Opinions that have no basis in fact and are fueled by misinformation and emotionality may plump up your stats and comments, but that kind of discussion environment is not one most bloggers benefit from. Worse still, when one fails to research before publishing that slip can be a hard one to recover from.
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What I’d like you Readers to do first, is to to read this post of mine: More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Paper.li
Paper.li is a free content curation service that enables people to publish newspapers containing promotional links and excerpts from many sites based their choice of topics and drawn from RSS Feeds. You can use a paper.li issues to share news with your readers daily, twice daily or weekly. You can also use the Twitter @mention option to notify followers that your paper.li page has been published.
Please take a close look at an example of what is displayed in paper.li issues. Note that only the link and an excerpt appear for each paper.li entry. This is an example of fair use. No content theft ie. no copyright violations take place because the full articles are not being republished.
That protocol insures you are not violating copyright law, and encourages any reader who wants to read the full post to click the link and visit the original post on its author’s site. – Copyright basics for bloggers
Bloggers need to be mindful that there are Fair Use principles that permit the certain use of material without express permission of its creator. When it comes to The Limitations of Fair Use this advice has and will continue to stand the test of time: Focus on commentary and criticism; Use as little of the work as possible; Attribute obsessively; and Focus on transformation.
If one or more links and excerpts of your articles are published in a paper.li paper that means they are being promoted to a wider audience, which increases the chances that your site will attract new followers, and the bonus is that your site gets a backlink for every article featured. The number of backlinks a site gets contributes to the site’s Google pagerank.
If you experience situations where you are annoyed or offended by what another has published, the best course of action is never publishing a rant, nor is it publishing an article pleading for advice. If you do either of those, of course, there will be flocks bloggers, who don’t have the facts but who will eagerly post their support, and that may lead to nasty comments from the blogger you were annoyed with. The alternatives are not to publish, or if you do publish, and you do receive nasty comments then don’t approve them.
No blogger wants to establish the kind of online reputation based on publishing posts that elicit emotional comments based on misunderstanding and misinformation, and surely not from eliciting comment exchanges with people, who may not be mentally stable. That is why the best course of action is direct communication off-site with the person concerned. It’s also why comment moderation is a good thing.
I took the direct off-site communication route I took when I discovered an issue of a paper.li paper had been announced with a Twitter @mention to my account, but no articles of mine were appearing in that issue. The paper’s publisher immediately responded to my request to stop the Twitter @mentions please and our relationship remains an amicable one.
If you fail to clearly comprehend what constitutes a copyright violation, and fail to keep your blogging cool, know that after all is said and done, you and your blog will pay the price, because approving and publishing Dumb Comments by Others Makes YOU Look Dumb.