I don’t have nearly enough time for social media in my life but was sneaking a peek at Twitter last Thursday when I saw a tweet from Beth at The Angel Forever and Amy from Resourceful Mommy talking about NickMoms. I’ve visited the NickMoms website but was never really drawn in. It seemed hard to believe that a company like Nickelodeon would put together such an amateur looking site. Mark your calendars because I was wrong! Nickelodeon did put the site together but sadly not on their own. It appears that they spent time surfing the web and finding awesome posts from other parent bloggers then just “borrowed” it and posted it as their own. These posts from Type A Mom explain in great detail and link to other bloggers who are sadly part of this mess.
It takes a lot of courage to speak up when something’s not right. Those bloggers could have been proud that a major company found their blog and liked their work so much that they featured it. That would have been the easy way out. Instead, they got upset and stood up for themselves as well as for fellow bloggers. Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself here but seeing bloggers come together like this makes me proud of what I do and situations like this make me proud of the people I spend my time on since I follow many of these blogs (I even found a couple of new ones to follow thanks to this mess!). I love that they haven’t let up at all and have stood their ground to make things right – or as right as they can be at this point.
These interactions have been on my mind a lot the past few days. I seriously thought about just quitting blogging all together so I would hopefully never have to deal with my content or pictures being stolen. I took a couple of days off and missed blogging terribly. This is my outlet and I love the interactions I have with readers both here in the comments and in social media or emails. Thank you for giving me a little bit of your precious time each and every day. Please speak up if you see another blogger’s content on a website – especially if the blogger’s not receiving any credit for their work. We can all help to make the world – and internet – a better place for everyone!