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Date: 2/11/12 10:23 PM

I am admittedly addicted to Pinterest. One of the advantages is that it has taken me to many new blogs I haven't seen before. I made an observation I'l like comment on.

I have noticed many craft blogs, not sewing blogs, are just ripping each other off. In other words, Blog A publishes 4-5 times a week. Most of the posts are simply links to Blogs B, C,D, etc. You will see a large beautiful picture of a process or finished item. You start reading and the blogger says "Isn't this fun? I saw this on Blog B and hope to try it soon." But doing a search you find blog A and think that's where all the info is. I find it frustrating and not good etiquette, IMO.

I guess my point is that it seems there are quite a few in the craft/organization/food world that have nothing to write and have to refer constantly to other blogs. Why bother? Again, I haven't seen this on sewing blogs. Has anyone else noticed this trend?

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Date: 2/11/12 10:55 PM

I have. I don't like it. it;s a sort of round up rather than generating new material.

I have seen this some on sewing blogs as well.

I create my own content...otherwise, why bother.

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Date: 2/12/12 2:08 AM

I don't even use my pintrest, but I make my own content, even when there ISN'T content I can talk about.

My blog gets pulled a lot, especially a patch pocket tute I did a while back. Several places have it that use my pictures, and the majority of my text and don't link back. The most upsetting was one where I am in my slip, but since they don't link back, the gal can be fat for a change instead of me.

I probably should be more worried about it then I am.

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Date: 2/13/12 5:57 PM

I'm fully responsible for my content as well. I have had some pics pulled and that is sort of a strange feeling, a violation of sorts.

I really like that Pinterest has opened my eyes to some great new blogs. You can get sort of in a blog following rut and it is nice to shift around the mix now and then.

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Date: 2/13/12 9:39 PM

Ladies, I am like you,, I love Pinterest,, and I do also "pull" pix sometime,, (I guess you are referring to someone copying and pasting something from a site) BUT I always try to give credit where credit is due,, if I don't let me know,,I will correct it..

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Date: 2/13/12 11:21 PM

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I am admittedly addicted to Pinterest.


That's Step One

I totally agree with you, and have seen it most often on food blogs. I try to follow links back as far as I can in order to give proper attribution. My recent blog post on a cake recipe almost took more time to research the recipe rather than read the steps and make the cake.

Pinterest is a little too much for me at times. There are so many possibilities, and so many ideas that I become a little confused and don't know where to start. I do use it as a clearinghouse for ideas, but now mostly for planning, and for completed projects.

Perhaps that is what is happening to some bloggers who are recycling ideas-they are becoming trapped in one phase of creativity and are not able to actually *pick* a project to work on.

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Date: 2/14/12 0:44 AM

Can you contact the blog that "pulls" your blog pics and ask them to remove them or link back to you? I think it is within your rights. Or maybe start adding watermark to the images

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Date: 2/14/12 2:20 AM

Here are some ways to help you stop the image theft. As for the bloggers that make it a habit to rip each other off, I just don't get it. I have wondered if they do it because they are keeping that info handy for themselves, on their own blog, for future reference. Probably not though. I agree, it is not good etiquette.

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Date: 2/14/12 10:51 AM

I thought I'd like Pinterest, but it's too overwhelming. They automatically signed me up to follow all these people that I have no interest in!
I may use it for my own stuff, but certainly between facebook, PR, blogs and now pinterest, I might never move from my laptop ever again! So I'm backing off of all this social networking stuff. Time to live and not virtually either!

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Date: 2/14/12 11:07 AM

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They automatically signed me up to follow all these people that I have no interest in!

They did? That hasn't happened to me. How about clicking on them and "unfollow"?

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