Here we are the last day in May! Can you believe it is already June?! Hopefully, you are all getting a taste of summer where you are today! The beginning of a new month always means a loaded forecast for you. I hope you have some mad money because I am likely going to tempt you into buying a book or two! Be sure to tell me what book is callng to you and whether or not you have sunshine. (click on the covers for details).
Forecast June 2nd-8th
Wow! A bunch of hot titles up there. Definitely something for everyone! I am reading Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead ASAP!
Weather for Portland, Oregon:
Saturday: H L Sunday: H L
Now here is more from Armchair BEA:
Design credit: Emily of Emily's Reading Room
Day 4 Armchair BEA: Blogging Ethics
Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?
This past year there has been a lot of shake up in the blogosphere over not giving proper credit. Last spring, a blogger was sued by a photographer for taking pictures off from Google and posting them without permission. It was a wake up call for all bloggers. Basically before your post, you need to make sure you have permission. Do not grab images and such and use them without giving credit. You would never want someone stealing from your blog. If you want to use photos on your blog, either use your own or got to sites that allow you to use photos. My personal favorite is Wikimedia Commons. I also am an Amazon Affliate so I can link to many of their products on their website. The majority of the images I use come from this site and you can see the license right there. I link all my photos to avoid conflict. The same goes for content. Don't borrow from a review without clearing it with the author first. It is okay to quote someone as long as you are clear.
Have you had an experience with plagiarism?
Not to my knowledge, but I don't actively go out and look for it. There are plenty of sites that you can use to see if someone is copying your work. I am sure it will probably happen at some point, and when and if it does, I would like to handle it privately without creating drama on the internet. I have registered my blog at My Free Copyright in hopes of preventing copying.
What are some guidelines that bloggers should follow?
I believe in karma, what comes around goes around. My best advice to any blogger is be respectful. Remember your actions online are like a pebble thrown into the lake. The ripple effects stretch far and wide. Treat others how you would like to be treated in return. Before posting, be sure to make sure that the material is not copyrighted. Also read up on the FTC guidelines. When in doubt, ask! Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the ride.
Have a great weekend everyone!