@gmail.com.


When you read this blog, you acknowledge that you are doing so of your own free will and you are taking and following the information provided at your own risk.

Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of all of the writing and photographs posted on this blog. You are welcome to use my writing and/or photos as long as you link back to this site and give me credit for my words, ideas, and photos. You may pin my images on Pinterest and share this information on social media platforms as long as they are linked back to this site and proper credit is given. You may not publish, copy, or reprint this material without my consent.

Affiliate Links

Occasionally I will link to products in my posts. Some are affiliate links, which means I will receive a small percentage of sales if you decide to click on the link and make a purchase. Clicking through my website to make a purchase will not result in any extra fees for you, but it will help support this blog, so if you decide to make a purchase through my affiliate links, I thank you! I will disclose the presence of affiliate links in each post that I use them.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. While I most often will link to books on Amazon, I still advocate for shopping locally whenever possible.

Sponsored Posts

This blog may occasionally accept compensation for reviews or sponsorships. I will fully disclose this in each sponsored post. This will never influence the topics or content written here. I will always give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences about every place or product I review. The views expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any specific claim should be verified by the manufacturer or provider.

All sponsored links are no-follow, as required by law.


I love comments and will try to respond to all of your questions. Inappropriate or derogatory comments will be deleted.  Guest posts and contributing posts on this blog do not necessarily reflect my personal views or opinions.

This site/privacy policy is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. Original content is all copyrighted Back Road Ramblers 2016.