How hotlinking images can land you in hot water

Why Hot Linking Images is not cool

Post updated on 5th November 2013

Hotlinking by Lesley S Smith

On the 16th of October, I decided to do a check online and find out how my image were faring. What happened next was that the post went blogger viral and brought in thousands of page views. I wasn’t prepared for the [Read on...]

When a Brand / PR wants to use your recipe on their site

Phil Roeder

Last updated 16th October 2013

We have all been there, a brand or PR sends some samples, and then when you have blogged about them and used then in a recipe they ask if they can use the recipe on their site.

Whilst I appreciate that it is hugely flattering to be asked, and [Read on...]

Blogger challenge terms and conditions – don’t sign the rights to your work away!

Updated on 14 October by Jeanne Horak-Druiff

THE ONE-LINE SUMMARY

Be sure to read the fine print when you are invited to submit a recipe to participate in blogger “recipe challenges” – increasingly, terms are being hidden in the fine-print that strip you of your ownership rights over your photo and recipe purely by [Read on...]

Disclosure and why it’s important

Updated 13 November2013

PLEASE NOTE that this page is provided purely for information purposes and comprises quotes from relevant legislation rather than any interpretation of the law. We are not lawyers and nothing on this page should be construed as constituting legal advice. If you are in any [Read on...]

Don’t be a schmuck, ask to be paid for your work!

Post updated on 06 September 2013.

I’ve just read a brilliant post by Sarah over at Maison Cupcake about why you should be paid for your work.

Many bloggers work for brands for free and there are occasions when this is fine, for instance when you are reviewing a product [Read on...]

Guest Posts

photo: Flickr/AnnieAnniePancake

Last updated 28 September 2013.

When guest posts first appeared, the blogging world was a far simpler place and the guest posts usually took place between two bloggers that knew each other and agreed to write a post to appear on each others blogs.

There was no commercial intent and [Read on...]

Brand / PR Competitions & Challenges for Bloggers

photo: Flickr/Search Engine People Blog

Last updated 24th October 2013.

Everybody likes a competition, but often the kind of competitions put together by brands are designed to offer them maximum benefit and exposure, at the expense of a blogger’s time, effort and the goodwill of their followers. In particular, we are talking [Read on...]

Blogger School

Blogging is a very steep learning curve. Here at Blogger School, we aim to help bloggers to learn the skills they need to be successful.

We will tackle topics such as working with PR and brands, copyright, cookies, disclosure and any other topics we think may be useful.

We are very positive about working with PRs and brands. Blogger School was not set up to knock PRs - we know that both PRs and bloggers can gain a huge amount from working together - and we want these relationships to work better for the benefit of everyone.

Please feel free to leave questions for our blogging professors via a comment or send an e-mail to professor@blogger-school.com. All e-mails will be treated as confidential, and all questions can be published anonymously.

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