So I’ve been mulling this problem over in my head the past little while, and I can’t quite come up with a solution that doesn’t involve a lot of hair pulling, seething anger and vindictiveness. And maybe duct tape. *sigh* So I figure, when you have a blogger problem, you turn to bloggers right? Here is your chance to delurk my lovelies (I know you’re out there) and give me some advice here.
I love the blogger world – I love that we have beautiful, creative, interesting, smart, hilarious souls out there who never cease to amaze me. And when I find such lovely bloggers I like to chat with them, guest post, share ideas and agendas for conquering the universe and for goat cheese and pear tarts. (What, you’re going to conquer the earth on an empty stomach?) I feel honored that so many of you choose to stop by each day and share your thoughts with me, laugh at my silliness and offer amazing anecdotes and advice. So – what right do I have to complain? I’m not going to lie.. it’s been happening a fair bit lately that my photos, finds…*gulp* even one of my stories.. has shown up on other sites. With zero credit. Which is so silly! I mean, with blog stats, location, track back, pings.. etc… you know? Somebody I know jacked a photo and is actually using it to promo themselves as a “professional” photographer. Guys… what do I do? I feel sick about it. The internet is such an organic, beautiful place where we can adapt and adopt and move at light speed, and sometimes I feel like I have no right to lay claim to it.. and sometimes I want to scream and pull my hair! This is to say, of course, thank you to each and every one of you who always always references, links and sites each other – you are a blessing and a delight to me and others! But really. What do I do?