We all need a license to drive, but what about a license to blog? Well, no, but we can license our work. Day 4 of the "30 Days to Be a Better Blogger" Challenge suggests that bloggers get a Creative Commons license for their work. There are a variety of choices for licenses.
I chose the license called "Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike." This seems to be the best license for what I do. I want others to be able to share my thoughts, but I'd rather they aren't making money on it if I'm not. Finally, any derivatives should be shared alike.
This was incredibly easy to do and protects my rights as the author of the work.