The other morning, as I was laying in bed…perusing my favorite blogs, I came across this article…
And I was like…holy shit.
I have over 500 posts on this blog. Way over that on my other blog, which is no longer in use. I have just set that blog to private so nothing is visible. I just couldn’t make myself delete over 500 posts.
So this morning, other than a few gifs, I deleted any pictures that weren’t mine.
I have always, always linked to whomever’s picture I have used as well as giving them full credit. Apparently that is not enough. I get that, I really do. It would piss me off fiercely if someone was using my pictures as their own without giving me credit.
It takes a lot of work to put up a photo blog, there is always editing to do, as well as adding your name to said picture. Some people don’t give a shit, and will just crop it to take your name off. I realize that you are chancing that when you post photos. I know people are thieves and will try to take credit for something they really didn’t do.
I also know that the majority of people aren’t like that at all.
So…just so you know, if you go back to my older posts, and there are no pictures to liven things up a wee bit, that is why.
I am covering my ass.
I will be more diligent with finding pictures on my own and taking them. I will be triple sure that a picture I use otherwise is a legal borrow.
It will make me use my photography imagination more, which is good. Right?
And don’t steal my shit. Because I will find you…and you will pay.
Have a great non thieving, happy blog posting day everyone :)