#ThursdayTruths…Dear Blog Stalker (& Stealer & yes I know thats not a real word)

So I’m sure if you’ve taken a look at my blog there has been a few major changes. Apart from the appearance, my style of writing has adapted to more of my own literal way of speaking, I’ve also included themes for each day of the week and I send out a few random opinion posts along the way. From the response that I have been getting, it looks as though the change has benefited my blog in the sense that more of you are getting connected to me. I am thankful. Thank you for your readership.

So I’ve been really excited about these changes, pouring a lot of time and effort into what I have been doing. In the past few weeks, my excitement has been dampened only by a few other ladies that blog. I won’t mention names as I am not into naming and shaming for tiny reasons, however, after working so hard on my blog changes, it is disheartening to see ideas and themes being stolen and presented as someone elses.

Now let me be clear, I am not talking about something minor like for eg. If I posted something about what to pack in your baby bag and someone else posted a similar post; it wouldn’t matter to me because perhaps we are both parenting bloggers? However, it does bother me if for eg. I had posted that baby bag post and some music blogger (that has nothing at all on their blog about pregnancy etc) that I know and that follows my blog decides to post a very similar post and then continually waits for my post to simply post a similar one the very next day.

Maybe this sounds like a whole lot of rambling, but it’s actually frustration. I know a few other people who are in this very same situation. Unfortunately, I don’t think that there is anything that we can do about it but just a shout out to all the wonderful bloggers that are constantly creating new and fresh content based on their own ideas; you guys rock! It takes a lot of time and energy to put together a totally fresh concept and present it to the public in a way that speaks to them. Keep doing what you’re doing.

To those that are constantly stalking a specific blogger and thereafter producing content similar to what you have read while stalking, please, have a conscience. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create the blog post that you are simply changing the words of and reposting. I’m sure you have great ideas of your own, please use them.

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Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.

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