Things seem to have really blown up around here! And by “things” I mean just this one post. So let me explain…
A well-meaning person took a liking to my post and decided to share it on a completely unrelated forum. This is all well and good, actually great because yaaay blog traffic! However, this person was a bit mislead on attribution. In most cases, it’s perfectly acceptable and even encouraged to share blog posts and articles you enjoy, as long as you attribute the post to its original author. The easiest was to do this is to say “This post was written by X person at Y website” and include a link back to the original post. Even better is if you include only part of the post and say “Read the rest here: [link to original post].”
I think most bloggers would agree, that’s generally the best way to go about it. If you’re not sure if what you’re doing is okay, ask the author. Better safe than the enemy of someone you admire, right?
In unrelated news, you may notice some minor shifts and changes around here. I’m working on getting a side project up and running, and that’s affecting some other things as well. I’ll have it sorted soon and will have something new and shiny to show for it!