Happy Friday everyone!
After last week's disastrous attempt to move this blog I thought I should update you on what I've decided to do and also pass on my pinterest link at the same time because it's loaded with free patterns!
So yes, first of all, I do have a pinterest account where I collect free patterns as I find them. I personally check each pattern before I pin to make sure they are free and they go directly to the pattern (if possible). The patterns are categorized and alphabetical order. I maintain my boards so those of you who gave up on pinterest just like I did due to frustrating pins that lie or go nowhere, I can say 99.9% of my pins are good ones!
I say 99.9% because designers do sometimes move things or decide to charge so if ever you find a pin that has changed or goes to nowhere, just leave a comment on the pin itself and I will fix it asap. It's easier for me if you leave the comment on the pin so I don't have to go searching for it.
You can find the boards here.
And just for the sake of saying so, I pin only free patterns because that is how I promote them on facebook. I have nothing against pay for patterns at all. If you find a pattern you love and it has a charge, by all means buy it! There are SO many
great designers out there that supplement their income by designing patterns for sale and when you purchase a pattern it helps them be self-supportive!
I'm lucky enough to have found a way to support myself even though I give out patterns for free but I do rely on you stopping by my blog and/or viewing my videos on youtube or by way of donation. Sharing my posts from here or sharing my youtube videos helps others find me, so it's kind of the same thing as buying a pattern even though you don't. So thanks for sharing or donating, I appreciate it and it really helps!
The Frogs have nothing to do with this post but they're just so darn cute!
|free froggy patten here|
And second, I've decided to stay put right here on blogger for now. I was going to move to a site where I could put anti copying on my text and photos but I'm unsure now if I really want to move after all. I might one day or I may just stay here forever..
My main issue here on blogger has been theft and boy has there been a lot of it. It's super easy to steal from blogger blogs, copy and paste is all it takes! But I report stolen photos and have them removed from google and those reports take time, lots of time!
So many people think it doesn't effect those of us who share free patterns but that is wrong, SO wrong! I rely on traffic to make revenue which enables me to keep on sharing free patterns.
So if people take my photos and remove my watermark, (my watermark is my web address) then others who see my photos online have no idea where the photos originally came from. I don't mind people sharing or using my photos but only if they don't remove my watermark and always link back to the page where the photo came from.
And translating patterns.. please, if you're one that wants to translate a pattern of mine feel free but link back to the original pattern, it's all I ask! I will even send people to your translated pattern but only if that translation credits the original. I think that's fair, don't you?
But this theft issue doesn't keep me from wanting to share! No way! Maybe I'll move to a more secure site one day but I'll keep sharing here or there regardless. It's those of you who steal have to look at yourselves in the mirror everyday and if you're ok with stealing then I pray you get a conscious. And I'm not saying that with judgment or with malice. Maybe one day you will realize what you're doing is wrong.
And why would you want to hurt another human being anyway? I don't want to hurt people. Gosh, we should be helping each other not hurting each other. Life is too short so let's make it a good one. Many blessings to you and to me!
And that's all I'll say about that because anything more would be bordering on drama and for the love of yarn...
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and get to make stuff!
Many Blessings to you!