Anonymous said: Thanks so much for all the Michelle Fairley picspam and for always sharing links in your posts! It leads to me wasting so many hours on the internet crying over Michelle Fairley's awesomeness, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Wow thanks for the fan mail, anon! It’s nice to know that you appreciate and click on the links - they’re there for a reason. “Cite your sources” is something my professors have pounded that into my head over the years. And I don’t want the internet police all over my case. Mainly, the links are included to give credit where it’s due. I’ve seen so many people getting into feuds over stolen images (Instagram is notorious for this smh), and I’m certainly not trying to pass off someone else’s work as my own. I wish I was the person who photographed or interviewed that amazing actress or wrote that brilliant passage from that best-selling novel, but I wasn’t. Everyone has the right to post whatever’s important to them; however, I will say that it never surprises me how much more spectacular a photograph or a quote becomes when you see it in context → “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ― Aristotle
And while I don’t have a zillion followers, the least I can do is try to increase the amount of useful information on the internet. If I don’t have anything new to share, I’m gonna hit the like or reblog button. I’m not trying to sound self-righteous or passive aggressively point the finger at anyone. There is no right or wrong way to do social media, but I get annoyed when I search tags and scroll through the same thing over and over before I get to anything new. But, I also understand that not everyone who stumbles across my Tumblr is interested in the exact same thing I’m interested in. So, maybe it’s wishful thinking on my part that they’ll click on links and it’ll get them to the stuff that they are interested in.
tl;dr I appreciate that you appreciate the links - I put them in there for all you fabulous Tumblr folks. And Michelle Fairley is magnificent! Happy fangirling!