Thankful, thankful, thankful. Always be sure to put a byline on your pieces with a link to your website or blog. (I forget to do that). To me the whole copyright thing is not worth worrying about. Be prolific. I would be honored if I saw my link on important sites such as foster care. That's wonderful!
Just get your name out there more and more and everything will all take care of itself. You might remember the story I told about the guy in New Jersey who got the same idea for re-publishing the card game, "American Authors" at the same time I did. He had the resources to redo that game in the four color process. He legally changed only one author's image and copied the others on the counsel of his lawyer. I changed all of the authors images. He had the same idea I had (I talked to him) about making that card game with other categories. You can now find his card games in any game store in the country. That taught me that you just have to be your absolute best, produce your absolute best work, and people will follow you. Someone wrote on my ebook ques. today something to the effect: 'until I'm Hemingway I'm not going to worry about it.' Just become a "Peeples Hemingway".