Instead of starting the new blogging year with a bang, I started with a whimper! Not posting and not reading other blogs for so long is like letting my brain rot!
A few thoughts: What do you guys like reading about on my blog?
Other peoples houses?
What other blogs do you guys read? What makes a blog a good read to you?
There has been so much talk between bloggers about copying each other and blogger plagiarism etc… that I wanted to give my opinion. Sometimes I write the blog thinking that other bloggers or people who read other blogs are going to read it. Sometimes I write it thinking that even if another blogger wrote about it, I know some of my readers (ie my friends) dont really read other blogs and that they would be interested in that particular idea/image as well… I look at the blog as my own little mini magazine, and I can include anything I feel like including, even if it is boring to some. It doesn’t make me any money so I am free to post as I wish. If a blogger is almost famous or super popular, they have to do a little more work to be original, as they should. Its not that its wrong if they post about something that has been covered ad nauseam, it just eats away at their credibility.
Also, people who dont like that some bloggers snag pictures and TEXT out of design books: Not everybody reads every magazine and every design book. If someone wants to scan some pictures that I have never seen, why not? Just try not to disgust your more knowledgeable readers by pretending you wrote it- correct?
What are your thoughts on bloggers and plagiarism? This isn’t high school after all.