Privacy Issues and Content

UPDATE (20th September 2018)

Nearly two weeks have passed since my last post. Usually, when I have some things coming up, I’ll write a post or two ahead of time and schedule them — so that the blog will continue no matter what. Not this time, though.

There were a lot of things on my mind lately. I needed some time, and perhaps some distance from the blog, to research and to reconsider a few issues. One of them concerns privacy (yours and also my own), the other one regards the content of future posts at AbleToPerform. This is going to be a somewhat longer post, please bear with me. Thank you!

Privacy

You might have heard of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or stumbled across it while on a website that is located in the EU. It’s in force since May of this year and regulates how the individual’s data should be handled. The document has an overwhelming amount of pages to it. I wonder if anyone can grasp all the meaning behind this judicial jargon? Anyway, I spent quite some time researching how this could affect my blog.

So I dived into all this legal wording and got more and more confused over it. I went the extreme way, I’ll have to admit, and took all of sharing buttons and the contact form off the blog and even disabled the likes. Why? Because there is so much warning out there about how people, third parties and social networks collect data — yours and mine. I didn‘t want to give any opportunity to anybody collecting information from my readers. I treasure my own privacy and sensible data as well as that of my readers.

By now I have calmed down a bit, taken the time to create a Privacy Policy for this blog (legal stuff, you know) and decided to bring back goodies like sharing buttons, contact form (gosh, it has been quite for a while) and the comments.

I‘m still holding on to my promise that I have absolutely no interest in collecting and storing any of your data. However, I need to let you know that your data (e.g. your name, email address, and perhaps the gravatar profile you are sharing) is collected and stored, at least for some time, as soon as you are on the contact form page or go to a post that has sharing buttons and is open to post comments. You can read more about this in the Privacy Policy.

Future Content

In future posts, I want to continue and even do some more posts on keeping the home. This is so much on my heart! I want to share what I have found worked in my own life as a Christian homemaker. My goal is to admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands that the word of God may not be blasphemed (Titus 2:4-5 NKJV).

In Bible Study and Devotional Writing I mentioned something called an Inductive Study. I have found that studying the Bible using this method I’m gaining so much more insight into God’s Word. That’s why I want to use it more often in my writing, too.

In all of this I need to ask your grace and that you’ll bear with me on this new journey. Thank you to all my faithful readers for staying with me.

About Carmen W.

I'm a helpmate, homemaker, mom, and writer, who was born and raised in Germany but is now living in Ireland. I love to study, read and write about the Christian faith, homemaking, home education, music, and dog training.
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