I just want to say a few words about the creative process and attributions to material used on the internet. When I first starting blogging I pulled online images and put them in a file for future reference. Unfortunately I didn’t note the source and when using them later I wasn’t able to give the proper credits. I’ve now rectified that process and give credit for any text or photos I use, where possible. I say that because some images have no attribution and sometimes the photo is posted in multiple sites so I have no idea who actually took it. I’ve even seen one article that was originally published in a journal posted verbatim on two different chicken sites, in each case claiming to have authored it themselves!
An interesting thing happened to me recently. I saw one of my memes making the rounds in several online chicken sites with thousands of members. I was happy to see my work getting loads of reactions and shares, but not pleased that someone had carefully cropped it to delete the link to my website. When I contacted the well-known hatchery that had posted it on their Facebook page they said that’s the way they found it on another chicken site. I’m assuming someone used my work to draw folks to their site and by removing my link they ensured they weren’t promoting mine at the same time.
All of us who are bloggers, meme makers or content creators work hard and many, like me, make absolutely no money. In fact, I pay to maintain my WordPress site. So I have some little asks: next time you share something please do your best to give credit where credit is due. And if you see material on my site where an attribution is missing and you know the source please let me know and I’ll amend it.
I hope you enjoy my memes. Humour is often a counterpoint to the challenges of raising chickens. And my final ask: please leave a like, comment and/rate this and any of my posts. Sometimes feedback is sweeter than money.