Have you ever come across a piece of content that perfectly conveys something you want to say?
It could be something lighthearted or it could be something more serious in tone, either way, it perfectly articulates a message you want to share.
(Full disclosure, I've done it myself, and why not? Tik Tok and Instagram a full of gems!)
So you re-post it and watch the engagement on the post blow up.
But wait, did you forget a step?
Did you remember to credit the creator?
You may think it’s not a big deal but it is.
I came across an article on blkcreatives.com that summed up why you should credit the creator.
✔️ Creators work really hard on their stuff
✔️ Social media is their marketing tool
✔️ Crediting shows appreciation of their work
✔️ Their work is documenting history
✔️ It could be their big break
I paraphrased a bit but you get the idea.
So how do you credit creators properly?
On most social media platforms you can use mentions, hashtags or links.
How to Create A Mention
In the comment section of the post, simply add @ before the username of the person you want to mention.
For example @blkcreatives
It only takes a few seconds but that recognition goes a long way.
So go ahead and re-post, re-purpose, and re-mix but always give the creator the credit they’re due.