Oh man, whatta weekend y’all!
Friday, after much deliberation, we purchased a new (to us) vehicle! The Jeep was on it’s last leg, and we knew it was time. Thanks to all of you that weighed in on the van vs crossover debate on our Facebook page! We ended up driving home a 2006 Honda Odyssey, and I’m completely smitten with it. So roomy, so convenient… and there are no smashed Cheerio’s on the carpet. Nick and I have vowed to keep it clean. But we also vowed to never let our kids eat in vehicles… and you know we failed if there are smooshed Cheerio’s present.
There’s been a lot of THIS going on lately:
Not to mention Facebook twice or anything, but if you follow along with us over there, you know that some of my work has been taken without giving credit. You might be surprised, but this happens all the time with us bloggers. We love it when people like our work enough to share it on their blog or facebook page, and direct their friends/readers to come check out our fun project! But when they take the photos and post them as their own, well… THAT’S STEALING intellectual property. And even though everything on my website is copyrighted, there’s not much I can do about it.
It’s just hard to see your photos go viral on Facebook and Pinterest and have some other website or group getting all the credit and traffic from it. As a blogger, I know that everything I post is out there for the whole world to see. I wouldn’t post them if I wasn’t completely ok with that. But like all other DIY bloggers, we spend a LOT of time on our various projects… photographing each step of the way, editing photos, and composing a well-thought-out post explaining the process.
I started watermarking my photos about a year ago, but this particular post was from before that. There’s no way for me to go back and update every single post. But for my Crafting with Twinfants post, I’ve gone and made a collage with our name on it for people to share and Pin all they like!
Thanks to all you momma-bear-types that stuck up for me and declared WAR! That FB group ended up writing me an apology email, deleting the photo, and reposting using a link to our post. We’re grateful that they took the time to make things right.
While we don’t make a full-on income from blogging, we do make some side-cash to help fund our projects and put gas in our vehicles. And since we get paid based on our number of pageviews, we’re grateful every time our readers enjoy a project enough to pin it or share it on their Facebook page. Just that simple act helps us keep things running around here! And because of this recent situation, we missed out on a LOT of traffic… but it’s not about the money for us. We just want to be credited for our work. Is that too much to ask?
*SIGH* …I’m over it. Really.
Ok so, GREAT NEWS! The crown molding IS FINISHED! And it is splendid on so many levels.
Nick is writing an amazing and detailed crown molding tutorial, so you can look forward to that tomorrow, along with the big reveal! And we have a surprise for you on Friday that may or may not involve hundreds of dollars worth of power tools. What what? YEP!
Happy Monday one and all!