This might get sassay (Yeah – that second ‘a’ is there on purpose…), but I’ve gotta vent a little bit. And I want to know what you guys have to say on this topic. What’s the topic? Eh – reblogging…
::: begin rant :::
So I was lying in bed last night working on a paper, which we all know really means reading blogs and finding new indie bands. I realized that there are all these blogs out there with thousands of subscribers, but the blogger almost never posts a single original thought. It’s just post after post of angsty, artsy, or offbeat images pulled from the like of We Heart It.
Don’t get me wrong now – I enjoy losing hours of my life to such sites every now and again, but I can’t help but wonder where the intrigue or inspiration come into the picture when you’re ripping all “your” content off the rest of the creative-thinkers out there.
My last little piece of rant before I turn the floor over to you dahlings is this: If you’re going to “borrow” all your content, shouldn’t you at least credit them for it? I just can’t keep track of how many times I’ve found something phenomenal on somebody’s site, only to realize that it’s not theirs, and they “don’t know” where it came from.
Hokay. I think I’ve gotten that off my chest now. Your turn. Weigh in. What do you think – irritating lack of creativity or clever form of expression without much effort? Am I just being dramatic [as always], or does this irk you guys, too?