Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Bonus Blog - Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Yes, believe it, what is the world coming to!
Despite having asked their permission to feature their item, and not hearing any objection, I was then severely reprimanded for "misuse of copyright" - being asked who the hell I was, and that I had no authority to show an image of their item. Well, it is clear that they have no idea exactly what "Folksy Friday" is, and are not up for a bit of free advertising, or the redirected traffic they will have received to their shop from readers of my blog. Hey ho, their loss!
Anyway, when I first read their message, I was shocked, upset and angry - in that order - and wanted to vent my spleen. I posted a warning notice on the Folksy Forum - politely worded, and not naming the individual concerned (yes, it took a lot of restraint), hoping that at least someone would read it and sympathise.
Well, it has had nearly 1800 (!!!) views, at the last count - and to date I have had 110 (!!!) responses - all messages of support, shock and horror... and the baying for blood was loUd and clear - most people wanted me to name the seller - but again I didn't - how good is that?!
I also twittered my frustration... receiving equally supportive replies - and the number of visitors to this blog, my website and my online shops - HAS ABSOLUTELY ROCKETED !!!!
So finally, I am drawing a line under this unfortunate incident - thank you very much Ms Anonymous for inadvertantly giving me such great exposure - but much much more importantly than that...
BIG HUGS AND KISSES TO ALL WHO HAVE CONSOLED, SYMPATHISED AND SUPPORTED ME - I REALLY AM "FEELIN' THE LUUUVE" - YOU ARE GREAT BUNCH AND I LOVE YOU BUNDLES !!!