It has come to my knowledge that Pinterest – that bastion of eye candy, delicious ideas, sweet dreams and inspirations – comes with fine print regarding rights and copyrights.
As a writer, I am often torn between my desire to publish a work and the knowledge that, once that work is “out there” it is up for grabs and could easily find its way into places I’d rather not see it – especially if it is suddenly attached to someone else’s name.
Apparently, there are others who struggle with such fears, and prefer that active “pinners” refrain from the practice when it comes to their site and intellectual property. To this end, I’ve added a nifty little gadget in my sidebar under my invitation to visit me on Pinterest. That being – permission to pin from my blog.
The purpose here, is to hopefully catch the eye of kindred spirits and drive more visitors to my blog. It is so very rewarding to put effort into a post and know that there are actually people reading what you have to share. Bonita at Encouraging Words for Writers posted a terrific article on this subject with links to a number of great articles on using Pinterest as a marketing tool, and the Corkboard Connections Blog where you can get the HTML for the “permissions” gadget – and a plethora of terrific advice for those who have an interest in Pinterest.
There’s a link-up at Corkboard Connections Blog with many bloggers and educational sites who have posted the “permissions” pin. This just means I’ve found another awesome resource for inspiration and ideas – and something else I need to schedule into my already jammed calendar for this month.
I have a great deal of reading to do to fully educate myself on the in’s and out’s of these copyright issues, but, since my desire is to be as responsible a writer and blogger as possible – I think it is worth making that time. Thanks Bonita, for bringing this valuable information to my attention!