Normally I don’t use my blog as a soap box, but I couldn’t get past something this week without taking some action. If you’re on Pinterest you know how incredibly awesome it is. But as with everything, even great things can have a downside. This week several bloggers brought to light a big problem. Pinning and repinning often means that the original blogger isn’t getting appropriate credit for his or her work.
You know I love my Sunday Pinspiration, but you also know that I try my best to make sure I’m only sharing pins that link to the original source. That’s because I want to make sure I give those bloggers credit for the hours upon hours of work they put into their content. You also know that I urge you to pin from the source link and not my blog because if you don’t, I’ll get the credit for something I didn’t do. I never want that to happen.
Here’s a great example of what can go wrong and why we need to protect our content and our blog buddies by pinning responsibly:
After seeing this all over blog land this week, I contacted Vivienne @ The V Spot, Allison @ House of Hepworths and Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating to ask if they would join me in creating a Pintegrity Pledge. I was thrilled when they said yes!
Will you join us in signing the pledge to pin responsibly? Please sign our pledge!
Click on the page link at the top of the blog to read more about how you can protect yourself and others. And snag a button for your blog to spread the word. We can make a difference! Pinterest is awesome, and we can make it even better!