I apologize for the site being down last week and this weekend. It came to my attention that a really disreputable and disgusting website has been stealing my blog posts, going back more than a dozen posts. The individual has also targeted many other perfume bloggers, and I’ve been in communication with several of them.
I took my site down, hoping it would stop the thief’s rhythm of stealing posts as soon as I published them. I am waiting for his web host to take action.
I actually have found the whole thing really hurtful and more upsetting than I would have thought. Of course, I know there are people out there who don’t think twice about doing something so wrong, but I’m lucky that I’ve rarely encountered them. I’m sure many of you will (rightfully) think “Don’t let that get to you! Don’t let it stop you from blogging!” But, to be honest, it has really discouraged me. I’ve put so much effort into my blog, and the reality is that blogs are not very well protected from copyright violation. Anyone can come along and steal anything they want, and the burden is on me to take the time (and it’s taken a lot of time, already, to file this one complaint) to stop them. And that’s if I even know they are stealing.
So, again, I apologize for my lack of positivity, but that’s what’s going on. I hope to publish some new posts soon and truly be “back to business,” but frankly am a little scared to do so.