So, friends. I'm sure a lot of you have heard by now, but one of my favorite blogging gals, Jess over at The Newly recently found out that someone was stealing her pictures and life essentially and posting online as if it were her own. Its something out of a scary movie.
She shared this info last week, and I took the rest of the week off from blogging to just think and re-evaluate my blog.
I was scared. 90% of my blog is Harper. And pictures of Harper. And my husband.
I started my blog as a way to create MY memories. To write them all down. To have something for MY family to look back on and see all our adventures.
And while doing that, I have met some great ladies. Ladies whose lives I also love to read about. And see their adventures.
So I'm not sure what to do. I hate to live in fear of what might happen. But who knows? It could be happening right now and I'd never know it?
So I guess I'm not sure what to do.
For now, I may keep Harper off the blog. I may decide in a bit to just watermark all my photos, but who knows. Maybe I'll start doing more beauty posts and inspiration posts, but I just love being more of a "lifestyle" blogger who literally does just that..shares their lifestyle.
I may at some point also make the blog private, but I will let you all know before that point in case you want to follow along with it still.
In case you aren't familiar with the situation, just please make sure you're protecting your family and privacy. I know blogging puts you in the public eye, but no one thinks of their little ole' blog as a place for someone to steal an identity. We aren't celebrities, by any means. So, just be careful.
And please, if you see someone using someone you knows pictures or information, please let them know and report the other profile. Its scary what social media and technology can do in todays world. We gotta help each other out!
Well. Happy hump day. Sorry for the downer post-haha.