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On with the show........
I'm assuming everyone knows the drama going on with my blog - if not, read this first.
Moving forward, I have had a huge outpouring of support from the blogging community in regards to the plagiarism. While the majority of blog comments, facebook comments, and tweets are in support of the fact that my words were stolen, there are a few that see things differently.
Today the story was even picked up by another blog, My Favorite Hate Mail and the comments have been enlightening. I love the debate that has been going on........
Some feel that the person who stole the post was apologetic in her comment back to me.
I do not feel this way. I think she was embarrassed that she was caught.
Some feel that she is getting flogged by the blogging community.
Possibly - she is getting flamed. This stems from the overwhelming passion that comes from bloggers who work hard putting their words out there for the world to see. They are protective of what is theirs. They are supportive of other bloggers when someone "does them wrong". And if you are not an active blogger, you may not be able to relate to this. That's ok.
Some feel I/we are making a big deal out of nothing.
While I appreciate their concerns for the other blogger, they need to reflect on how they would feel if something they worked hard for was taken from them. I was initially very upset by this discovery on Saturday night and immediately posted my anger. I don't regret what I said. I am glad that I brought this issue to light.
Some feel I need to "let it go."
I have. Really. I don't hold a grudge to this blogger. I forgive her for what she did. She made a silly mistake and I am sorry that she finds it unnecessary to apologize for it. But it is what it is.
In all honesty, it has been a fun last few days - I have met a ton more people in the bloggy world and brought more attention (and traffic) to my 2 blogs.
So if you are new to The Texas Darlings or R We There Yet Mom?, thanks for visiting. Hope you come back again.
Just don't steal my post. K?
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