How to Properly Re-Post something

Gather round newbies, today I’m going to teach you how to make friends and influence people on the Internet.  Today, you will learn how to properly re-post someone else’s work and what to do if your work has been stolen.

When I first started this website I knew nothing about blogs.  And I mean nothin’ with a capital what the hell?. In fact the only website I knew for sure was a blog was The Pioneer Woman.   I could instantly recognize it was a blog.  She was talking about her life, showing us recipes and making me laugh.  It made sense.  THAT was a blog.

Then I started to meet other blogs.  Blogs that confused me.  They called themselves blogs, but all they did was put up posts they found on other websites.  They didn’t claim these ideas or posts as their own, they just shared them with the world.  GREAT!  A conglomeration of really great stuff other people took the time to find.  What’s not to like?

Nothin!

Unless you’re the one who originally wrote and worked on those posts.

For the first little while I’d get as excited as a chicken eating a watermelon if I saw one of my posts on another site.  Obviously this was confirmation that my post on 10 uses for a Dollarama Candy Dish was exactly as great as I thought I was.  I was great.  The world was great.  Everyone and everything was great.

Until I took a smart pill and realized this wasn’t flattering, it was stealing.  That post took me an entire day to do when you add up the time to gather and buy the materials, take the photos, write the text and upload it to WordPress.  (it was one of my first posts so I hadn’t quite got the hang of anything yet)

It happened over and over again and every time it made me angrier and angrier.  And when I get angry I swear.  Big swear words too.  The kind normally reserved for jail cells and paper cuts.  There had to be a way to stop this.

And there is.

Educate.

When I first started this blog I had no idea what the rules and regulations were to blogging.  I mean, it’s blogging.  How many rules can there be other than always double checking that any pictures of yourself don’t accidentally show a nipple.

Turns out there are a few rules, especially when it comes to referencing other sites or using their work.

First off I should say that the standard opinion is that you should email the originator of the content and ask their permission.  BUT, if you re-post properly you probably don’t need to do that.

How to Re-Post Someone Else’s Work.

I  happen to love a particular post on dying jeans by Centsational Girl.  See how I did that?  When I mentioned her site, I automatically highlighted her site’s name and created a direct link to her site.  That’s rule #1.

#1.  Always mention the site’s name you’re referring to and  link to them.

#2.  If you’re linking to a tutorial of some sort with lots of pictures, only show one picture.  Two at the most.  This will give your reader an idea of what you’re so excited about without giving so much information that they won’t click to see more of it at the original site anymore.

#3.  Don’t include and talk about all the steps involved in the project you’re reposting.  The more information you give your reader, the less likely they are to go to the original post and the MORE like stealing it is.

#4.  I also happen to think it’s best not to show the final or “reveal” photo.  Leave that surprise to the original poster.  This is a judgement call though.

#5.  Create a link in both the picture and with text underneath that takes the reader directly to the blog post you’re so excited about.

#6.  If you found a post through someone else’s website then you should include a link to both the original blog post and the person you found it through.  If this is a problem and a post has been through a million different websites, always link to the site the content originally came from.

So a re-post would look something like this:

“I was browsing around the Internet the other night at 2:00 a.m., as I often do,  and I came across a post from Centsational Girl I must have missed the first time around.  She normally does house related stuff;  painting furniture, re-arranging furniture, cutting up furniture … she’s your basic furniture genius.  But this post was something else entirely.  She tried something I’ve wanted to try for years.  She tried to dye her faded jeans.

(Notice how I don’t mention whether her experiment worked or not?  That’s part of the fun of her post is discovering whether it was successful or not.  She didn’t reveal whether it worked or not until the end of her post, so you shouldn’t either!)

Go have a look!  It’s a GREAT post.

 

A Cheap Dye Job from Centsational Girl

That same night, closer to 2:30 a.m. I found this as well.  It’s a starburst mirror made out of metal rulers!

Starburst Ruler Mirror from Mosaicworks via Design*Sponge

If you found a post that someone else has re-posted (like in my above example) I think it’s nice to post the originator of the content’s link first.

It’s your choice whether you would like your links to open in a separate window or not.  I have mine open in the same window so to get back to my site you just hit the “back” button, which is the most used button in Internet navigating.  Others believe you should have the link open in a separate window so your site is always open in the browser.  Like I said, it’s your choice.

See how easy and straight forward?  This kind of re-posting is what makes the Internet a happy and smoothly running machine.  This and those magic wires and Internet Unicorns up in the sky.

