i am so hesitant to even say what i'm about to say and i don't really know why. probably because i'm very non confrontational. when it comes right down to it...i'm a people pleaser and i like to make people happy...so i have a hard time sticking up for myself. i love to share. i like to help people out...answer their questions...share a tip, a technique, a product. i mean that's why i'm part of the blogging community. to share! i love to inspire people. but there is a difference between inspiration and blatant copying. it's upsetting and i don't like when i come across it. and i do see it...i'm not oblivious. it's one crummy thing to copy my design....but then to literally copy my words!? to literally use my sentences, my script to sell copies of my work. this makes me really, really sad.
i know this is not my usual upbeat happy post. and i'm sorry to be a downer. besides myself, i've seen it happen to a couple friends over the weekend too and i just didn't feel like taking the "high road" this time and saying nothing. because this is important. it is important to be yourself!! so, this may open up some big ugly can of worms. i don't know. that is certainly not my intention and i hope you understand where i am coming from. this is about honesty and integrity and finding your own voice. not using someone else's.
thanks for listening