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March 20, 2011

and another plea for crediting – Pia, Erin and Yvette all got together to create this poster on when, how and why you should credit your sources when blogging.

Grace from Design*Sponge had this to say about it:

“It’s hard to describe how excited I was to see some of my blogging colleagues become as passionate about blogging ethics and etiquette as I was. For the last year or so I’ve been quietly talking to blogging friends to see if they were as itchy as I was to create some sort of conversation about what we will and won’t stand for in terms of the way we behave and the way other people behave toward us. It was the reason I created the Blogging Etiquette panel at Alt this year and the reason I decided to write the longest three Biz Ladies posts of my life two months ago.

One of the major issues I covered was crediting (when, how and why you should do it) and I was thrilled to see that Pia and Erin took that idea one step further and created this playful (but helpful and practical) poster with artist Yvette Boven that will help anyone interested in crediting issues get some clarification. I’m a firm believer that rising tides raise all ships, and I’m so happy to see more people taking their blogs seriously. I really believe it will help everyone in our community and aid in the cause of mainstream media taking us a bit more seriously. Congrats to these ladies on their hard work and this great poster.

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