Finally, I wanted to share with you what to do if someone re-posts your material improperly.  All you have to do is send them a simple email asking them to fix it.  When people link improperly, it’s usually because they don’t know any better.  Or, they had no idea where the original post came from.  Just telling them you’re the originator and you’d like the link to your site usually clears the problem right up.

No swearing required.


87 Comments

  1. Morgan says:

    Great post! I am a long time reader of blogs, new to blogging myself as I never had the nerve to just get out and start doing it. I feel pretty savvy, but this is great to see all spelled out and I will be bookmarking this for reference. Thanks!

  2. Sue Underwood says:

    Brilliant!!

  3. GREAT POST! I LOVE it! I am still a newby blogger (like just the end of February until now), and I never knew in a million years how many “rules” there could be for blogging. BUT, the one thing I appreciate the most is that, at the end of the day, most of the “rules” are just common sense- give credit where credit is due, share blog/comment love (aka- say nice things or nothing at all), make friends and promote each other. 🙂

    I feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful blog world of strong DIY girls (and guys too). 🙂

  4. Great post Karen! Thanks so much for the link to my quirky post about my jeans, awesome. I think you hit all the points perfectly! I never would have thought to write a post about ‘how to repost’, you’re so darn clever. And hilarious. Wish you lived closer, cause we’d get into all sorts of trouble together.
    xo
    K

  5. Sue says:

    Um, I love you. Thanks for teaching newbies the etiquette! XOx

    • Karen says:

      Sue – I can remember feeling so completely lost when I started this site only a year ago! I had so many questions and no one to ask. I had to struggle to figure re-posting out and advertising rates and even Twitter etiquette. So I’m happy to include all the blogging “stuff” in with the rest of the “stuff”. ~ karen!

  6. Pam'a says:

    Those damned smart pills. There they go, ruining yet another state of blissful ignorance.

    (Kidding. If I blogged, I’d appreciate the info. As it stands, I’m content to appreciate your usual flair.)

  7. Michelle says:

    Thanks for this post! As a new blogger, I, too, have been trying to be sure I always give the proper credit, but your how-to encouraged me to go back through my posts and I made some adjustments!

  8. Great info for people new to blogging!
    PS – My first DIY was featured on D*S today and I’m excited like a chicken eating watermelon. Guess I’m more of a newbie than I thought. lol

    • Karen says:

      Congratulations Rosa! That’s exciting. Grace and her team at Design*Sponge are really nice. Hope you get lots of views! ~ karen

    • Julie shinnick says:

      Congratulations Rosa! I love design sponge, so shall check it out! oh by the way you have a little watermelon on your chin! lol

  9. Great post. It assures me that I am doing the right thing. I don’t post other’s work very often but when I do I always credit the owner with links and a rave review. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Jen says:

    Just curious…how do you find out that someone has “stolen” a post? I’ve always wondered that? Do you just happen to stumble upon it….now that would be maddening!….or can you tell from your stats or something?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen – No if someone has stolen a post you really can’t tell from your stats, because since they’ve stolen it, they aren’t linking to you. So there’s no evidence that they’ve stolen it. I usually find out by other people telling me who stumbled upon it. Another way to check is to Google your posts names or key words. I have a few posts that are quite popular and the odd time I’ll Google their key words and will come across my post on someone else’s site. ~ karen

  11. jamie says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! I just started blogging this week and have no idea what the etiquette is. I have written the people I linked to so they know it is there… is that a good idea or is it annoying? I’m going back to add in a pic from the linked websites right now!

    • Karen says:

      Jamie – You don’t *have* to add a picture. It’s just my preference because it helps get people’s attention. There’s no rule you need to show a picture though! I think you’ll find you don’t need to email people when you’re linking to their post, although some people specifically state on their websites that they are copyrighted and if you’d like to feature anything from their website to contact them for permission first. For the most part in the blogosphere, however, emailing everyone you link to isn’t necessary (or the norm). The only people who have emailed me asking permission to link to one of my posts are the bigger sites like Today’s Parent or Reader’s Digest. Good luck! ~ karen

  12. Chris says:

    Karen – in the theme of sharing blog love, just wanted you to know I’m a new reader and I love your blog! hilarious and smart and stylish oh my! i’ve gotta ask, and forgive me if I missed this in an earlier post…are you on pinterest?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris – I’m not on Pinterest. I just don’t have time to write the blog, read other blogs, Twitter, Facebook AND Pinterest. Which is a shame because I actually think Pinterest is a great site. I know my stuff gets routinely Pinned however. Which I love and appreciate! ~ karen

      • Grace Rodich says:

        I was actually about to ask your opinion of Pinterest. I’m on it and I adore it. I see your stuff on there all the time.

