On Thursday I worked a nine hour shift and then had to go to a family dinner afterwards. It was a long day and I was not in the mood for what I found waiting for me here on my blog. You see, I had someone leave a comment that said I had stolen someone else’s idea when I posted the Lemon Hand Scrub idea. First off let me state that I had left a link for the original blog that I found it on and I also stated that I went to Pinterest to see if it was there as well, it was. I also went on to thank the blog for the recipe. With all of that said, the original comment stated that I don’t know how to get my own ideas for my blog. Umm, yes I do! Any of you that have followed me since I have started should know that I have only posted a handful of posts regarding Pinterest and the rest are my own ideas. I have posted 181 posts in the last year and maybe a handful of recipes have come from Pinterest. Is that plagiarism? When I found the idea on the other blog, I took it upon myself to go to other sources to make sure that it was “out there” for anyone to use. Now I didn’t think in a million years that getting a recipe from Pinterest and making it in your own kitchen was illegal. If someone posts a recipe on another blog and you try it in your own kitchen it is ok. But when you put it on your own blog, in your own way and even state which blog you got the recipe from it is out there for anyone to tell you that you stole it and can’t seem to come up with your own ideas. If you show step by step in your own words and your own pictures and then provide a link to the original source, another blog, it is apparently plagiarism. It is said that they won’t get the ‘traffic” and instead you do. I tend to disagree on that. I guess that I am the only one who will take it upon themselves to see how they did it compared to how I would do it. I am also the type that will look up information to make sure that it is accurate. I would never put an idea, recipe, or a project on here without doing my research first.
When you have a blog, you are putting yourself out there for everyone to see. There will be times that someone might not like what they see and will leave a comment. I totally understand that. When you have a blog and also have “Pin It” buttons on there as well, you are giving permission for people to keep your ideas, recipes, etc. I am ok with it. If you have a website and have a copyright that is totally different. Honestly, I have seen websites that have a copyright on there and still have a Pin It buttons. How can you steal something that is on a blog and on Pinterest? I went to the original site and her exact same recipe and pictures are on Pinterest. So if I said in my post that I am sharing an idea that I found on Pinterest then none of this would have happened. Period!
I will continue my blog, but I will not be mentioning any other blogs in my posts. Sorry, I don’t want to offend anyone, but I feel that it is in my best interest to do this. I always have, and will continue to have my own work posted on here. Hey, maybe some days will seem boring, but that is life right? Other days I might have “the bomb of a recipe” on here. I will keep my sense of humor and stay strong. I will not let this one thing get me down.
On another note, I will not be posting anything until after Christmas as this week will be pretty busy with work and baking going on. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope that Santa will bring you what you asked for :).