Has anyone else noticed that fewer bloggers are bothering to link back to the source of their blog posts? Back in the day, the hat tip to a fellow blogger for pointing out an interesting story or other blog post was considered standard blog etiquette. That doesn’t seem to be the case these days.
Here’s how it works. Say I find something of interest on another blog, such as MattHerzberger.com or Marketing Pilgrim (two blogs that offer up a lot of interesting links), and I decide to share it with my readers. I post the link to the original story with attribution (aka the hat tip) to the source. Like this:
That’s not so difficult, is it?
Maybe this is an old-fashioned sentiment, but I think attribution is important, even in the blogosphere. Am I wrong? Am I just being a cranky old blogger? Hey, you kids! Get off my lawn!