Hey! Â I know that you’re all expecting a results post today. Â Don’t worry! Â I’m going to make the big announcement on Monday so hang tight.
But first I want to talk about something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Truncating and scrapper sites. Â I’m sure you’ve all seen the blogs that have been addressing it this week. Â If you haven’t Beth at Home Stories A to Z wrote a great post about it. Â I think everyone should go read about it. Â Basically what it is is this; there are people that will copy and paste a full post from their reader feeds and post it onto their own site to draw traffic. Â They’re stealing others content to make money off their own ads.
I really want to protect the hard work of the crafters every season and feel horrible every time I find that one of the projects featured here has been scrapped (it hasn’t happened very often, thank goodness, but it has happened). So, to protect the crafters that I feature I will be truncating the SYTYC feeds. Â I know that it creates a little more work for you readers, but I’m sure you want to help protect the crafters as much as I do.
However, I have recently discovered something that will take out the added work the truncating makes for you, and it’s totally awesome. Â It’s the Google Next bookmarklet. Â This little baby lets you go through your reader list, by visiting the actual bog site, with just one click. I wroteÂ aboutÂ it over on The House That Pinterest Built. Â Go check it out. Â It will change your life people!
And I couldn’t do this post without featuring a linky party highlight. Â Isn’t this skirt from Skirt as Top adorable? Â I love that she was inspired by an art print hanging in the little girls room. Â Too bad she refuses to wear it since it’s not a dress 🙂