Hey yall, my inbox is stuffed with notes about my heart gif being reposted elsewhere with no credit and racking up a ton of notes with no link back to me. It’s a bummer! And I super appreciate everyone keeping me alerted on these kinds of things. It’s so helpful having eyes out there who recognize my work and help keep my name attached :) You guys are awesome!! I really appreciate it!
Please don’t send hate mail to the person who reposted it! These things rarely ever happen out of malice, it’s usually someone who has just never thought about the importance of an artist being linked to their work before, or maybe found the gif somewhere else and it just didn’t dawn on them to discover its origin. The best way to handle these kinda things (for future reference) is make a good case, explain why credit is important and hope that the person will take it to heart. (see what I did there with the heart joke lol)
So yeah, don’t go sending aggressive messages or anything! And thank you for keeping an eye out for me!
EDIT: I’d like to add that the poster of the re-post has contacted me and wants to link to me. See? Cool person! Cool person with good taste in art B)