Second... this week's Friday Facts for new bloggers and TpTers...
It's an easy one that *should* go without saying, but I have to say it, sadly:
It is *SO* disheartening to see sellers who are taking freebies from blogs and SELLING them in their stores. I am sure we would all agree that is wrong! We would not put up with our students copying... so why are adults doing it?!
The online teaching community is such a sister(and a little brother)hood and we take care of each other! When we find products that someone has stolen and claimed as their own, we tell one another, and try to stop it from happening again.
You can only re-invent the wheel so many times so it is understandable when some products are similar... but I'm talking about out and out COPYING. Not bothering to even be sneaky about it by changing fonts and graphics... just blatant stealing!
So, that's why today's DOs and DON'TS are simple. Just don't do it! Share and sell your own original work. We all know this and, if you're reading this post, it probably doesn't pertain to you anyway... here's to hoping someone who didn't stop and think about this will stumble on this post and have a light bulb moment!
Next week I want to do DOs and DON'TS for creating products... I'd love to hear your opinions on this in the comments so I can work them into a blog post along with my own opinions!