Your friendly reminder to give credit, where credit is due

quillThis is just your friendly reminder to make sure that when you are blogging to give the appropriate people credit in your posts

What kind of credit do you need to be giving?

Well, you certainly may have 100% exclusive content with photos that you own entirely.

 

But did you know that doing a Google search for photos, and hitting “Save as” doesn’t meant you necessarily have the rights to use those photos?  Just because they are there, doesn’t mean they are yours to take.  That is, if you want to do things the ethical way.

 

It doesn’t mean you can’t, it just means that the original author of the photo may request you credit them in the photo.

 

So double check your work when you are blogging.

What may need to be credited on your blog:

  • The source of the information you got on your post (quotes, facts, etc)
  • The original photographer / artist of a photo you are using
  • The website, company, or person you are referencing (though not a requirement if you are simply mentioning them, it’s always nice to give them a link back.)

 

Do the right thing: give credit where credit is due. 

Wouldn’t you want your work to receive a link back?

What are some other ways you should be giving credit in your blog posts?

 

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