To All People Who Share Content on the Net. Give Credit. It’s Not That Hard.

So, I usually don’t do this, and I probably should make a graphic about this later (maybe)…also, this is probably a lot of the Magkeolli I just drank with Hyo’s family coming out in anger, but this needs to be said.

There are tons of content creators on the net. We create content, many times GOOD content, and people enjoy it. We enjoy making people laugh, think, and overall giving people content to share with others because we love what we do.

It pisses me off and other creators when people do not GIVE CREDIT where it is due. Of course there will be the odd time when someone is just not internet savvy and doesn’t know proper etiquette on the net, but once again a well known site, (link here ) has shared one of our posts without giving due credit. (At the time of writing this shares on FB are 336 and on their site just a little over 2 thousand)

Seriously. It is not that hard. You seem to give credit to all the celebrities you fawn over, but you somehow “forget” to give credit back when it’s some site that you think won’t fight back or give a damn. Newsflash, we do.

When your site has millions of followers, and you decide to share something from someone else without giving credit, there is no excuse for your ignorance.

I seriously cannot fathom it. Yes I’m not ashamed to say it, we love what we do, but when we miss out on the hundreds and thousands of shares because you were either too lazy to link back or just didn’t want to for whatever reason, WE LOSE TRAFFIC. Yes we want more people to visit our site.

It’s just good etiquette. I’m simply fed up. This goes on and on with so many other sites and creators on the net and it doesn’t stop. As I said above, I can understand a random person who doesn’t know any better. But for well known and huge sites, there is literally no excuse.

I mean just imagine that you create something on your site and post it. It gets shared quite a bit, and then a very well known site shares it and the post gets shared even more.

Yet no link is given to your site, fb page, or anything to where more of your content can be found. Yay for all that hard work and someone else banking off of it and getting more shares who did nothing.

I see this happen ALL THE TIME. With writers, visual artists, musicians, etc and no one gives a damn.

I’m a pretty mellow and nice person most of the time so if this posts seems “angry” compared to other posts on the site, I’m sorry but I’m just tired of the BS.

BTW, here is a nicer version of proper etiquette from Hubspot on the net when sharing and how not to steal content from other people (Oh wow! I managed to take 10 seconds and make a link back to the site I was referring to in the previous sentence!). Like I said maybe it’s just pure ignorance, but I just need to vent.


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