About us – Learn about Sympathink

In the early part of 2016, my enthusiasm for gardening, photography and sewing sparked an idea. I approached my good friends Meredith and Thomas to join forces and create a website to provide in-depth information and resources to fuel other peoples’ passions. With our experience in journalism and passion for DIY projects we try to make Sympathink a trusted resource for practical how-to guides & tutorials.

Who are we?

Lisa Row – Founder / Writer

Lisa is our founder and the main writer for Sympathink. She majored in journalism and has been growing vegetables on her own plot for more than 15 years. Her passion for hands-on gardening, photography and other creative projects sparked the idea of this website.

Meredith Coley – Writer / Editor

Meredith’s true calling lies in green living and sustainability. She brings a fervent desire to help educate and provide practical methods for organic gardening, cooking, food preservation and environmentally-friendly living.

Thomas Lancaster – Writer / Webmaster

Thomas is our web guy. Along with being a genius at programming and web design, he enjoys writing about gardening, hiking, outdoor life, and all things tech-related.

A little history

We were initially drawn to each other through a shared passion for gardening and other DIY projects. As we collaborated on projects, we discovered that there was a lack of in-depth information online. We decided to combine our creativity and experience to fill this gap in online resources, and Sympathink was born.

Our approach

We love what we do, and we love to share what we know at our own pace. This measured approach allows us to publish only when we have in-depth, quality guides that are simple to follow. We collaborate with experts from all walks of life to give you – the reader, the most comprehensive information.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is Sympathink?

Sympathink is your go-to source for step-by-step DIY guides & tutorials about gardening, photography and other creative projects. Our guides are chock full of info for both the serious, and the curious. Whether you want to explore, learn, or to get stuff done, we’ll help you figure it out.

Would you consider me as a contributor to your website?

We are always looking for fresh ideas, and new contributors. If you are an expert in something, and you have some specific ideas for content, we’d love to hear from you. In your submission, we will be looking specifically for ideas on how-to-guides in your field of expertise. Give us an outline of the suggested content and structure for your proposed how-to guide. Also, include examples of your work in the form of website references, previously published articles, etc.. to help us get to know you better.

How can I contact you?

Your feedback is very important to us, and we want to hear from you. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions. Just fill out our simple contact form and we will try to respond shortly.

Do you have a social media presence?

Yes! You can connect with us on Pinterest.

Am I allowed to copy or republish your content on my website, blog or elsewhere?

No. All content is copyrighted by Sympathink if not otherwise specified. If you would like to republish any content from our site, contact us through our contact form to receive our prior written consent first.

Do you have a newsletter?

Yes, we have a newsletter. You can find a link to our subscribe form at the bottom of most of our pages.

How do I unsubscribe from your newsletter?

The easiest way to unsubscribe from our newsletter is to open the last newsletter you received from us, and scroll to the bottom to find the unsubscribe link. If you click on that link, you can unsubscribe directly. If, for some reason, this doesn’t work, feel free to send us an email, and we will manually unsubscribe you.

How does Sympathink sustain itself financially?

We don’t monitize any of the how-to guides on this website. From time to time, however, we also publish helpful buying guides for various products. Most products covered are also sold on Amazon.com, and if so, we will include an affiliate link to that product. This practice helps us generate revenue to support this website, and makes it easier for you to find the product online. To learn more about affiliate links and our editorial independence, please see our affiliate disclosure.

Do you ever receive compensation from manufacturers or other websites?

We will never accept, or receive, any compensation from manufacturers or websites. Additionally, we do not publish paid guest posts, nor do we receive money for any opinion we express. Our views are completely independent.

I found an error on your page, what should I do?

Please contact us here if you find anything on our site that is incorrect, or seems out of order.

What are your Terms & Conditions?

Our Terms and Conditions can be found here.

How do you handle the privacy of visitors to your site?

Protecting the privacy of our readers is very important to us, please read our Privacy Policy to learn more.

I have a question that hasn’t been answered. How can I contact you?

If you still have a question or some feedback to share, please feel free to contact us here.