Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pinterest - Are You A Respectful Pinner?

There has been a lot of chatter lately on the blogoshere about Pinterest.  Have you read it?  We LOVE
Pinterest!  I am constantly amazed by the creativity and talent, humor and lifesharing that we can take part in just by viewing what someone has uploaded or "pinned" to this site.

However there is a little backlash from these creative and talented people, especially one's who have created beautiful handmade items (like on Etsy), put them out there proudly for the world to see, only to have them ripped off by someone who takes credit for it as their own.  We are not without fault here but when you know better, you do better.  Always, always, when you see something you love on Pinterest and are going to use it, give credit to the original owner of the "pin".  If you click on the picture instead of just repinning it, you will most times be taken to the original site/owner.  Who knows, they may have other recipes, artwork, quotes, designs, etc. that you may love even more.

Here are a couple of great articles that address this issue...please read them and let's keep Pinterest the fabulous site that we've fallen in love with and respect all that great talent out there.

Read this article on respectful pinning here...

Link With Love here

So keep on pinning...there's nothing wrong with it, but be mindful of the people behind the pins!


Michele and Linda

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