It is a huge honor when others share my content on and offline, but I wanted to take a minute to unpack my sharing policy so we’re on the same page. There are definitely several ways to share my content without completely reproducing it or without having to ask me either. Don’t even worry about asking about #1-4, but please ask me about #5.
Five ways you can share my content:
1) Graphs: Feel free to share my graphs (unaltered). Please link back to my blog if you can. You can also share graphs in your real estate newsletter as much as you want. If you share on Facebook, don’t worry about a link because that would look clunky. You can tag me if you want, but just make sure your post ends up looking good for your audience.
2) Videos: Feel free to share my videos (unaltered). Please link back to my blog if you can.
3) Photos: Share any of the photos I’ve taken (unaltered). Keep in mind I do use stock photos at times in my posts, so I have the rights to the photos because I’ve paid for them. I don’t know that you would have the rights if you use them, so I’d advise being very careful with that. You can always ask me to be sure if a photo is mine or a stock image. Please give credit / a link back.
4) Portions of Posts: You can share links to posts on Facebook or any social network without even asking. Go for it. If you want to share actual snippets of posts (unaltered) on your blog or somewhere else, that’s fine too, but I’d appreciate my posts not being shared in their entirety. It’s always nice to see someone share a paragraph or two of my thoughts, insert their own commentary and then link to the rest of my article. This is a great social media practice because you share something valuable that will benefit your audience, but your readers also still have a reason to visit my site after reading your article. This helps sharing be good for you and me (and it honors the time it took for me to produce original content). I’ll always do the same for your content.
5) Print: If you would like to print my posts, please email me for written permission. I almost always say YES to agents and loan officers who want to re-print my posts in a print newsletter. Also be sure to give credit on your document by listing my blog link and name. What I mean is, “Ryan Lundquist of www.SacramentoAppraisalBlog.com”.
Again, it’s a huge honor when you share. If you have questions, let me know.
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