Ok here it goes. I've been thinking about this post a lot and how to go about it. I'm just going to write and whatever comes out comes out. So don't judge me...
Some of you know what this is about but i'm going to tell you the story.
We have this guy friend that we became close to and he got married. His wife wrote me on facebook a couple months ago asking some business help on how she should get started with her hair bow/baby accessory business. Of course I helped in any way I could. I told her about the blog site that I made and how it works, how people pay etc etc. Well after seeing my site she fell in love... too in love. The next message was her asking how I make them...but every detail. I have had people ask me this before and I respectfully say sorry but no. So I did and this is what I wrote,
"As much as I would love to help you out. I can't. My stuff is original and unique to me and my style and how I do it. I have been asked a lot from other people how to make it. I said the same thing to them so I hope you don't take it personal. I get business from all over and i'm still trying to get my stuff out there since I just started in March so I can't have someone else making the exact same things when it's my designs and business that I came up with from scratch. It's a little different than if it were baby things etc cuz a lot of people do them. But this is just me and i've never seen anything out there like this. That's why I did it, I wanted to be different than everyone else. Hope you can understand and good luck with your hair accessories, if you have anymore questions I would definately still help you out. Mindy"
Well to my surprise she actually just started her business....making children and home decor! I could copy my site and put it on hers and nothing would be different. I'm not even kidding. Now I want you to know this, I know for a fact i'm not the only one out there who does this, there is plenty of wood home decor/baby names etc. But I definately did not copy ANYONE. I took inspiration of styles and what I liked from other home decor but I never copied. I know since then there has been a lot of this coming out and I know they didn't copy me. lol I honestly didn't look around very much at other names etc, and there wasn't anything out there "quite" like mine and I have friends who can attest to that. I got the idea because I was trying to find names for the twins when they were born but I didn't love anything and nothing had my "style" so I decided I am going to make them and it went from there.
I don't want to over react, but if any of you know me, I hate people who copy and take credit for it. I just think it's rude. I always knew other people would try and imitate it but never a "friend" and especially do everything the exact same. The whole situation was just wrong. If I didn't know her and she had her own twist or style or whatever, then who cares. Nobody has the exact same, but even the little effect on the letters is what I do. I know for a fact that if I had a friend do a business I would never ever consider copying it. I would try my hardest to make it completely different and "my own". I did write her and she couldn't be bothered, she justified it as how many of these things are out there so she didn't copy. Right.
If you really want to see it, she's not hard to find, I actually want you to see so you understand my frustration. She deleted my blog but I never deleted her...but that's all i'll say. Honestly would you be upset? I just hate the fact there is nothing I can do about it. Oh well I guess i'll just have to work that much harder to make mine that much better.