…keep reading below, I’ve got something to say about this…of course :)
Found this on Holy Kaw in my usual morning twitter surfing and thought it was VERY MUCH worth sharing…especially since “blogger therapy” seems to have become part of a community managers role in social media…and guys…not complaining…AT ALL. The more we share, the more we learn, the better we get. So please, continue to reach out, it’s all learning for me, and the real life stories are what keep it all interesting.
I think we’ve all shared similar frustrations with proper citation and linking when it comes to images and intellectual property. What baffles me is, why wouldn’t you credit your sources?
Those you are reading and following are most likely people you respect, admire or deem sources of good credible information (at least this is the case for me…kudos if i’m following you…more so if if tweet, re-tweet, or re-post you). Wouldn’t you want these people to know that you appreciate what they are doing? that you are an advocate for their messages? that you are a fan or their writing/ideas/artwork/photography and would like to be a part of the world they are creating?
I know I would.
One of the best feelings for me is when someone re-tweets something I post on my tumblr…or when I get a little share notification in my inbox. Sharing means caring people! If you enjoyed someones work enough to share it, let people know where you found it. If there is anything I consider worth a read, I would most likely want to align myself with that person or brand. I would want to create a relationship, an association for my readers, and good feelings between my work and the sources work…more so for anything I consider worth a share.
…just a thought. I mean look at that sad kitty up there. Who wants to be responsible for that!