I feel like my mini morning rant caught some off guard. I feel like some explanation might help.
First thing my that got my knickers in a twist so to speak was that my friend Velody of Treegold & Beegold was ripped off. Not in a opps accentual way either. She makes really cute stuff for her Etsy store and a Facebook page outright stole it from her. Lifted her photo off her site and posted it has their own! So so so Wrong! Velody does a lot for the pagan community She posts a lot of tutorials for kid crafts and gives of her time and creativity to us as a community. So if you are friends with Confessions of a Crafty Witch on Facebook maybe you can drop them a line about ethics.
The second thing that got me going is from Pinterest. Several times I have found things I liked and gone back to try to find it again only to follow a link that is just a picture or a round-up. some times other places are cited and sometimes they are not. Some times there is a link back to the original. Or you follow the link to find the exact same recipe as the one posted as modified word for word except 3/4 cup a sugar instead of 1 cup.
The third is back to Facebook/ blogs that post full rituals, recipes almost full chapters, from books I have read and then don’t credit the author. This makes me question if anything on their site is original content. Also if I like said ritual, recipe, chapter I might want to find out more about the person who created it and find out if they have other things I like to read.
so that is what I was ranting about