This weeks topic in our fashion group is Blog Copying.
I am having so much fun giving my thoughts on these topics. Kudos to Katy from ModlyChic again for coming up with an awesome idea.
Here goes:1. What are the ‘unwritten rules’ about coping content that we
bloggers should all abide by?
I don’t think you should ever “copy” someone’s content. Like word for word. But we all share/borrow topics and give our own thoughts and opinion. I mean who are we kidding, isn’t that what blogging is. A community of 20 million plus experts sharing their take on various topics?
2. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. But when is a
post imitation and when is it copying?
Copying a post is self explanatory. People know when they are doing it. They do it on purpose. It’s not an accidental thing. You have to hit “control + v”, lol.
3. Taking another blogger’s idea (perhaps for an outfit, or DIY
tutorial) is pretty common in the blogging world. Do you think it is
necessary to credit the original source?
I think it’s appropriate and kind to always give credit someone. Especially when you taking an original idea, like “30 for 30″. If you’re just giving your spin on the Top 20 Hair Do’s and you happened to see it on another blog I would still give a “shout out” but it’s not necessary.
4. How have you improved your blog by comparing it to other bloggers?
Have you made changes due to something you have seen others doing?
I definitely research other bloggers and see what they are talking about. I wouldn’t really call it comparing. But a large percentage of my daily blog inspiration comes from reading blogs. The more I write the more original ideas I come up with. But again as a blogger we are inspired by many different things. I never believed that an idea was truly original. The technical aspect of blogging is something that I am learning. So I may notice that someone is posting during a certain part of the day and I have adopted that same technique.
5. Have you ever had one of your posts copied by another blogger or
publication? How did you handle the situation?
I have never seen my work copied and I can’t say exactly how I would handle it.
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