Blogging Round Table Discussion: Is it wrong to post recipes?
Posted by Ali
What is new to me, however, is the thought that it is a faux paux to post a recipe, even with adaptions, that comes from another blog. This is assuming they even give credit back to the original posted. Instead, you should only link back to the website.
What do you think?
I have to say, while I am of the 'to each her own' line of thinking, the longer I mulled over this, the more confused I became. Why put your recipes on the internet if you are going to become so upset when someone posts it on their blog?
To clarify, this is not when someone steals your photographs or a recipe and says "This is MY photo, this is MY recipe that I created." This is when someone says, here is a recipe from such and such blog, here are my adaptions, ta-da.
I do not subscribe to food blogs that are photo's only, with no links to a recipe. I just don't see the point of it. Furthermore, if I want to see photo's only with no recipe attached, I'll just go browse Pinterest. Hehe.
I am of the opinion that if you are that upset that someone loved your recipe enough to blog about it, give you a link back and credit you as the recipe creator, you should probably say "Thank you, thank you!" Better yet, write yourself a cookbook and stop posting recipes online.
Okay, your turn. Do you agree with this train of thought? Why or why not?