The photograph I chose for my post today was taken last Sunday at a friend’s house. I paired with a quote I loved and I posted on my blog last Tuesday under my Tuesdays Thoughts category. I was very happy with the work I had done and got really excited when this very post was reblogged (posted on another site but linking back to me) by a fellow WordPress blogger. I took this as a compliment and I appreciated the fact that someone else liked it enough to share it with her own readers. It was the first time it had happened to me and I was over the moon 🙂
This second blogger then got a comment on her blog from a third-party mentioning that she would pin this post on Pinterest. This is where it gets a bit fuzzy for me. To my dismay when I went to see how it was looking on Pinterest, the caption reading under my post was linking back to the person that had reblogged me. The only reference to my site is at the bottom of the photograph. So if you wanted to go back to the original source of this post (my website), you still would have to click back to the reblogged post, then once more click back to me.
I understand that anything we put on the web is more or less public property yet I was naively thinking that proper credit would be given back in this kind of instance. My wish is to be one day able to make a living by selling my photographs, or at least give it a serious try. Seeing that I am not able to fully understand how it all work, I am having doubts as to how succesful I would be at keeping it under my name, if I was to put more of my work on the web.
So here I am today in front of you all asking for advice and maybe a bit of enlightenment. Do you have any experience of how Pinterest work? Should I be emailed third person and asking for a link back to my website? Could she do it? Am I making too much of a fuss for nothing?