Here at The Crochet Zone, I value good content for site visitors. In that spirit, I will often curate or excerpt content from top quality sources on the web.
The very internet itself was created on the foundation of linking, sharing, and recommending good content from other sources on the web. Curation means finding good, well-written, and highly relevant material for my readers.
By choosing content from your site, I am giving it my vote of approval. This not only means that I excerpt your content, I also give it my highest recommendation, and I encourage my visitors to view your content on your website with a direct link back your source material.
My curation is designed to send my readers to your site so you get new visitors exposed to your top quality content.
I curated your content because it was outstanding in some way.
If you wish me not to curate content from your web site, simply contact me, and request your story be taken down.
I will quickly comply with your take down request, and put you on my list of sites never to excerpt from.
Most publishers and websites are extremely happy to receive additional exposure and readership for their content as a result of my curation.
Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles:
- commented on
- linked to
- have new readers exposed to their articles
Social sharing of good content extends its reach, impact, traffic levels, and ultimately the profit of the original publisher’s website.
I am excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to point then to the original source of the excerpt.
I want site visitors to discover and visit your content, and your website. I want you to be more than pleased that I quoted, referenced, or utilized your content.
“Fair Use” standards, practices, and legal decisions are still evolving online. I like to think my standards are a cut above the strictly legal interpretation of fair use.
I have higher standards than “Fair Use.” I strive for “elated use.”
If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by my site, just let me know. I will immediately correct the situation.
I excerpt your content the exact same way I hope others will curate my content.
If you like a story on my site, feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give me clear credit, link back to the original page on my site, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit my original web page.
Take as much of our content as you think your readers will enjoy. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.
- That is what I do.
- That is what built the internet.
- That is what social sharing is about.
- Everyone benefits with shared content following this policy.
Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. My standards may very well differ from yours.
If you want me to be even more generous with links and credit, let me know. If you feel your story has had too much excerpted, let me know.
I will fix it rapidly.
Use my contact form if you have any queries about the policies outlined here.
I also publish user-generated content. I request web site users also follow these curation guidelines, but cannot police every single submission.
If you’re a copyright owner & would like material removed from our site, please read my DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) policy and take down procedure.