Introduction to Blogging Part Six;
Links to Inspiration
Another way to add interest to your blog is to add links to other artists who inspire you. If others are writing about similar topics to you or have created something you love, consider adding a link to their work. You could either link to their website’s home page if you enjoy all their work or to the specific post that you are refering to.
Please don’t be tempted to ‘lift’ pictures from others blogs to put in your own, even if your intention was to say how great the work is. Lifting pictures without the owners permission is not only rude, it is infringing the owners copyright. If you really want to add someone elses picture, contact them and ask permission first.
What I tend to do is have a link section at the bottom of my posts if I have been inspired by the work of others and then say this is what inspired me to make ‘x’ project.
If you want to link to a specific post by someone here’s how to do it.
- Go to the blog article you are interested in
- Click on the articles title
- Copy (Control (and) C) the new web address that is displayed in your web browser
- Paste (Control (and) V) the address into your own post
If you have linked to another blog or website do add the name of the blog to your entry as well as a link to a specific post. A little blog love goes a long way, it is a great way to share your intersets with others. Just as long as you give credit where credit is due. Sharing ideas and making your own projects inspired by others is great, but play nice taking someones ideas and replicating them without their permission or credit is not.
Written articles have been covered by this series;
Introduction to Blogging
- Part 1; Introduction to Blogging
- Part 2; What to Blog
- Part 3; Adding Pictures to your Blog
- Part 4; Writting Tutorials for your Blog
- Part 5; Adding Product Reviews
- Part 6; Links to Inspiration
If the idea/project you wish to share can be simply described in a series of photographs with descriptions, then these articles will have covered most options you could use to add them to your blog. However, if you have a more complicated project, then cosider using video to share your idea. If you have the technology available to you this can be a great way to cover more complicated ideas.
There will be a new series of articles here in April. These will be covering topics to consider when using video for you blog.