Well, it is with heavy heart that I have deleted most of my boards on Pinterest.
Keeping only the ones that I have my original photos.
I’m not sure if you are aware of all the discussion concerning the copyright issues going on right now about Pinterest.
I only learned about it yesterday.
My views on Pinterest have always been, its a compliment to have my photos pinned.
Also when I did pin, I saw it as a way to compliment others.
But it has come to my attention that some do not feel this way.
And that too many times the photos aren’t being credited to the original poster. (more about that in a second)
I spent the last day thinking about the situation.
I most certainly didn't want to delete my boards, because as most of you know…
I Love them!!!
And I love Pinterest!!!
So much inspiration!!!
But I finally came to decision that, just because I think of it as a compliment, doesn't mean I can ignore the ones who feel differently.
Also not truly knowing, who feels what way, and too difficult to keep track of, the best thing to do was just delete all boards and photos that aren't mine.
I also deleted my 2 Inspiration Galore post here on my blog.
The reason I did this has to do with what I mentioned above and was ultimately the deciding factor for deleting boards…
I did a search for my blog on Pinterest and was shocked to find some of the inspiration galore photos credited to me.
This really bothered me.
I certainly in no way wanted credit for the photos, that is why I included the original link to pictures.
I do appreciate everyone who visited and read those posts.
But any pinning of the photos should have been done from the original website or blog, not mine.
I do not deserve the credit for them.
Because of all of this, I knew what I had to do.
I went in and deleted those two posts and all photos displayed in them.
Unfortunately, I wont be making anymore Pinterest inspiration posts.
The whole situation make me very uncomfortable.
The posts were to compliment the original blogs and website.
I certainly in no way deserve or want credit for the photos, items, or ideas.
And I want to apologize to the original posters for the situation.
I will be keeping my Pinterest account.
I will still be visiting and looking at all the fabulous photos.
I just wont be pinning any photos that are not mine.
As far as others pinning my original photos from my blog, I have no problem with it, as long as you link it to my blog.
Meaning, don't download directly from your computer.
Other than that, I am A-Okay with it.
Like I mentioned above, to me it is a compliment.
I’m just wondering…..
Fellow Pinners, what is your thoughts on the subject?
I would love to hear from you.
I have spent the day tweaking away!!
Hopefully, I will have some photos to show off soon.
I am hoping to be able to make a post on Monday with all my new tweaks and decor.
Thanks so much for visiting.
Take Care and Blessings to you All!!