One of the many joys of blogging is discovering that your post has been mentioned on a popular blog.
My ego was inflated by the stats spike and the 240 Facebook likes. The That’s Noice blog got a stats spike because Craftzine correctly credited my beautiful photo of a cupcake (that I made from scratch myself).
Then today, by a bit of a fluke, Leigh found that the exact same image has been yanked by the folks at the I Can Has Cheezburger network – for their stuff section.
Now, to get on the Cheezburger network is kinda huge. They get massive amounts of traffic and manage an insanely successful community network.
So when Leigh first sent me the link this afternoon I was initially high-fiving myself (which got me some… interesting looks at work), but then I got a bit shitty. Cause they didn’t bother to credit the image back to my original post on That’s Noice. Sure, they linked back to the Craftzine blog – but they put their farking “Featured on musthavecute.com” watermark on the image.
Which is okay, cause, you know, they’re the Cheezburger network. And they’re allowed to screw us over and make our hard work look like its theirs.
It’s not fair. Or right. And they think they can get away with it because they’re so massively popular. I’ve submitted a complaint asking for fair credit for a photo that I took on my own dining table after spending hours baking cupcakes and creating my own cupcake-on-cupcake creation.
I’ll let you know what happens.
In the meantime, I’m going to watermark my photos from now on!