Of Pinterest Interest

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!

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. and thanks Kathy for bringing to mine.
    Oh and I keep forgetting to tell you how nice you look in your lovely new header photo,love your room too.
    xx jeanetteann

  2. Thanks…I saw some of that also and have been trying to figure it all out. I am checking out my boards…since so many have the Pin it on their blogs I feel those are okay, however, I don’t want to take what isn’t mine. There are always some loop holes we need to think about. Thanks for giving me more education on this.

  3. My first comment didn’t post so here we go again.

    Thank you so much for linking to my post.

    That header photo is totally adorable! Is that your house? If so the decor matches you completely. 🙂

  4. OK, do you know that I still haven’t jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon?? (I’m not on Facebook either – call me a rebel)

    But yes, the whole Internet/copyright thing is a little confusing, isn’t it?

    I guess we do the best we can, and then trust the rest to God. (Hmmm…sounds like a recipe for life, huh?!)


  5. Anytime I put something “out there” on the internet…I know it is no longer safely mine. Unless I put a graphic over my image I figure it is up for grabs…hopefully with a pin back to my site as well!

  6. Anonymous says:

    As always, I enjoyed your blog – well done!
    Karan (Across The Pond)

  7. Your blog literally transforms me to a different place and time. I am mostly Irish and feel like I have been to Ireland a bit after your first post. Thankyou for a lovely blog.

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