Blogging Etiquette

Things to keep in mind when blogging. As the saying goes, “there’s nothing new under the sun”, but if you are clearly drawing more than just inspiration from someone and are rearranging their posted ideas and tossing in a dash of your own… that’s not quite inspiration folks! Wishing I didn’t feel the need to recycle this post but it’s happened yet again so it might be time for a reminder on how to credit someone else for the core of your post or simply click the reblog button because after all that’s what it’s there for 😉


The Richness of a Simple Life

No my blog is not going to turn into a how-to guide for blogging. There are plenty of blogs dedicated to that topic doing a great job. I am however going to vent about a recent post I stumbled upon.

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    1. It did! 😦 The crazy part is, it’s different people which is why I ended up reposting this because I know some people are new to blogging and just might not know how. Others probably thought I’d never see it and the ones I’ve found have been by chance because I happen to come across the post when I get a chance to check out blogs of those that have interacted with me. My thought is, if you read this and get a hot flush of embarrassment inside you’re guilty, if you read it and suddenly realize you’ve done that, you’re not aware but you are from that point forward…

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      1. Wow, I’m amazed that it’s been more than one person. I understand that for newbies it can be hard figuring out how things work and how to correctly reblog something. But yeah, stealing content knowingly is a whole other situation …

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      2. If it was just one person one time I’d let it fly as something they just weren’t aware of. It was 3 incidents in one week that lead me to write the original and a few ones since then with the most recent this week and I thought it needed to be addressed again 😉

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    1. Right?? I think so too but I can’t bring myself to think that people are doing it consciously but on the other hand I imagine they have to realize that if they are taking or building you something already published they should be giving credit. There’s times I link back to a post because it gave me an idea completely unrelated to the post itself but one sentence sparked an idea and I like to link back to that… reminds me of a quote I’m going to add to this post.

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      1. I thought people would know not to copy unless they don’t think of a blog as a published work. But in my mind it’s just wrong to take someone else’s words and pretend you wrote them. I guess I could see some people not realizing what they’re doing, maybe older or not familiar with writing at all, but I don’t know. Sorry that’s happening to you…

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      2. Maybe I’m sensitive to it because I remember it being drilled into me in school. The importance of crediting others for their ideas was important and that was in a school setting that the chances of the author finding out I used their ideas or words were slim to none, I can’t imagine how people do it in an online audience. Maybe they think the web is so big it will go unnoticed?

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  1. I’m still a bit new to all this as well but I did see the reblog, press this and share buttons and also most people are aware what those little social media buttons are. I believe if they wanted to share your content at least they’d knew one of those (facebook). And if for some reason they really didn’t know how to share they should have asked. Like I did!

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    1. Yeah in the context of this particular post, it’s more them taking an entire post I’ve written (or several) and tweaking a small piece and passing it off as their own. Or taking the core of my post, adding a few ideas and not linking back. I don’t intend to come off pretentious, far from it. I would just like to be associated with what I’ve put a lot of time, thought, effort and heart into. I’m not the only one blogging about the things I do, far from it, but my approach, thoughts and experiences are my own unless otherwise stated. I guess I’d just appreciate that same thing back when people visit my little blog 😉

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  2. I’m so sorry this has happened to you Niki! You are actually one of the first bloggers I really started to get attached to. I love your style of writing, and you are so kind and inspiring. It would be hard for me to not call people out on this sort of behavior so I commend you for doing it so politely; it speaks volumes for your character! xo

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    1. I’m so glad you found this useful, I’m by no means an expert but I’ve stumbled around the blog world enough to pick up a few tricks, if there’s anything I can help with, I’d be happy to help (


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