30 Jan 2013 22 Comments
Blogging Lesson: Don’t Just Take! (A Rant)
Tonight I found out about a blogger who posted one of my photos on her own blog. I know this is something that can happen, but in the four years of blogging, this is a first. And I’m angry.
Yes, she did credit my blog underneath the photo but that doesn’t make it better. It’s simply not cool to me that you just lift something off of someone’s page and post it as part of your content — without asking.
Blogging is hard work. Taking photos and editing photos is time consuming and often difficult.
All I hope for is a bit of respect for the work we put in to our sites. Ask for permission. Or, better yet, just link to the post that interests you or want to share with your own readers.
It’s simple. It’s easy, and it’s fair.
I hope she gets the message.