When you blog for business I want to you link with love.
When I say “link with love” I mean give credit where it is due.
I finally decided to write about a recent event which has been a real eye opener to both myself and my business.
I discovered my content and my images had been copied from my site and pasted into someone else’s site with zero attribution.
The owner of the blogs (yes multiple blogs) was passing off my content as her own to grow her business.
This is NOT ok.
I’m not going to tell you what to do if your content is copied as Personal Branding Consultant, Kimberly Bordonaro has already provided a fabulous resource on What to do when your blog posts are copied.
Why copying hurts YOU
When you copy something it’s copyright infringement, it’s plagiarism, and it is theft.
Copying something kills your creativity. And your brand and reputation.
By copying something you mute your voice, your ideas, and your ability to grow.
If you can’t say something better than some else has then cite them, link with love.
It’s not a sign of weakness to admire someone
It’s ok to be inspired by someone.
Ideas are not born in a vacuum.
Great artists reveal the source of their inspiration.
Then they make it their own by sprinkling their secret somethin’ over it.
If you want to reference people who have inspired you, do it.
Link with love
And as a polite reminder;
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