What is up with stealing photos from other people's blog? I don't get it, I really don't. Is it so hard to put up a link to where you got them? I'm used to getting e-mails from random (and not so random) people telling me about stolen images from my blog on Luuux. But to see my photos being stolen from people who are also quite respected bloggers... Well, that's just not OK. And those are people whose blogs I read, whose blogs are on my Google Reader. I'm disappointed. I really am. This happened before. Sometimes people just need a short comment, an email or something...
But this time I'm talking about the New From Essence post.
#1 First of all, those aren't that new. The products are new to me (I gotta admit that), but they've been on Essence website for a while now. I only saw them yesterday and I had to post about it.
#2 Those images aren't mine. They belong to Essence website, where I got them. I didn't ask for permission, but since it's advertisement for them, I think I'm OK. Besides, I put a link at the end of the post saying the images are a property of Essence (even though I edited them, that doesn't make them mine).
#3 If you look on Essence page, you won't see those exact photos. Why? Because I spend a lot of time cropping and editing them, pasting them together and adding the names products. And then I see this. It makes me sad, mad and disappointed. From a girl that obviously follows me and who I follow as well. If you come to my blog and right click, save and then copy to your blog, at least have the curtesy to link back. That's all I ask. It's called manners. And those different fonts don't fool me. Not at all.
Respect, people! Respect other people's work. If you really don't have the time to do it yourself and you wanna just copy it from another blog - at least take the time to link to the site where you got the images from. Otherwise it's just called stealing. And besides: put yourself in my shoes. Would you be happy, if you took a lot of time to do something and then someone came and took all the credits? No? I thought so. The end.
EDIT: The lady from the blog I mentioned contacted me and told me her part of the story. It turned out she forgot to link back. I'm not the person to hold grudges for a mistake like this. I'm happy to say that we cleared this out and that we're both OK now. =) Still, I cannot read and follow every blog under the sun to remind you, so please - link back when you use other people's work. Thank you!