In regards to the reprinting or republishing of birdsupplies.com materials and bird care articles…
Recently I’ve had a few vendors and websites contact me in regards to reprinting or publishing articles that are currently showing on the birdsupplies.com blog as they see value in the information, and believe that information would also would have value to their subscribers.
In these “bird eat bird” days of hyper-competitive business, I have to admit that I was tempted to just say “no” so as to not increase my own competition!
Also, the information on http://blog.birdsupplies.com, while it is served at no cost to my subscribers, it has certainly come at a significant cost to me, and so I struggled to understand why I should just give it away to those who are essentially my competition for free.
But, on reflection, and on talking to several other people, I found that many of the people who would like to use these articles are amateur bird enthusiasts and bird club owners around the country who simply know the good stuff when they see it, and would like to get that information out to their own subscribers.
And ultimately, that’s why I went into business in the first place. I started birdsupplies.com because I was unable to find an quality bird supplies vendor who made sure that everything they supplied was of the highest quality that would last the distance and not harm my birds, and at a price that I felt was fair.
I wanted to contribute to a world where it was easy for bird owners to get access to the information and supplies that they needed to keep their birds happy, well fed, and most importantly, healthy.
And if that’s truly my mission with birdsupplies.com, then in order to stay with my values I realised that I really have no other option than to allow other, potentially competitive websites, to use my materials so that I can make sure that the information that gets out there is factually correct, and will help to ensure the safe and ethical treatment of birds.
The one thing that I ask is that you link back to the original article on my blog, and my name, at the bottom of the post.
As a courtesy, I would also be grateful if you could drop me an email just letting me know who you are and your website url, as to meet a fellow bird enthusiast as for keeping track of things.
If you have any questions, please fill out the contact form below and let us know what your needs are.
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