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Bower Power is a personal blog created, written and edited solely by Katie Bower.  Katie Bower is by no means an expert on anything and is sharing photography/kid/house info from a narrative point of view.  (A narrative is a story.  A story is an account of imaginary or real people and events meant for entertainment).  All home improvements, parenting techniques, photo editing methods and tutorials are not error proof.  Sometimes they don’t even work for our family.  Please take all precautions and do additional research before attempting any project.  Bower Power and Katie Bower cannot be held responsible for any injuries, loss, your personal safety or the outcome of your home improvement projects.

Katie Bower reserves the right to remove, replace, or move any images, comments or content on Bower Power without announcement or notice.  All photos that are not taken by Bower Power are credited and linked to their outside sources and are believed to be in public domain and readily available on the Internet (published according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act, title 17, U.S. Code).  Any photos not credited to an outside source have been taken by and owned by Bower Power and are rights protected.

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Katie Bower has the final word on any and all comments.  Period.  Any comments with foul language may be removed, unapproved, or edited without notice.  Don’t %&(# with Katie.  Also, any comment that is deemed spam is removed.  All comments are moderated (as in they are read fully).  Please note that any rude, argumentative, or defamatory comments, comments with the intent to injure, harass, or harm others or their business or reveal private information without express permission may be eliminated from public viewing at Katie’s sole discretion.  This blog is meant to entertain, uplift and inspire….if your comment does not contribute to the environment of this goal, it will be removed.  If you feel offended, hurt or disagree with a statement, word, joke or phrase by Katie or another party in the comments, the comment section is not the place to air your grievances.  If you have a constructive comment that you would like to share with Katie in private, please email her at [email protected]


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7 Responses leave one →
  1. Joell permalink
    July 18, 2013

    I hate that you even have to put stuff like this. I get it. But people try to blame other people for things and it makes me sad.

  2. Courtney permalink
    February 9, 2014

    Wow. So basically, if someone disagrees with you, their comment won’t be published. Only suck up ones are allowed. You are so “keepin’ it real, ya’ll.”

    • February 9, 2014

      It’s my personal opinion that if someone constructively disagrees with me, that a private discussion via email is more appropriate…both for them and for me. If someone is offended by something or has a better way of skinning a cat (not a real cat per se)…I welcome an email discussion where it doesn’t turn into an online ‘bash-fest’. I hate it when someone has something constructive and there is so much sensitivity on BOTH sides that it becomes uncivil (we have all seen that happen in comment sections before). I would much rather learn something through a private discussion (just like in my real life)…and even if nobody changes anyone’s mind or we just agree to disagree, that method is much better at promoting a drama-free environment. I know this policy isn’t what everyone would choose but this is what I have chosen for now.
      xo – kb

  3. February 17, 2014

    I completely support your decisions. I am new to the blogging world and learning a lot, the pure hatred is not necessary and makes me think twice about my own blog.

  4. Rebekah permalink
    February 18, 2014

    I’m so glad that this is your new comment policy. I think it is definitely a responsible and adult way to handle disagreements/conflict/constructive critism – and definitely a more “real life” way of interacting with people. The negative nancys wouldn’t all be so negative in person, and especially in front of thousands of other people. I just hope someone other than you is reading through them – I know I couldn’t handle how mean people are!! And, I’m glad you’re still blogging. :o )

  5. Kat permalink
    February 19, 2014

    I don’t really follow your blog, it is not my taste, but I am intrigued about the post that made you change the policy. I would like to read it, and try to understand the WHY.
    Ps. You deserve respect, and as a general rule, I only post comments online about an itching that I would say to people in their face. why to use the internet to drain our bad humor, frustrations.


    • February 20, 2014

      It wasn’t just one post that made me change this policy…it was a long time coming. I like to think of it as the straw that broke the camels back type of event.
      xo – kb

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