Let’s be honest, it’s been a long time since I have written a post. I think I lost my muse somewhere back in September. It probably happened at the very moment I said (out loud), “I’m going to write a book while the kids are in the school.” Yeah, right. Un-hunh. It’s now the end of 2012 and I have written precisely one travel blog post, and have not started anything else. You’d think that I could have at least penciled out a poem (even a rhyming one, for Pete’s sake), but I had nothing to say. Nada.
Today is a slightly different story in that something has been bothering me. It’s a friend’s actions that has boggled my mind. This woman is someone I respect, admire, and wanted to be like her one day but now I’m not so sure.
The pressure to post must have gotten to her to have done what she did. Or maybe I’m just too much of a blog posting newbie. Maybe this kind of thing happens all the time in the big blog world and I just didn’t know. You tell me.
I read a topic sentence of a blog that was posted by a friend on Facebook. The topic sentence caught my eye and I made a mental note to go back and read the blog because it sounded interesting; however, before I could do that, the lady I admire created a post about the very same topic. She’s a clever writer, so I read her post, scanning the piece for a link back to the other blog that obviously gave her the idea for her blog, but nothing was there.
And this is not the first time. This is at least her second time that I know of, and if there’s a first and a second, wouldn’t you imagine there have been more?
Maybe she was having a bit of a writer’s block like me, but I chose to let my blog sit empty and quiet while she filled hers with others’ ideas.
I must admit that there’s less golden glitter on this author’s crown for me. I understand pressure, but I also understand that there’s a right way to give another credit for her ideas.
What do you think? Does this kind of thing happen all the time and I am unaware? I won’t confront her because it’s not my style, but I will vote on her actions with the almighty unsubscribe button.