1. Is this a site about Buddhism?
Yes and no. The blog focuses heavily on Buddhist themes, such as kindness, compassion, mindfulness, selflessness, and non-attachment.
However, you’ll also find posts about living out loud, finding your purpose, and pursuing your dreams. Tiny Buddha is a little bit Buddhism, but also a lot of wisdom from all religions, traditions, and cultures.
2. Who runs Tiny Buddha?
My name is Lori Deschene. I am the founder and site editor, and author of the books:
- Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions
- The Tiny Wisdom eBook Series
- Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
I am also co-founder of the online course Recreate Your Life Story: Change the Script and Be the Hero.
3. What are your credentials?
I have devoted over a decade to studying personal and spiritual growth, but my strongest credential for writing about wisdom is that I have hurt and healed repeatedly, just like you.
In fact, I imagine I am a lot like Tiny Buddha readers: I want to make the most of every day. I want to challenge myself to be better, wiser, stronger, more self-aware, and more effective. I want to enjoy as many moments as I can. And I am human—which means some days are better and easier than others.
4. How can I contact you?
You can email me at email @ tinybuddha.com. If you’re having a technical issue with the site, an eBook, or Recreate Your Life Story, please email support @ tinybuddha.com. If you’re seeking personal advice, I would appreciate it if you’d utilize the community forums, as it’s a loving, supportive space full of caring people who are eager to help.
5. How do I submit a guest post?
Anyone, of any age, in any location can submit their writing to the site. You can learn more about what I look for on the submission guidelines page. I accept posts during during a small window every time every two months. Before sending your post, please verify on the guidelines page that submissions are currently open.
6. Can I use one of the photos on your site?
Many of the photos on the Tiny Buddha blog come from a third party site that allows free usage with attribution. If you scroll to the bottom of any post, you will find a link for that specific photo. Once you visit that page, you’ll be able to find the original photo and contact info for the photographer. If the photo is credited to Shutterstock, it is not free to use.
7. Why is there a little reading Buddha on the bottom of every post?
I created this little symbol as a visual cue to only read what you need. It’s all too easy to sign online looking for one thing and then hop from article to article, or site to site, getting further away from utilizing the knowledge you were initially seeking. I know this is something I’ve done.
This little Buddha icon is a friendly reminder for myself and anyone who wants it to be mindful when using technology and consuming information.
8. Will you review my book?
Unfortunately, I am a little behind with reading at the moment, so I’m not able to run books reviews or author interviews. Sharing a guest blog post may be a good way to introduce yourself and your work to Tiny Buddha readers. You can include links to your site/book in your bio.
9. Will you share my site/social media page/fundraising link on your site or social media pages?
I’m grateful to know so many wonderful people working on amazing projects, online and off, and I love to introduce them to Tiny Buddha readers. The best way to do that is through the blog. In contributing a post, you’ll be able to promote your services and projects in your bio, reaching more than 100,000 email subscribers and more than three million monthly readers.
If you’re looking to share a fundraising campaign with the community, you may want to share it in the Projects That Need Support section of the community forums.
10. Why was my comment deleted?
I am a huge proponent of free speech, and I by no means want to limit the conversations these posts inspire. However, I take an active role in moderating this site to keep it a place that feels safe for open, authentic connecting. If your comment appears hostile or offensive to any of the writers or readers here, I will delete it.
I also would appreciate if you minimized links in comments, particularly if you regularly link back to your own site. I frequently delete links that appear irrelevant to the conversation. Your user name will link back to you, so people will be able to learn more about you that way.
11. Will Tiny Buddha do a link exchange with my site?
I do not currently do any type of link exchanging with other sites.
12. Can I republish a post from tinybuddha.com on my blog?
If you’d like to share a post from Tiny Buddha on your blog, you can feel free to do that so long as you include the author’s byline and bio, along with a note that reads, “This post was republished with permission from tinybuddha.com. You can find the original post here.” Please include links to both the homepage and the original post.
If you would like to regularly republish posts (publishing more than five in total), I prefer that you publish a short excerpt for each one, ending with a link that directs readers to view the full post on Tiny Buddha.
13. Can I advertise on Tiny Buddha?
I currently feature ads in three spots in the sidebar with CPM pricing and rates starting at $250. Please email email @ tinybuddha.com to receive the media kit.
13. How can I receive updates from Tiny Buddha?
There are a number of ways to get and share wisdom through Tiny Buddha:
- Subscribe to the blog for free daily (Mon-Fri) or weekly (Fri only) emails
- Follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter
- “Like” Tiny Buddha on Facebook
- Follow Tiny Buddha on Google+
- Add the Tiny Buddha Quote Widget to your blog
15. Can I email you for personal advice?
I receive a lot of requests for advice, and recently I’ve been a tad overwhelmed by them. As mentioned above, you may want to set up a free Tiny Buddha account so that you can share your experiences in the community forums. It’s a really loving, supportive space, so I’m sure this could help. You may also want to check out the free resources page to find the help and support you need.
If you can think of any other question that I should add to this page, please contact me at email @ tinybuddha.com to let me know. I appreciate your help!
Tiny Buddha Founder