The motivations and rules for this blog

Although tourism has many angles, to my opinion there currently exists a poverty in the descriptions and images produced of Finnish Lapland, as much of the readily available online coverage is, to my liking, uniform and dull promotion for mass tourism or simplistic exoticism. This blog is an attempt to diversify online descriptions of tourism. I want this blog to be an experimental and constructive space to share ideas and issues about (local) tourism, and as well a place to share things that attract my attention, and thoughts about Lapland, Finland and the Arctic.

I cannot avoid to touch political topics and I am not, and can not be, objective. I try to be as transparent as I can about the normative stances which will resonate in my blog posts and in the work I do.

Only people who have allowed me to do so will be quoted on a personal title in this blog post.

I will not publish pictures of recognizable persons, unless if it is a reproduction of a historical picture.

I value privacy and anonymity, and therefore it is possible to comment anonymously in this blog. If anonymous commenting will result in too many non-constructive comments, the anonymous comment function will be disabled.

I wish this blog to be a medium for the development and fine-tuning of new ideas through dialogue and constructive feedback. I want to contribute to, both off- and online, a respectful exchange of ideas, thoughts, opinions and concepts, and enhance civility, inclusion and diversity. You may disagree and you may debate, but use arguments and stay on topic. Like if I was hosting an off-line event, I expect participants to have good faith and to be polite and respectful. I take responsibility for this blog, and by no means I have to publish your words. I will not tolerate any form of intimidation, discrimination, such as the usage of racist, sexist or homophobic statements, nor personal insults, aggression, abusive language, bullying, belittling or sexual intimidation. Rude, insulting and off topic comments will not be published. The blog is moderated and only posts that meaningfully and constructively respond to a previous text or comment will be published. As well, software by akismet is filtering the blog against spam and trolls.

The blog is not a platform for financial gain, and advertising is not allowed. In case a guided tour or activity that I sell will be mentioned or announced, there will be a disclaimer about this.

If you notice a comment that is spam or off-topic, or if you think or feel inappropriate behaviour is expressed on this blog, please contact me. If you feel that I am not an appropriate person to process your notification, we will find another unofficial ombudsperson.

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