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Good morning, loves, and happy Tuesday!
In case we haven't met, I'm Julie, author of Brown Eyed Belle and one of Daphne's biggest fans :) While our sweet girl is prepping and packing to jet off to NYC she asked me to take over today and clear up some drama that unfolded yesterday. I hate to be paying you all a visit under these circumstances, but alas...
I'm sure you saw Daph's post that came late yesterday evening about her url change. (It has been deleted since the change took effect). Our girl (and others, including myself) fell victim to identity theft of the blog sort yesterday. A sweet blogger (who I won't name here) contacted Daph about a blogger who was using her blog name, Flip Flops & Pearls. Daph emailed me for advice and upon becoming Sherlock Holmes and doing some investigating I found that she had in fact swiped our girl's blog name and stolen posts from me and the blogger who contacted Daphne (we're talking 'verbatim, word-for-word, pictures in the same order' stealing, gang). The girl has since deleted all her posts and changed her blog url but is still blogging under the name Flip Flops & Pearls, unfortunately. We're hopeful that the drama will be sorted out peacefully and done with soon. I'm not the type to put people on blast for all the blogosphere to see, and I certainly hope it doesn't come to that.
Apologies if this is all convoluted and confusing. The bottom line is this: copy cat bloggers are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. It's so sad that people feel they have to copy other's work to make their mark. The people I've come to know and respect in the blogosphere are those who are original and one-of-a-kind. Sure, we share pictures, we love many of the same things, but we give credit where it's due and we don't steal from each other.
Be real. Be yourself. Otherwise, Daph and I will hunt you down. Just kidding. Kinda.
Now for happy thoughts...
Enjoy NYC, sweet lady! You deserve a fantastic weekend with your honey continuing the birthday celebration!
Here's to New York, birthdays, being showered in gifts and love, champagne, our sweet Daphne and being original!