Today we welcome Lynne from Lily’s Quilts. I’m certain you will have come across Lynne before and know all about her creative genius and quick wit combination, but just in case you haven’t “met” her yet then may I encourage you to go visit her blog and admire her gorgeous work for yourself.
Thanks for visiting today Lynne, we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us!
Hi I’m Lynne from Lily’s Quilts and Kat has asked me to talk a little bit about quiltblogland etiquette and about quiltblogland safety. I wasn’t sure what I was going to say until a funny thing happened this week. I was looking for an old email from Adrianne Little Bluebell and a few came up including one which I swear I had not seen before. It was dated last November and she had sent me the politest email asking me to credit a photo I had used on my blog (her beautiful Kona charm pack photo shown below) without permission. She hadn’t asked me to remove the photo from the post in spite of the fact that I had used it without asking her permission or crediting it to her. Since I didn’t notice the email, it went ignored until April (last week) when I noticed it and felt mortified. I emailed her, credited her in the photo and apologised profusely. She was kind, generous, forgiving and let me right off the hook.
Kat has also asked me to talk a little bit about why my blog tends to stick mostly to my quilting life and not talk much about my personal life. I have to say that it is just something that has happened almost accidentally. I think of my blog as a quilting blog and not as a blog about my personal life so it tends not to occur to me to include that on the blog. Occasionally things happen where the two collide, such as where I’m making a quilt for someone in my family or where my twin girls have been doing some sewing but, other than that, it just doesn’t really occur to me to write on my blog about my family and personal life!
Thanks Lynne! We appreciate you keeping it real and sharing your faux pas with us. We are all human and all make mistakes, so it’s a good reminder for all of us to be careful about crediting photos correctly.
I also found that last bit fascinating to read that your blog not talking much about your personal life almost happened by accident.
If you would now like to read Day 2 from last years etiquette series by Kerry of VeryKerryBerry you can find it here…
Sometimes its super easy to overlook things, thank you for the reminder 🙂
Nobodys perfect, at least you rectified the issue!
I have found my blog leaning more towards quilting rather than my personal life, it’s enivitable when you begin to make quilty friends.
Great post Lynne! Thanks for the honesty and the reminder! jxo
Thanks Lynne, and Kat. A great reminder that simple courtesy works in blogland as well as real life.
Well Lynne I’m frankly shocked and apalled by your oversight… ;o) It’s funny, I came into this from a photography background, and if you hang around on any of their forums for any length of time you will know all about ‘photo theft’ and how bloggers in particular have a tendency to borrow photos to illustrate points without ever crediting the source. Now if you read this from the photographers’ points of view you’d think that bloggers are out there in the dead of night, trawling through the internet to find images to steal just to personally inconvenience the photographer, and dreaming up ways to illicitly deal in acquired photos, however I think 99% of the time it’s done like this with an image search without the blogger realising that actually, you just aren’t meant to do that! Of course if photographers weren’t so good at tagging their photos in the hopes that some big publication would pick them up, the bloggers wouldn’t find them at all ;o)
Thanks ladies – I am probably guilty of pinching old retro photos and cartoons, but it has happened to me too, so what goes around comes around I suppose.
Great post Lynne. I agree sometimes it is easy to forget when you are looking for a picture of a “thing” instead of someones work. I’m sure ive used pictures I’ve found off google before now without crediting. Bad me. Very bad me.
Very helpful – thank you!
Lovely post, and a good reminder.
Good post, good points.
A very timely reminder – thank you!
Good reminders…thanks Lynne
Great post Lynne and Kat – thanks so much for the wise words.x
That’s some great advice! I don’t think I’ve used many pictures from google or blogs…I grab buttons and use links to a page from someone’s blog so people can head over and have a look for themselves =D
Also I’ve added some new fabrics into my swap shop. If you’re interested feel free to check it out =D
That is always a good reminder to give credit where it is due. I can see where it could be so easy to forget to do that when you’re zooming along writing your blog!