Not long after deciding to experience Pinterest and all that it had to offer I came across this blog post. It freaked me out! I have to admit I DIDN'T read the small print. Kirsten had an amazing 605 comments (plus the ones that were abusive that she didn't allow) and I read quite a few of the comments, some pro-Pinterest, others not so. Initially I was going to delete my account but a few of the comments got me thinking that:
a) I use my own photos
b) Much of the discussion was centred around photography an interest I wouldn't have a board on
c) I pin from original websites so why couldn't I just ask the blogger if it was okay
Since then I haven't been on Pinterest very much (or blogged for that matter) because my life has been far too busy! See this blog for a list of very good reasons NOT to have a Pinterest account. Time being the major factor for me!
In the meantime, Kirsten was contacted by the Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann. She posted about their telephone conversation here. And on Friday every Pinterest account holder received an email about changes to the copyright wording. I hope it is a step in the right direction.
What is really re-enthusing me, however, is the proactive approach that bloggers are taking. Many are now adding a "Permission to Pin" button on their blog. You can see mine on the left hand side. It means that the blogger gives you permission to pin images from their blog.
I am joining a link up hosted by Let's Lasso the Moon showcasing blogs who are Pinterest friendly and all grant you permission to pin images from their site. Check out all these amazing blogs by clicking an image below, or if your a blogger click on the frog to join in!
You could also follow my Pinterest boards too.