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Day 4 already!? Whew!
So, today’s topic is ethics and Non-Fiction. What are the guidelines to follow. And a little talk on Plagiarism.
What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow?
I think I pretty much speak for everyone when I say that, when we all started out, we didn’t know what we were doing.
When I started out, I wasn’t sure how to so ANYTHING. After reading around all the HOW TO posts, I tried a few things that were suggested and they just didn’t work for me. This is why I don’t have MUCH to say. WHAT I do and HOW I do it, may not work for others. There is no RIGHT way or WRONG way, there is only YOUR way.
There is a lot of discussion about disclaimers lately. So, I will say to at least specify where you got a book and how. I don’t do this if I own the books, only ARCs.
My advice? Just do you. 🙂 Respect others. And don’t hold someone to a standard if you can’t comply to it.
Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?
Like I said, disclaimer talks lately. If you are apart of a blog tour, say who organized it. If you were given a book, say so. If you are quoting someone else’s review, LINK it and “QUOTE” it.
Have you had an experience with plagiarism? How did you deal with it?
Personally, no. I have “heard” of a few cases where there was a bloggers work being stolen and other where a very popular blogger was being accused of it.
It’s wrong. Plain and simple. And it’s sad that this happens. ALL.TIME.TIME, I’m sure. Just don’t do it. Why even write reviews and have a blog if what you’re discussing isn’t YOUR words or opinions? It doesn’t make sense to me. At all.
Honestly–I can’t really say how I would deal with it if it happened to me. Hopefully we wont have to find out!
Personally, I don’t read Non-Fiction. I read ONE called A Child Called It when I was like 18, and it scarred me.
This may not be relevant-but my views on Non-Fiction are the same as movies “Based of True Events”. If I KNOW it has happened to someone, I get ill. Watching Black Hawk Down, I thew up twice and cried almost the ENTIRE movie. Why? Because that shit really happened! The same goes for Non-Fiction titles. No, not all are horrible, sad and awful, but just KNOWING that what they are saying is TRUE, tears me up! Weird, I know.
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.