Nobody is truly safe on the Internet, so all the more should online safety be a huge concern.
This is why I weighed in on Kathleen Hale’s essay in which she outlined how she stalked a book blogger who had negatively reviewed her book. I also included a compilation of links to posts from fellow bloggers because this incident concerns us all.
I know this has been said many times over but I think this must be said again: when reblogging images, please don’t remove the original captions! Especially not when the original caption is by the person who took the photo, drew the illustration or painted the images.
Captions belong to the images for a reason and also ensure that credit is given where it is due. If rebloggers keep removing captions, photographers and artists will keep being disheartened because in a way they’re robbed of their credit. Not to say that recognition is all we seek because we also photograph and draw for the love of it but it’s very discouraging when someone disregards us or takes over our work as though it was their own.
Hazel from staybookish interviewed me on her blog for her Behind the Lens feature about two weeks ago. She runs such a wonderful blog where she posts about books (of course) and her other interests like photography and travel. If you like books and photography as much as us, check out the interview and feel free to reach out to both Hazel and me. We’re always up for meeting more like-minded friends :)
Switched things up a little and read logos instead of words today. Pentagram Marks is a wonderful compendium of logos. Each logo commands one page, which allows all the logos to breathe. Printed in black, readers are challenged to consider the form of the logos because there are no colours to distract the eye.