I'm interrupting the normal retro theme of my posts to air a minor gripe about blogging etiquette. It's about reposting images from other blogs, including this one.
Technically, unless I took a photo myself, I don't own the copyrights to any vintage image that I post here - whether it's an advertisment, scan, stock photo, or otherwise. However, if I do see an image on another blog that I follow that I absolutely have to have to accompany my own original commentary, I do two things: 1. I ask the blogger for permission to repost it on Go Retro and 2. when I post it here, I give credit to the blog that "lent" it to me, and I include a link back to their site. To me that's just being nice and practicing good blogger etiquette, and I'm giving their blog an extra shout out on mine, as I would want them to do for me.
I'm bringing this up because in recent months I've seen ads that I've posted on Go Retro get reposted on blogs whose owners follow me and/or list me in their blog roll. Not everyone, of course....but I've discovered it a few times. Yeah, maybe it was just a coincidence, but I don't think so...it's pretty obvious if you follow me and comment on something and then repost it on your own blog a couple of days later, that you grabbed it from here. I can't twist anyone's arm and make them do something, but it would be nice if you just mentioned you got it from here and link back to this site. Do onto other bloggers as you'd like them to do onto you!
Thanks. Sorry for the public service announcement, but I had to get that off my chest. Retro posting to resume ASAP...