Link Roundup and A Note On Plagiarism

Above Photo: Me wearing what I like to refer to as my “Dahmers” or as one of my Twitter friends said my Napoleon Dynamites. I love them, but I have been forbidden to leave the house in them. lol Also, I am sans makeup and wearing a side ponytail. I have clearly lost my mind.

This week has been a super busy week for me both on and off the blog. Here are some links to articles written by me, written about about me, or mention me from around the web:

Blissfully Domestic

I have a side writing gig that I love over at Blissfully Domestic. Here are links to the articles I wrote for the Family/Parenting section this past week:

5 Mother’s Day Projects For Kids
5 Easy Butterfly Crafts For Kids

If you comment on, Tweet or Facebook either of the above links, I will capture a unicorn and present it to you with a bucket of gold.

Posts on The Well-Read Wife From The Past Week

Raindrops Make Me Happy
If You Like Mad Men, You’ll Love Sex and The Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown
Dance Like Everyone Is Watching At All Times
Book Review: Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer

Mentions On Other Blogs:

Imagination Soup: Best Pinterest Users For Parents
Book’d Out: Stuff On Sunday: My Pinboard
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer: Book Bloggers and Authors on Pinterest
A Muggle’s Magical Book Blog: Find Me on Pinterest!
Joy’s Book Blog: Pinterest – Bloggiesta Mini Challenge
Read In A Single Sitting: Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits
La Gatte Di Via Plinio: Pinterest Per Gli Editori 
As the above article is in Italian, I have no clue what it says. I think it probably says that they like the Pinterest Directory, and I have pretty hair. But that’s just a guess.

All of the above articles linked to the Pinterest Directory. Click here to visit the directory and click here to read a guide for book bloggers using Pinterest I wrote back in January.

If you have linked to me in the past two weeks, let me know so I can add the link. I’m going to start doing link roundups more often.:)

Please Note:

I have cultivated the Pinterest Directory since January of 2012. This has been a lot of hard work on my part keeping the directory updated, making sure no one is left out, etc. Also,  I recently spent $300 having Ninjamatics make new graphics and a button for the directory. I am in the process of having Elan Morgan (AKA Schmutzie) of Ninjamatics redesign my entire site, and the Pinterest Directory is going to play a huge part in that redesign. This will cost a quite large sum of money. Please do not start a Book Bloggers Using Pinterest Directory on your site. Since I started the initial directory in January this has happened a lot. Everyone I spoke to about it was understanding, courteous, and took the directories down. So, I don’t feel the need to name names or anything like that. However, I want people to understand that even if it is not outright idea theft or plagiarism (though I highly suspect it is), it is incredibly shady behavior.

Also, if you “write” an article about how Pinterest can help book bloggers and copy and paste the article I wrote about back in January on your site, that is a little thing called plagiarism. If you paraphrase all of the ideas I wrote about in January that is also plagiarism. I have seen my ideas paraphrased in a few places, and it’s upsetting. I haven’t said anything to the bloggers, because sometimes I’m just too nice. I don’t know if they realize what they’ve done, and I don’t want to start drama. I just hope they read this or have it pointed out to them and at least cite me. I was the first book blogger to write about the potential Pinterest holds for promoting our book blogs.The article was posted on my site in January and syndicated on BlogHer in January as well.  I will not tolerate outright plagiarism or theft of intellectual property.

I hope that didn’t sound too harsh, but it’s disheartening and frustrating to see your ideas all over the place with no acknowledgement whatsoever. Also, a big thank you to everyone who has acknowledged my ideas and thank you to everyone who has linked to the directory. I greatly appreciate it.


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