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Many people think so, letthecirclebewide
I accepted the risks when I decided to put my stuff on the internet. I decided the potential exposure was worth it. Not to become famous or rich…just to reach an audience. I like creating for an audience and I have always hoped that people who saw something they liked that was made by me would want to see if I created other stuff they might like. That’s how I use tumblr. If I see something I like I always check out the source tumblr.
But from the beginning I noticed an aversion to giving credit to any creators on tumblr. Everything is “crowd sourced”…even when it’s not. So if someone signs something they cut off the signature, etc…
It is what it is, but it still infuriates me.
One of Ducky’s posts got reblogged and is getting reblogged from that location fairly often now.
But the person who reblogged it first decided to cut off the last two lines. The ones where we say “I love you,” to each other. So no one’s seeing that. Or the blurb that was attached that said it’s best of Ducky week so if they liked this post they might like to check it out.
I’ve been providing free content for five years just in hopes that I would grow an audience that might feel a little happiness from my work. But every time anything gets any traction someone decides to remove credit or make some stupid edit.
Tired of this. Totally tired of it.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get from those followers who always click “like” on almost all of the things you reblog but never on your original posts.
It’s a nice little reminder that you have excellent taste but no talent.
Oh yeah, strengthandlace That’s the whole deal!
I barely have any IRL friends on tumblr. And I use tumblr primarily to expose myself to thoughts, ideas, images, and news I wouldn’t usually encounter. So I’m constantly looking at pages of people I don’t know or letting a tag take me down a rabbit trail…
And then I realize I’ve clicked “like” on everything a depressed twelve year old who likes the avengers and One Direction has posted this year.
That awkward moment when you start scrolling through someone’s posts and then forget that you’re on their page, not on your dashboard.
And then you realize that you have clicked “like” on 278 things they’ve posted over the last seven months.
If that “Ass Asians” picture doesn’t start getting reblogged I officially give up on trying to figure out what the hell the internet wants from me!
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Because apparently on the internet, not only should everything be free but no one should ever get credit for anything they create either.
I’d sign this, but what’s the point?
Sincere Response: Aw! Of course! Thank you, luckyowlsays! :-)
Creatively Tapped Out Because “How Many Things Can You Talk To A Dog About?” Response: Oh thank God! I can turn this into a post!
Ducky’s Response: What is a spirit guide? Do they get more food than a normal doggie? Answer the second question first.