I’m often inspired by other bloggers. Just take a look back, and you’ll see many a post that point to other bloggers that inspire me. I also often give shout-outs to fellow bloggers and have even featured new blogs that I have started following. So it pains me to be accused of not giving credit where credit is due, and for being a dishonest blogger. This is the first time it’s happened to me, and I have to admit it hurts. I wanted to take the high road and not mention it but one of the reasons why I blog is to express my opinion, and I can’t leave this one alone.
Of the hundreds of posts I’ve written, it seems my random post about the contents of my purse has ruffled feathers. It was pointed out to me that another blogger posted a similar post earlier in the week, and apparently I should have given this blogger credit in my post. (And for the record, it wasn’t the blogger who was accusing me.)
I am all about giving credit where credit is due, and would have given her credit 100%. The fact remains I never read her post. Yes, it was a coincidence that we posted the same week or similar timelines. I can’t prove it. But really do I have to?
I admitted in the first paragraph of my post that the idea wasn’t original. I have seen ‘What’s in my Bag’ posts on countless blogs and in YouTube videos. I Googled it again and came up with pages of search results. I could even list the blogs that I follow that have done this type of post but I won’t.
LipstickRules is a passion for me.I have built it from the ground up over the last two years, and continue to put a lot of time and effort into everything related to the blog. I do it because I enjoy writing, I enjoy beauty, and I enjoy the connections I’ve made with so many people. I strive to remain true to my values and provide readers with my honest views. What kind of role model would I be for my children if I didn’t stick to this? I know it’s easy to spot dishonesty or people who aren’t in this for the right reasons. I like to think that I’ve proven in the last two and half years that I’m in it for the right reasons. What you see here is what you get in real life.
Is this a rite of passage for blogging? If so, I hope it passes soon because it’s hurtful.