If there’s something on your mind, you may find the answer you’re seeking here:
1. Is this a site about Buddhism?
Yes and no. Buddhist ideas underlie much of what gets published on the site. Kindness, compassion, mindfulness, selflessness, and non-attachment are common themes.
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
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.
5. How do I submit a guest post?
Anyone of any age in any location can submit their writing to the site. Please read the submission guidelines and email your post to email @ tinybuddha.com.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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 can introduce your work to more than 85,000 email subscribers and more than a 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.
9. 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.
10. Will Tiny Buddha do a link exchange with my site?
I do not currently do any type of link exchanging with other sites.
11. 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 originally published on www.tinybuddha.com,” with a link to the original.
Alternatively, you may want to publish an excerpt with a link to the full post on Tiny Buddha, or publish an excerpt with your own commentary.
Please note that I do not allow regular reposting (as in completely duplicating the site, or reposting Tiny Buddha content on your blog or in your newsletter on an ongoing basis.)
12. Why do you only tweet one quote per day?
Twitter is a wonderful tool for connecting and sharing ideas, but I have found that less is more when it comes to information. When we constantly consume quotes, motivational sayings, and blog posts, we may feel connected to other people and ideas that can help us, but we risk distracting ourselves from ourselves.
My hope is that Tiny Buddha inspires us all to seek less and be more–to find a balance between gaining knowledge and applying it for peace, happiness, and positive change.
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
- Follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter
- “Like” Tiny Buddha on Facebook
- Follow Tiny Buddha on Google+
- Add the Tiny Buddha Quote Widget to your blog
14. Can I email you for personal advice?
I receive a lot of requests for advice, and I do my best to offer help and support as time allows. However, you may want to set up a free Tiny Buddha account so that you can share your experiences in the community forums. It’s an engaged community of friendly, supportive people with compassion and insight to share!
15. Can I donate to help you grow?
Tinybuddha.com launched in September 2009, and has grown by leaps and bounds since then. After recently changing servers to handle the site’s traffic, I decided to add a Donate button. I finance Tiny Buddha and it’s future expansion independently. If you’re able to donate, it’s greatly appreciated.
Have a question not covered here? Email me at email @ tinybuddha.com or contact me and I will add it to the list.
Tiny Buddha Founder