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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Follow Friday--Oops


Today's Blog Tour Stop is Review at Oops I Read a Book Again 



Follow Friday
Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! 


Q: Confess your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you've done, that as you gained more experience you were like -- oops?




Um, not too much, actually. I know when I started, I wasn't sourcing the photos I was using (oops) so I was lucky I never used any hot-button ones that got me into trouble. Beyond that, I'm sure I was naive in the way I was writing and talking to people, but that's about it. No massive regrets, thankfully. :D

17 comments:

  1. Someone else had this exact problem too on the hop. So glad you didn't run into any trouble either from it. What a headache that would have been!

    New Follower

    My FF

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    1. Agreed! I didn't even realize it was an issue until I saw a post by some who got busted for it and recounted what a nightmare it was. When someone comes after you, it's not usually just a matter of taking the images down. It's a whole legal thing. *shivers*. Anyway, no harm no foul. Thanks for visiting. Happy Friday! :D

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  2. But we can use book cover photos, right? I'm glad I didn't use photos...although now I'm getting wary of even using photos of the books!

    Old follower :)

    Goldie @ My Book Musings

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    1. For the most part, yes. Even 99% of photos you find on the internet wouldn't cause a problem, but it's using one that would that gets you into trouble. When I use book/movie covers, I still cite my source (i.e. goodreads.com or imdb.com) and I try to use images from these mass websites that are used to having people post info from them, because they're less likely to care if you do it. They say even if you cite your source, it's not enough. You need permission. And that's true. But honestly, as long as you cite your source so it doesn't look like you're claiming the picture as your own, you've covered yourself pretty well. If someone finds a picture of theirs you've used without permission, they can still ask you to take it down, but if you've given them credit for it, there's not much else they can do to you. I'm sure there are those who'd disagree with me on that, but that's my experience of it. Anyway, sorry for the bookishly-long response. Happy Friday! :D

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  3. Pictures are definitely a scary thing! Still don't always know if I am doing it right!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. You're not alone! I think we all wonder about that. If you do what I wrote to Goldie above, though, and try to refrain from using anyone's personal photographs (al a identity theft) you should be okay for the most part. In my experience, if you try even a little bit to make sure you're sourcing and not claiming anything as your own, it eliminates MOST trouble. :D Thanks for visiting, Jessica. Have a great weekend. :D

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  4. It's hard finding the original source when it comes to images. I've done some graphic design on the side and learned early on where to find royalty free images, etc. It's a mistake everyone makes. :)

    Jessica @ Literary, etc
    (old follower)

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    1. That's good! I try to go with stock images whenever I can, but I've found that recent Google upgrades for images searches and such are making it easier and easier to find sources for pictures. Have a great weekend! :D

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  5. I don't have any massive regrets either, thank goodness. Of course I've made mistakes, but nothing major that I would lose sleep over :)

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    1. Glad to hear it, Quinn! I can remember when I first started blogging, I'd publish a post and be reading over it hours later and find like 5 typos. I'd be so mad at myself, but better editing comes with experience! I, like you, didn't have anything major and I agree: thank goodness! :D Happy Friday! Thanks for visiting.

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  6. I remember early on in my blogging career, I read a post about someone who got nailed for using a picture. Fortunately, she was generous enough to share her warning with other bloggers. It zipped around the blogging world and I quickly removed any pictures that weren't mine. She pointed out that even if they were credited, it didn't necessarily negate the risk-- we needed to either still 1) ask for permission or 2) make sure they were truly public domain. I mostly use my own photos now to avoid all that.

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  7. No big mistakes on my end either.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-follow.html

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    1. That's good. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  8. I'm always nervous when I put any pictures on my blog, even my own.
    Old follower
    my F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/friday-56-23-feature-friday-22.html

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    1. Yeah I know what you mean. Thanks or stopping by Kimberly. :D

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  9. Had the exact same problem when I first started blogging years ago. I didn't get in trouble but when I started doing my photoblog and saw a lot of people grabbing my photos, I got pissed off!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    New follower via GFC
    Zeee @ I Heart Romance

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