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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Not Cool!

I have a favor to ask and a little bit of a rant!!
First I want to say that one thing I love about blogging is being able to share my ideas with others. I hope others will be inspired to try a project they thought they couldn't do. Or achieve the home they thought was out of reach for them! 
But there is some protocol in the blogging world. 
If you want to share something from my blog I am totally thrilled with that, as long as you share through appropriate channels, (example: Facebook , Instagram, Twitter, etc...) Or if you ask permission to use one of my photo's. 
If you are putting links back to my blog I almost always will grant you permission. 
When searching my own photo's on the Internet I found a blog who has stolen my photo's and tutorial. 

 They literally re posted my photo's and writings as if it was theirs. They did say at the bottom of the post that the idea and photo's were from me, but put no link. This is stealing my traffic.
This is not cool!!!
I have sent them several messages stating they do not have my permission to use my photos and to take the post down or contact me. I have yet to receive a reply.
So I am asking that if you have time to leave them a message. Click on this link. If they get a ton of messages from upset consumers I am hoping they will contact me or take the post down.
And today I found  that a blog called Before It's News,

who just copy and pasted two of my posts!
What the heck?
They said the articles were submitted by Batchelors Way. 
Um, I never even heard of them before today.
But they did at least have a link to my home page, but why would you need to go there when the whole post is right in front of you?
They however had a complaint form I filled out.  
We will see if they respond.

 I am flattered, but give me some credit and my due traffic.

Thanks in advance for listening and helping out.

Thanks for stopping by!


Aaron and Stephanie Cousins said...

You are amazing. I wrote a brief comment on the "better h" blog. Good luck!

WanaCDa'World said...

Tried to post on the better H site but it is being filtered by a moderator could not find your post on the other site.

Unknown said...

I think that is terrible! I write a little jewelry blog and don't have enough traffic for anyone to want to come and steal my stuff, but it's just common courtesy to ask for permission. If you don't have anything worthwhile to say you shouldn't just take someone else's efforts and make them look like your own. Totally with you on that!

Carrie and Kyle said...

I hate to hear that someone's hard work is not getting the credit it deserves. I wrote a comment on the better housekeeper blog as well.