Here at My Beagle Training we take curation seriously.
Why are we so passionate about curation? The internet was founded and built on sharing, linking, and recommending great stories from other sources on the web.
Why do we curate? Our goal is to cover the best blogs in the beagle world, and spread the news about their best stories every day.
What does curation mean to us? To us, curation means looking for well-written, interesting, and highly relevant articles for our readers.
How does it benefit you? By excerpting an article from your site, we are giving it our vote of approval and recommendation. This means that we have carefully chosen your article, we have given it our highest recommendation, and we have directed our readers to view your article on your website.
In other words, our curation of your article is designed to send our readers to your site and your articles.
99% of emails we get about curation and excerpting are from publishers and authors who are delighted to receive additional exposure and readership for their stories as a result of our curation.
We curated and excerpted your article because it was outstanding in some way. However, if, for any reason, you wish us not to excerpt your articles, simply contact us, and request your article to be taken down. We will immediately and without exception comply with your request, and put you on our list of sites never to excerpt from.
Social sharing of online content only extends the reach, impact, and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability of the original publisher’s website. Therefore, most online publishers appreciate the value of having their stories and articles
● commented on
● linked to
● new readers encouraged to the articles.
We excerpt your article to inform our visitors, and them we point them to the original source of the excerpt because we want our readers to discover your content, and visit your website.
In other words, we want you to be delighted we excerpted an article from you.
Standards, practices, and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online. Our standards are higher than the merely legal because we hold ourselves to much higher standards than Fair Use: we want Delighted Use.
If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We will take action immediately.
The bottom line is…
We excerpt your stories the way we hope others will curate our content.
Specifically, if you like a story on our site, we are pleased and gratified. Please feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, links back to the article, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit the original article.
Take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.
That is what we do. That is what built the internet. That is what social sharing is about because everyone benefits when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.
Here is what we will never do:
- We never take your entire article.
- We never re-publish without full credit, links and sending you readers.
- We never republish an RSS feed verbatim.
- We never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.
- We always change the headline, and add context, meaning, and relevant analysis to your articles.
These are our general guidelines for excerpts published on this site:
● never more than about 30 – 40% of any article
● never more than one article from any site in any one day
● never more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article
And most importantly …
Since sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online, our standards of delight may very well differ from yours.
If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit let us know.
If you feel your story has had too much excerpted, let us know.
We will fix it to your standards instantly.