  13. Stacie says:

    Great post, as always. I especially love that your solution to the problem assumes the best in others.

  14. Samantha says:

    I’m a newbie. Your a genius. Thanks for this, I’m taking it to heart, going back in and fixing anything that needs fixing and I can think of one directly that is from your site. My intention was to send folks to your page but now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t know if I did it correctly so I’m off. I’m a daily reader and fan of yours, I wouldn’t want to rip you off, cause in my world, your all that and a bag of chips 🙂

  15. I have been blogging now for three years and have never seen such a lovely concise set of “rules”. So smart…Love it!!! If people used their common sense they would see that it is “stealing”. I remember once emailing a popular blogger and asking her permission to use some of her pictures and she was delighted and humbled. It is such a form of flattery…So go ahead and and ask…it is so simple.

  16. Britt says:

    Wonderful tips Karen! I think that this is something that all bloggers should know & take into consideration when reposting projects!

    Thanks for edumcating us!

  17. Mindy says:

    Good job. I would like to think that the majority of the time ideas/posts are “stolen”, it’s because of a slip up or the person doesn’t know any better. Like I said, i would like to think that. This is a great way to spread the (etiquette) word. I think I’ll steal the idea. HA! Kidding.

  18. Lydia says:

    Thanks! As a “newbie” blogger I’m always nervous I’m going to step on someones toes and get an angry email … any guideposts along the way like this are MOST appreciated 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Great post and love your blog! Karen

  20. ginger says:

    Great post! I can relate – my blog wasn’t about traffic, I really used it as a place to collect ideas and share things with friends. It wasn’t until I did a post about vintage shopping in Montreal – I was so proud, I had worked hard to learn french and discovered a part of the city that was very “local” with great vintage furniture stores.

    I wrote a post, described the stores – and within a month, other Canadian blogs (a big one, in particular!) picked up my list and spread it around.

    Only thing I noticed? My blog was missing, no mention – nothing. It really made me feel taken advantage of! I didn’t mind sharing the info on the stores – I want them to get business and be successful but it still left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. I think twice about writing those kinds of posts now.

  21. ginger says:

    Oh! I would also add that not giving sources is a fast way to lose readers.

    It would lose me, anyway 😉

  22. Katie-dog says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! It’s so hard to know what’s “right” and what’s “wrong”… and not always possible to learn by example!

  23. Kim Fahrni says:

    Great info…Thanks!

  24. I’m new to this whole blogging thing and found this really useful, thanks!

    If you’re interested here is my new blog http://www.myhonestanswer.com

    Like you it’s no nonsense and straight to the point. Hope you like it 🙂

  25. Karen says:

    My chickens don’t like watermelon. Oh, wait, that’s not the point of your post… I am a blog reader. That’s all. But it does annoy the heck out of me when I read a post that I KNOW I saw somewhere else and there is no credit given. So I can only imagine how the originator feels! Nicely written!

  26. Elen says:

    This is a nice quick & dirty post on how to show some respect for the work of others. I loved it, especially in reference to pictures and spoilers. I have a Creative Commons License at the bottom of my sidebar. If you click on it, a screen pops up and explains very nicely how the material at my site can be used. There are different licenses at creativecommons dot com to choose from. Not that it will keep anyone from um, galloping off with your goodies if they are so inclined, but it helps those who what to know how to attribute your work to you. I think at one blog I saw “Don’t Touch My Stuff.” That’s another approach. Cheers!

  27. Julie shinnick says:

    I actually feel very very dumb reading these and realising just how many of you ‘blog’. I have NO IDEA how to even start doing that! Do you need a website first?? derrrr Does anyone know where I should ask? Yes I could google, but then I wouldn’t know what info to trust! lol

  28. Awesome advice Karen! I love your way of doing posts, so any advice from you is welcomed. I have struggled this last year learning how to link and try and make things interesting. Thanks, this gives me hope to make more exciting posts for my readers. Maybe my next year will be better!
    I’ve always wondered about advertising, maybe someday, I’ll be able to.

    Thanks for the great post!

    C.

