Sunday, January 15, 2012
I've been contacted
I was notified by Jessica of The Art of Education that I've been selected as a finalist for "Art Ed Blogger of the Year", along with some of you! Anyhow, if you want to vote (for me or for any of your other favorite blogs) you can vote HERE. The nice thing is that even though you can only vote once, you can vote for as many of the finalists as you want. I'm not begging for votes; I blog just because I enjoy it. I'm honored to be included, but honestly, the list includes a bunch of my favorite bloggers, so I'm not campaigning!
Meanwhile, I received an email from a reader who has communicated with me before and thus felt comfortable asking a sensitive question. She has noticed bloggers recently who post lessons that have been posted elsewhere but do not give credit to the source of the lesson. She asked "isn't this wrong?" Well, yeah, I think it is lousy manners, poor ethics. It's like handing in a term paper without listing all your sources, or copying a painting without mentioning that it is a copy and not an original composition. There are no governing set of rules for blogging. Still, proper etiquette would be to link back to your source or at least give credit somehow, don't you think?
So if you see yourself in the paragraph above, think about what's proper or appropriate please! Remember how YOU would feel if someone posted YOUR pet lesson without at least mentioning your name.
Do you agree?