Referencing Just Geeking By

If you would like to reference any written content here at Just Geeking By, whether that be a blog post I have written, a book or product review or an interview, please follow these guidelines.

Please follow these guidelines

If you wish to reference any content on Just Geeking By in any shape or form, please do me and my guests the courtesy of crediting it fully. I put a lot of work into this blog and also other people may wish to read the original piece you are quoting. A link back to the page you are referencing, including the full name of this blog (Just Geeking By), is the correct way to do so online, and in academic or print publications please follow the guidelines of the appropriate style sheet for citations.

Please refrain from quoting content from the following sections of this blog:

– Anything in the following categories: Life and Monthly Updates.

– Any blog posts marked with the tag “personal“.

– The following pages: Heather, Blog Photographer, and all the pages under the Disabilities section.

In other words, any personal updates or information. There should be no reason for anyone to be quoting any of these as far as I’m concerned. If there is something that has really piqued your interest in one of these posts/pages, or you wish to speak to me about my disabilities please read below for more details.

If you would like to reference any written content here at Just Geeking By, whether that be a blog post I have written, a book or product review or an interview, please follow these guidelines.

What do you mean by referencing?

Referencing includes directly quoting any content here at Just Geeking By, referring to something I, a guest poster or interview participant says, or using Just Geeking By as evidence to support a discussion or argument. This could happen on the Internet, such as a blog, website or social media, in an academic paper or in print. I come from an academic background, so I am familiar with style sheets used for citations, so please cite your references correctly.

It’s on the Internet, it’s free… / I’m helping get your name out!

This is a common misinterpretation of how the Internet works; just because something is on the Internet doesn’t mean it is free. You’re also not helping me if you don’t actually link back to me. Visitors to your blog aren’t going to take the time to search for mine on Google, whereas if you link back to mine they can click the link instantly. As Hubspot explains, it’s about sharing content and giving credit where credit is due ( <— and that is how you reference correctly 😉 ).

I loved [insert content/idea/design] and it inspired me.

Can I do the same thing on my blog/I want to do something similar on my blog, would that be ok?

If you are just using something for inspiration, then please go right ahead. Depending on how similar it is to my work, a credit link would be appreciated. Please use your own judgement in regard to that. If you want to copy an idea, topic or design completely then it does depend on what it is you want to copy. It may be something that is deeply personal to me, or something that if copied would harm my blog statistics. I’m open to talking it over so get in touch 🙂

I would like to get a direct quote from you about something, interview you, or would you be interested in [insert some other project]?

It depends on what it is, and what it entails. I am happy to discuss my disabilities, I just want to ensure that I know what information is being released and how it is being used. Please be aware that due to my disabilities I need to have at least a month’s warning and realistically, two months is a much better timescale for me. I am always happy to discuss any ideas, so please get in contact with me, whether it’s something online or for an academic paper.


If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to drop me a comment 🙂


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