Saturday, November 19, 2011

Torn

I find myself facing a bit of a dilemma lately. I love "blog-land". I've met some wonderful people and friends through blogging, and I love getting new ideas and inspiration from others.

However, I have a really hard time with people finding ideas from others and then taking them and sharing them as their own. Like it really drives me nuts. I have a friend that sells the most adorable shirts on Etsy. They were recently featured on a celebrity's blog. Today I saw another blogger doing a tutorial on how to make those exact same shirts and it makes me bonkers. No shout out to the original artist - just taking her idea and showing others how to make it. Not cool. I know people do it all the time, and I should just get over it, but ugh. It's hard!

Just as a disclaimer...if I show something on my blog and I got the idea from somebody else, I will always post a link back to where I originally saw the idea. I'm not saying that all of my ideas are original, but if I don't post a link or give a shout out to somebody else, then that means I came up with it on my own.

That's it. I'll get off my soap box now. And get back to work - I'm supposed to be sitting in my booth at The Holiday House right now!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally know what you mean. Drives me bonkers too. It's flattering that they want to copy, but how hard is it to give credit where credit is due. grrrrrr.
Debbie Moody

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