  29. Karen J says:

    So I was in my own little blogging world today (writing a post) when I noticed a lot of traffic coming my way. I wondered what was going on (for a couple of minutes) then carried on into my own little blogging world again (writing the same post)…
    It wasn’t until after dinner when I started reading some of ‘my regulars’ (you being one of them) that I discovered the source of all that traffic:)!!
    Thanks Karen. Great post. Your repost/link showed how nicely it works when done right.

    P.S I enjoy your posts and am always amazed that you keep it up daily. I’m still writing that same post and it’s now 10:25pm!
    Goodnight.

  30. Thanks for this post. I actually recently recommended your posts regarding your new backyard chickens on my blog. It simply read: “So…coincidentally I found this Blog called “The Art of Doing Stuff” by Karen Bertelsen. Totally loving it. And just this month she got a big surprise gift that I believe will change her life. Sounds like Karen has become a chicken keeper. You have to read her stuff. I’ve put the links here:xx (the posts I recommended had links). I also included this comment: “Karen’s copyright info on her blogs is below: ©2011 The Art of Doing Stuff | Karen Bertelsen. All Rights Reserved. | Written by Karen”. I’m trying to understand “backlinks”. Is that simply putting the link to the blog? Is there a way for you to know which blog has referenced your blog via “backlinks”?
    Thanks for your work.

    • Karen says:

      Kimberly – Thanks! Regarding the backlinks, if you use WordPress, your dashboard will show you all the incoming links from other websites. I believe there’s also a way to use Google or Yahoo to see all your backlinks. Of course only the ones that are crediting you properly show up. To find people who have used your work but haven’t credited you is more difficult. Basically you copy a section of your post and Google it comes up any other place than your own site! ~ karen

  31. Pam'a says:

    ‘Seems like everybody’s blogging, so here’s my two cents’ worth as someone who only reads them.

    The idea is to gain readers, maybe get picked up by other sites, and generally become well-known, right? That means you want to make the best impression you can… right?

    The single biggest turn-off for me (and I freely admit, maybe I’m a weirdo) is reading someone who uses your for you’re, it’s for its, or otherwise mangles the language. I don’t know why it bugs me, but I immediately think the writer either doesn’t care, or doesn’t know any better, and I can’t enjoy the writing because I’m too busy proofreading the post.

    Possibly this is because I once had a job proofreading Supreme Court briefs– But I’m curious how others feel about this.

    • Annette says:

      I, too, am only a reader of many blogs and I agree with you. The writer has to be very good and have a unique voice or provide interesting content for me to forgive the kind of grammatical errors you are referring to.

  32. Glad you posted this! You were the first blog I came across that I LOVED and sent to everyone I knew!It was like when I first started reading and finally found that author that got me hooked, that was you but for blogs!

    Then I read that you have only been doing this a year (bowing down as we speak) I recently quit fb but had people tell me they missed my design pics (from blogs of course) so I finally got the courage to try this blog thing out. I haven’t told my friends because I literally started last month and like you, knew nothing about it. I learn more everyday, but I LOVE the design of yours! It’s not cluttered, making your eyes scatter and stress a bit.

    So my point is, thanks for the post. The last thing I want to do is tick off a bunch of people whose work I admire!

    • Karen says:

      Jenn – You’re welcome! And thanks for noticing about the layout of my site. It was intentional. I too get all frenzied when I go to a new site and have no idea where to go ’cause it’s so filled with stuff. Enjoy your blog! I’ll go have a look at it today. ~ karen

      • I think my heart skipped a beat! My finger wants to push the power button and shut down in anxiety (like that would help). My head is saying NO …… don’t look its so amateurish. I haven’t even mentioned it to friends. (Blushing….. well if I could I would). Yet I told all my close friends about it, and YES I could feel the weird looks they were sending even over text!

        But thanks, for your time 🙂

  33. Debbie says:

    Thanks for this great info. I am still new and learning and really appreciate the kindness of experienced bloggers!
    Debbie

  34. Thanks for sharing your wisdom! And thanks for reaffirming that what I’ve been doing is correct. Whew!

    • Karen says:

      Whew! 🙂 Sadly, I just came across a post today that linked to me, but only after posting 7/8ths of my post. Basically they didn’t include 2 of 20 pictures. Bad blogger, bad. ~ karen

  35. Mandy says:

    Im confused. I dont blog, but read a lot. I see on facebook where many people will send links, and sahre ideas, and stories, articles and such. IF the link is directed ot, lets say, your blog, how is that stealing? Its has your name, site info, whatever listed. I know a lot of time and energy is put into these blogs. BUT, isnt the purpose to share knowledge, not a pat on the back? I would have never come across your site, today, if someone had not put a link to your page? I guess I dont get it… sorry to offend.. Id thank youd be happy that more people come to your blogs by shared info??

