Monday, March 26, 2012

link with love


There has recently been a huge uproar over the whole Pinterest copyright thing. I know some people are deleting all their boards because of it. I'm personally not going to do that. I take precautions to make sure that my pin links back to the original source, but I'm sure there is something I overlooked.

I have always believed that you need to link back to an original source when using something that wasn't my original photo or idea. LINKwithlove is a website devoted to making sure people understand what it means to link back. I added one of their buttons to my sidebar to show support, because I know I would be sad if I came across someone who had used my photos or recipes but didn't share my blog as their source. Wouldn't you?

I heard about LINKwithlove from Alexandra of alexandrawrote. She posted the article I linked to in the first paragraph and has written other great posts about pinetiquette. She created the adorable little "yes, please pin away!" badge that I also added to my sidebar.

I'm not going to get into my personal views of all things pinterest, I just wanted to share these resources with you. There is a right and a wrong way to share, we should all be doing it the right way.

xoxo, christa

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Christa! Like you, I always try my hardest to link back, it's just the fair thing to do. As a writer I would be appalled if someone took something I wrote and tried to pass it off as their own.

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