Eleven years on WordPress…

Four blogs later and wouldn’t ya know a painting showcased on my first blog from 2016 (which no longer exists) Asparagus Speaketh has been saved to someone’s wall on Pinterest. 😁

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Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North-Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Currently, he is also producing a weekly podcast for Anchor. Fm called Short Story Saturday. © Matt Snyder and aprolificpotpourri.art 2019-2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Absolutely No Excerpts and links may be used without explicit consent from Matt Snyder.

32 thoughts on “Eleven years on WordPress…

      1. As long as no one is profiting off the image it’s not an issue for me. As I said the copyright notice wasn’t removed from my image so it made me feel not as bad as bloggers I have dealt with that have showcased my posts without consent and or give absolutely no credit towards me.

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    1. Here is a citation from a lawyer as such in regards: Using the copyright symbol is optional, but it is your right as the creator of the work to identify the creative work as yours. You can register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office for additional protection, but registering is optional. You can use the copyright symbol regardless of whether you register your work.

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      1. I have a copyright statement on my site saying one has to have written permission to use my content, then put a copyright symbol on each post. I want my content to stay my own.

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    2. Or are you referring to the fact that they pinned the work ? If they profit from my image it’s illegal. But having that statement on my website and my images gives me piece of mind. People steal shit all the time, I am given credit as as the artist on that pin, so I don’t consider that a violation. Had they pinned the work but manipulated it and removed the copyright there would’ve been an issue. I have major issues with lifts (disabled shares) and links especially if a fellow blogger doesn’t ask or rightly give me credit.

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      1. I feel the same. I don’t even like a reblog of my post without being asked if it’s okay by me. About Pinterest, I didn’t know that one’s work could be pinned there without one giving permission.

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      1. The first blog started as a conventional arts blog but then became experimental where I did memoir pieces written and or drawn from the time period I spoke of. If I drew as my child self, I drew with my left hand. Eventually, an old college roommate who became a born-again Christian began to stalk my blog and my YouTube channel (which is now private) so I pulled the plug. The other two were specific. In Oct 2019 I started a photoblog that showcased alternating days of color, sepia and black and white…then the pandemic happened with lock downs and I grew bored with the isolated subject matter, the shortest one was strictly a memoir piece but I felt it kept veering off the point I was trying to make so I pulled the plug and decided every now and again I would discuss an aspect of me here instead.

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      2. That first blog sounds awesome. Is it still available to access?
        I did the black and white thing for a while on Instagram for the same result. Boredom.
        It seems each has seeped into the current blog which makes for a richer experience. So many get stuck in a niche and quit.

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      3. Eh…no loss to me. I still have sketchbooks around of older work. I wasn’t doing a whole lot of digital stuff back then. I feel my art has progressed over the years anyway. Yeah well, I lost my Mom when I was 31. My Dad remarried Marlane when I was 33, I never felt a true connection to her and her family..so she has always been my Dad’s wife. She is the only Mother-in-law my wife knows and they get along nicely and still see each other.

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      4. I guess sketch books are better than nothing.
        It’s nice to be able to look back and see the progress.
        That makes sense. I thought there was some kind of backstory there.
        Rare to hear about a wife and mother in law getting along 😏

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      5. I get along better with my MIL than my FIL…but see Maybe Jess gets along better with Marlane because she isn’t my birth Mother. Although, my Mom got along with everyone including my brothers ex-wife.

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      6. I guess I’m the same with my in laws but it might be quantity of time spent with each.
        You must of had one of those lovely mothers most dream about.

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