Thursday, 6 March 2008

Blogging Etiquette

I've posted over 200 posts... and yet it took me this long to figure out some good etiquette. Please accept my humble apologies for being quite so slow to catch on.
As you know I have been reading 'The Blogging Church'. They had the following tips about what to do when posting material from other sites:

If you have read a great post from another source and you want to share this with your readers while giving credit to the authors ... how do you go about doing this? Well there are 3 ways:

  1. Give a short introduction followed by a link to the article
  2. Post an excerpt to entice your readers, followed by the link.
  3. Post the full article on your blog, word for word, with the appropriate credit along with a link.
NEVER, EVER choose option 3!!!
It may seem like a fairly innocent act at first. After all, you are not trying to pass the post off as your own. In the blogosphere, however, the primary currency is links - or more specifically, traffic. By posting the entire article you are effectively taking traffic away from the original author.

So once again... my humble apologies to all those I've sinned against!

1 comment:

Duke said...

Peace be with the you Clive, as well as those who read this message.
The time has come.
I am here to bring judgment to the living and the dead. The harvest is ripe.
Pass this on to fellow believers.
There is 'love' and 'hate', then there is love.

The Faithful Witness