    • Karen says:

      Mandy – Perfectly understandable that you’re confused. What I’m talking about is when people take an entire post and put it on their site. That *is* stealing. A blogger’s work (writing and photographs) is copyrighted. When you instead take a very small portion of that post and place it on your site with a link to the original content, it’s sharing. When someone steals an entire post and puts it up on their site, even if they also include a link to the original site, very few people are going to click on it because they’re already seen all the content of the post. We (bloggers in general) don’t object so sharing links at all. In fact the purpose of the post I wrote encouraged sharing links.

      And the purpose of blogs is in part to share information, for a large number of blogs, the purpose is also to make money. The idea that someone should spend hours and hours without making any money off of a blog is outdated. It is a job like any other job, where advertising is sold. You make money by the number of views your blog gets, much in the same way a magazine or television show can charge more for advertising based on how many readers/viewers they have.

      Phew. Hope that clears things up! 🙂 ~ karen

      • Mandy says:

        That does help clarify. Thank you! Would you then be comfortable with me posting links, to your site, for a Survival forum I participate in? I am not much of a blogger, but I do like to forward interesting info and DYI projects I come upon. IF that is ok, and by standards?
        I see where your coming from. One question though, how does a blog get sponsors? Do you approach companies? Thanks Karen!

        • Karen says:

          Hi Mandy – Most bloggers are happy that you share their links. They just don’t want you sharing their entire post! So, yes feel free to share the links to my pages! To get sponsors you need to set up a rate that you want to get for the ads on your site. What you get depends on how many views your site gets. Of you can just put up Google Adsense which is how most bloggers start. From there you can go to a vertical ad network (I use all three methods) which is a company that sells the ads for you to major companies. They take a percentage of what they sell your ads for. 🙂 ~ karen

  36. Hi Karen.

    It is hard work referencing the photos and projects I’ve found at other sites, but quite important!

    When I find an image I like (such as your bookcase, for example) I actually name it with the name of the blog I found it on. Then when it comes time to use it in a post, I google the name of the blog. I don’t often have time to go back and find the page (and most blogs are not easy to search). Any tips for that?

    I thought of a bookmark file, but given how much I surf and save, that would quickly become unwieldy.

    I took your suggestion about changing up a few cubbies on the Expedit for better balance. Thanks for the input!

    • Karen says:

      HI Alana – I have the same problem with saving picture then having no idea where they came from. When I save a picture I like, I highlight the exact page (url) it came from and copy it. Then I rename the photo with the url. That way when I want to use the picture, I have the exact URL to link to. Hope that hopes! Hope you weren’t thinking I was being a bossy pants with your bookshelf. It really did look great as is! ~ karen

      • Andrea says:

        Karen,
        Excellent idea for tagging where all those pics came from!

        Thank you for the info in your post. I am a new blogger also – very new. The first time I linked up to another blog, I emailed the author of the post and asked her to take a peek, just to make sure I was doing it correctly. It’s great you’ve taken the time to lay it out.

        Andrea

  37. susan says:

    Guilty as charged! Okay now I know…thanks for this important info.

  38. Linda says:

    Oh thank you so much for this article! I needed it. Not that I steal posts from people. At least I hope that I haven’t. I have linked to some but how do you get the pictures that you use from the site you are linking too? Do you copy the photo and link to it without asking? But it’s considered ok because you did link? Honestly why is all of this so confusing? And what about photos from the news? Thanks!!

    • Karen says:

      Linda – Yes, because I link to another blog I often link w/out asking. However, if someone specifies on their site that they would like you to ask them before reposting any of their pictures, I do so. I also do this if I ever use photographs by people who make their living through photography. Did that make sense? I don’t use pictures from the news, but you’d have to be very careful there not to infringe on copyrights. Most papers or magazines own the rights to their pictures. Freelance photographers may as well own the rights to some news photos. It’s a slippery slope that could be fine, or could result in you being sued. And yes, I simply copy the photo from the original blog. I’m afraid my answer may have just confused you even more. ~ karen!

