I’m fairly new to blogging but have tried to make myself aware of and follow blog etiquette.
Cafe Mama seems to lay it out best. She touches on giving attribution to other’s blogs when you get an idea from them by linking back to them. She also talks about referring to other bloggers you enjoy and the art of leaving comments and how to do it right. It’s all so simple and you’d think common sense, but unfortunately it’s not for some.
I’d say it’s pretty uncool to harmlessly take an idea from someone’s blog without giving proper credit for it but it’s even more so uncool to realise it’s been noticed and then obviously change the date on the less creative post to make it appear as if it was written before the post it stemmed from.
It seems blogging in general is about sharing and community. We all seem to share ideas for blog posts. This really isn’t a big deal at all but really, just mention where your idea sparked from. Be kind and link to the original bloggers site.