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Now multiply twenty by the number of images in yesterday's post... I'll give you a minute... yeah... I have often spent HOURS just sourcing pictures (not including the time for gathering the images) for a post it takes less than two minutes to read. This is not a humblebrag of blogging life (too late?) or a criticism of readers - my posts are meant to be absorbed quickly without a lot of effort and easily forgotten so you can go back to eating your bagel.
But frankly, I just don't have that kind of time anymore and I'd like to eat a bagel too. And have a life. So my new rules for sourcing are:
-In the case of image dumps, "mood boards"/ inspiration posts or lengthy illustrated stories of some kind (hey, it could happen) I will credit in the caption where I got the image regardless of supreme ultimate source. If the pin where I got the image has information I can't verify but think you might like then I'll link to pin (or We Heart It page or Tumblr post or whatever). It might alert you to a cool pinner person anyway. The Design for Mankind graphic is smart and I can't argue with it but not necessarily practical for these kinds of blog posts. I also sincerely doubt a single person actually uses it.
- But if there isn't any more info and the "source" isn't almost immediately known, then it's captioned as 'unknown.' Done. Sorry.
- If you know of a source and I don't please let me know and I'll be happy to fix it. Random images are the hanging chads of the internet and it drives me fucking crazy.
- If I'm featuring the specific work/thing/artist/designer/etc then I will absolutely source it to the best of my abilities.
I don't think anyone will actually care about this since very few people actually click through to the source in image dumps but blogging is a community that I enjoy being a part of and I believe in manners. Thanks. *curtsy*
And although I know that everyone reading this blog is supremely intelligent and amazing, please tell your less fortunate friends to PIN FROM THE SOURCE, YOU GAWDDAMN FILTHY ANIMALS!! If the URL to an image says 'media-cache-i3ur2ij3lkjerojweirj' or 'tumblr.3rujefkwejrouoru' that is not a fucking source. Do NOT pin from that.
Or note this other example of pinning fuckery. I found this image on Pinterest and loved it for my bedroom and wanted to exchange money for this bit of merchandise.
So the TL;DR version of this post is that I'm spending less time on sourcing and this will impact you in no way whatsoever. Except that it might help me post more often...! Consider this my confession just to clean my soul.
Now, back to our regular scheduled and partially-sourced programming!