  39. Linda says:

    Yes well it’s not too easy to confuse me! I have fibromyalgia and ADD. It’s a miracle I know my name. So lets put it this way, if I wanted to tell people about that fabulous sounding chicken salad put didn’t want to talk to you or didn’t have the time whatever then it would be ok to copy your pictures without asking as long as i wrote about your post and linked to it? Don’t worry I won’t but thats how I have to put it to get a better picture so to speak. I started blogging in the first place to understand what it was and how to do it. Now I think its the coolest thing. So much to share and learn.

    • Karen says:

      Linda – (if that really is your name) Yup. As long as you do it correctly (post only one picture, don’t reveal too much information to ensure people link to the original poster) you should be fine. ~ karen

  40. Linda says:

    How stupid of me, I meant to say it is not to hard to confuse me!

  41. Linda says:

    You are on my fav list now! Thanks

  42. Manuel says:

    Karen,

    Another great post! I love it! I just wish that all people read your work because its true that a lot of people wont even give credit where credit is due. Especially with photography. I had a couple of photos of some artichokes and I know people are using them somewhere. I actually had a couple of people that had the decency to ask to borrow some of my work first. That was nice!

    Thanks and take care!

  43. Just found your blog tonight in a rather interesting manner, someone had one of your posts copied in entirity linked up at at a linky party, with a small broken link to your blog.

    Well I am soooo happy I took the time to google The Art of Doing Stuff and found your totally awesome blog! I will be hanging out here for a while, trying to catch up on all your awesome stuff! And BTW, I am planning to post a link to the mini-fireplace tute. I can’t believe I googled half the night last night looking for a safe homemade fireplace to put in my outdoor living room that I am designing. And here you were with the answer to my hearts desire! I just thought it was funny that you wrote this post and then I found you through someone who really broke all the rules =0)

    • Karen says:

      Rainbowcreek – I’m glad you found me in a roundabout way! If you would like to share where the link party was with my “borrowed” tutorial could you let me know? I’m not going to yell at the linker, LOL, I’m just trying to spread the word about linking. A lot of people have no idea how to do it. Clearly. Or else I wouldn’t have had to write the post! Good luck with your fire pit, and remember you can use a metal or terra cotta planter! Anything that will withstand heat. ~ karen!

  44. Hi Karen, I was wondering if you have had any experience or have any tips for dealing with spam blogs? TEN of my posts just appeared on this site, and I am unsure how to proceed. There is no way to contact the blogger (of course). Beside myself here!

  45. Anemone says:

    Nice Karen. I do hope no one steals your work. You put alot of effort…thanks alot for sharing all your ideas and tips and tricks…etc

  46. Jasmine says:

    Thank you for another afternoon of lying in bed reading your posts!
    I blogged about this today. Sorry there isn’t a photo to lure ’em in – the punters will understand.
    Check out the rest of my blog if you are needing a little break. It all isn’t like the last couple of entries, I do have alife that doesn’t involve lolling about in bed all day reading blogs. Though pretty glad I do at the moment.
    Here is my post – http://banaghaisge.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-etiquette.html
    Hugs, Jasmine in Oz

  47. Edith says:

    Thank you so much for this information because I was wondering what the rules were after writing about a modern home that I liked. According to this post I did it the right way. YEAH!

  48. Louise says:

    I recently had this happen to me! She did link back to my blog, but had posted my post in it’s entirety, with pictures and everything! Even pictures of my son, which I have a not requesting people not to repost any pictures of my child. She has reposted my posts before, always linking back, but never full on copy the whole thing. I was livid! It takes me a long time to write and do the work I do for my blog and for someone ot repost the whole thing was not a good feeling! I did email her and she corrected it and hopefully won’t do it again. I wish I had seen this post before I emailed her, I would have included it in the email! I am also having issues with a blog that posts my posts. It’s a wierd one. Sounds like it might be one of those portal ones… But I am not so worried about that becuase it doesn’t seem to get a lot of traffic and it just posts a few sentences of my post. Aggravating, but…

  49. pdottreats says:

    Great information. I found you through Pinterest and your Sweet Potato Fries post. Maybe you could add something to this post so that it could be pinned. It would be a good way to spread the word about properly reposting.

  50. Thank you for this information. I’m pretty new to the blogging world and I wondered what was the correct way to share my ‘finds’. I can see I have blundered a few times and will need to go back and do some editing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Optionally add an image (JPEG only)

  • About Karen

  • My Latest Videos

16 Shares
Share2
Pin14
Tweet
Buffer
Flip
The Art of Doing Stuff