The other day, this really weird thing happened to me. I was browsing through Pinterest, sand I saw a photo of something that I own. It wasn’t just the item, it was MY item. It had my monogram on it, was being held in my own hand, the background was my back porch, and the photo had been taken on my iPhone. I found it especially crazy because it wasn’t even something from my blog. The photo had been taken from my personal Instagram, uploaded onto some Tumblr account that basically looked like someone had just uploaded every photo ever taken (including some sexually suggestive ones that I wish I could unsee) and then pinned onto Pinterest from there.
I wasn’t sure if I should be flattered or freaked out, but the more I thought about it, the more it weirded me out. Couldn’t someone have given me the common courtesy of asking if they could use my photo for something? Or could they have given me a little credit for using my image? That would have been flattering!
The same thing goes with blogging. I love the blogger community because it gives everyone an opportunity to draw inspiration from each other, and everyone is so supportive! But a few days ago, I felt like someone blatantly ripped off one of my posts (nonetheless in a poorly executed fashion.) I really identified with Dorothy of Prep in Your Step’s advice to make your blog a unique experience, which is what I try to do here!
And I won’t even go on about how badly it sucks when you put your heart and soul into a project at work, and then receive absolutely no credit for it, because I’m pretty sure everyone here knows just how badly that one sucks!
So my advice (from my soapbox lol) is this – No matter what the situation is, be sure to give credit where credit is due! (It’s like that 90’s country song by Sawyer Brown!)
Now I must give y’all credit for being so awesome, encouraging, and sweet… all of the time! I hope everyone is having a happy Wednesday! What’s your Wednesday Wisdom for the week?