1. la la Lovely

    Wow again! Thanks for taking the time to share in depth! Great notes! And thanks for sharing the legal info. I missed that. I def have some researching to do now!


  2. Pam Kueber

    What a terrific — and generous — recap. You go, girl, you are a star!

  3. Kassandra

    This is one of the most helpful guides & reminders for lifestyle & fashion bloggers out there. Thank you for the reminder that ethics aren’t just in what we post but how we involve and credit our community when we do! Looks like you had a great time at the Alt. Summit! Loving the new twitter handles I get to follow now 🙂

  4. bevy

    It’s true and I’m guilty of it, the photocrediting thing. While I try to find the original source, it can be a bit tough. It is a peeve to see bloggers post source as Pinterest. It’s like, duh, practically all photos are found on Pinterest nowadays!

    Which I really find to be the flaw with Pinterest, or maybe the flaw is the user. I know they wanted to create a place where the original source for an image could be found, but if I find an image on Pinterest and link it to the original source on my blog, but then someone just pins it off my blog, now it’s showing on Pinterest that my blog was the original source of that photo. It just becomes a mess.

    But thanks for sharing all this, great insight!

  5. Sarah vL

    thank you so much for this recap! as someone who is new to blogging, this couldn’t have come at a more helpful moment!

    thank you for taking the time and energy to write this up for us! 🙂

  6. rimabean18

    I was at Alt this year too! Such great summary of those panels. I didn’t make it to “Legal Concerns for Bloggers” so I’m glad you posted the highlights. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Classic Glam Blog

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  8. Denise Levy

    Thank you very much for this post!

  9. The Pink Pagoda

    You are so generous to share all of this. What a huge help for beginners (me) who couldn’t make it to the conference. I actually shared the red and pink fashion photo you used in your example. What a relief when I went to check and saw that I’d done that right! Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to share what you learned at ALT!

  10. Becca - (extra)ordinary wonders

    Really helpful! Especially the section on crediting photos as I am new to blogging.

    Thanks so much!

  11. Raiana S

    This is all so helpfull!
    I have a question if you, or anyone, has any time to answer I would REALLY appreciate it.
    For several years I have been casually dragging and dropping images I loved into folders on my laptop – no rhyme or reason, no naming of the files, its just a jumbled mess of pretty photos and inspiration. Now that I have started a small blog, I have been using these images without a single clue as to where they came from or whose they are. How do I ever properly credit where I got an image from?
    I have also longed to upload said images to my pinterest boards so I can start organizing everything-but then NOTHING would be linked, and I know that isn’t helping anyone or solving an ongoing problem. So what to do?
    I would never ever knowingly use someones work without giving credit where credit is due, and don’t want to be passing someone else’s work off as my own…but I truly don’t have sources to credit when it comes to my stockpile of photo’s on my laptop. Is acceptable to just start doing things the right way and keeping track from here on in, or is there an easy way to find sources of older images with no info on them?
    Thank you!

    Rai xo,

    RSD Home Decor

  12. Meg Biram

    I just updated the post with two links to ways you can find the link. The first one (I’m told) is supposed to be very helpful. Both ways to look up links will take lots of time, and there’s a good chance you won’t find some of the proper sources, but that is how you find them.

  13. Lexi

    Thanks so much for sharing! I am always so careful to cite sources (I went to law school, which means I’m extra panicky about copyright laws… haha), but we all slip up now and then, and its good to be reminded to do the research.
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  14. PurplesPrettier

    This is an EXTREMELY helpful post, and I just wanted to say thanks for recapping! I’m going to the IFB conference next week and will be sure to reciprocate with a recap of my own. I’m so glad I found your blog – not only was this post incredibly useful and inspiring, but your blog is a great example of how to execute this advice. I’m one of your newest followers!

  15. katie beth

    wow, thank you SO much for all the info on photo crediting. i was at alt, and knew this was a big concern, but missed the detailed information. i just launched my blog on monday & promise to do my best to credit appropriately!

    thanks, again!


  16. Natasha

    Oh My GOSH! I just found your blog via the Washingtonian article on up & coming design bloggers so thought I pop over & check you out & guess what, I WAS AT THAT TABLE WITH YOU! How freaking funny, I’m just off to the right, you can see my coffee cup. (;

    I totally remember you because I thought your blouse was the prettiest pink ever.

    What a coincidence…

    Are you in DC? I’m a DC blogger & write over at

    Come by & say hi if you get a sec.

    Too funny!

  17. Scandalous Beauty

    This is a helluva roundup post! Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Channing

    really great information- so helpful for a new blogger thank you


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