Millions of people go online each day and share their brilliance.
We see it in blogs and comments alike.
With the click of a button, those ideas are ours for the taking.
But who do those ideas belong to?
I just ran across a blogger that used my comment in their very next post, no attribution either.
Suzen went on to say,
Whenever I’ve used so much as a phrase from another, I always mention where the idea came from. I think it’s only fair, don’t you?
Although most bloggers do try to link back to where they got an idea from, in many cases we won’t see that happening as we’re dealing with blogs; a medium which has no rules.
Depending on how a blogger learned to blog, proper blog etiquette may not have entered their mind.
And then we have to ask, “What came first, the comment or the exact same idea that was swirling in our mind?”.
Suzen re-commented and said she “let it go”.
What would you have done?
When we leave a comment on another site, who do those words belong to?
Raise your hand and share what you think.