There’s a quote by Harry S. Truman called ” It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit”. To me, it’s obvious that this quote is from another time and space. Getting credit matters.
Because in this time and space, getting credit matters. Giving credit matters as well.
Seriously if you get people to help you out, at least you can mention them. At least you can show them some love and show them that you hold them in high esteem. Why ? because they’re not ignoring you. They are actually taking some of their valuable time and helping you out.
I don’t think it’s something we have developed naturally as a part of this “new” interconnected world, I think it’s something we should remind ourselves of – because it will create a lot of badwill if you don’t. I mean, to the individual it might be that they see it as if you are taking their stuff and reposting it as your own…
I think it was Danielle who wrote on her blog once that “People say “It doesn’t matter who get’s the credit” – well screw that, it matter a lot”.