Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And now a bloggy public service announcement

We all love a link. All bloggers love to be linked back to. It makes our little bloggy hearts happy to receive such a compliment.

You needn't ask permission to do this, it's the way the whole blog community works. A link is the bloggy equivalent of a high five with a mani/pedi thrown in. Same for a facebook post or a tweet.

Here's what's not so sweet.

Please don't copy and paste entire posts of other bloggers' onto your blog.

Really. Please. Don't.

If you did this because it was a rookie mistake, I so get you. We were all rookies once. We all made mistakes.

Now you know.

If you do take it upon yourself to copy AN ENTIRE POST that took hours/blood/sweat/tears for that other blogger to pour out her soul that was written by another blogger, then please, be so kind as to give them credit and provide a link back to their blog.

But rest assured that blogger would have much rather have a link than for you to copy VERBATIM their entire post on your blog.

Yeah, it's illegal. It's called plagiarism. It violates copyright laws yada yada.

But more than that, it's also just, well, rude.
With a side of uncool.
The Golden Rule and all that.


Same thing goes for pictures.

That is all.

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