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I don't feel like writing much today. I feel invaded because I came across a website that had posted an article of mine on their site without my permission (including my photos and title from my article). Those of you who maintain a website and are involved in creative writing must know what I mean when I say that the results you see on our websites are a product of a lot of hard work and time spent fine-tuning details. Whether intentional or not, not taking the care to ask for permission before republishing someone else's work is mean spirited and disrespectful.

I have contacted the owner of the site and am hoping that it is a mistake and that it was not their intention to republish or copy my work.

I will leave you with these dreamy images I took when I visited Paris earlier this month. These are images of some of my favorite spots/sights/experiences whilst there. Glancing through these today has worked wonders at making me feel better.

What helps to brighten up your day? Share your thoughts in comments.

The Famous Window Displays of Louis Vuitton on Champs-Elysees

Window Display of Hugo Boss on Champs-Elysees

Irresistible French macaroons from La Duree on Champs-Elysees

The Sephora that is like a night club for makeup lovers - the legendary branch on Champs-Elysees

Display of Givenchy's new Phenomen’eyes mascara that caught everyone's attention

Montparnasse, the neighborhood to visit for the best Crepe Bretonne.
The crepes with crispy edges are made with buckwheat flour and are stuffed with ingredients of your choice. The Tower of Montparnasse (standing at 210-meter) is also in the area and provides a wonderful view of Paris and of course, of the Eiffel Tower.

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Leigh said...

Hi Grayburn! How are you? I'm sorry to hear that happened to you. I know how time consuming it is to write articles and for someone to just steal all your hard work is a terrible feeling. I hope you get the situation worked out. And those pictures from Paris are gorgeous. Take Care.

Grayburn said...

Leigh, hello there! It's so sweet of you to lend some comforting words. The situation did catch me off guard a little and I feel awkward confronting a fellow blogger.

take care sweetie and hopefully your day is much better than mine!

x Grayburn

The Seeker said...

My darling, I'm so sad to know what that people done with your work.
I HATE people like that that have no respect for others work and are just copycats.
I think some posts can be inspirational and people say "Oh I would like to talk about this", but do your homework people and write your own words.

I hope you can solve this issue, despite ist's something difficult, because blogger don't help.

But have faith darling, I understand that you must have felt in shock.
This also shall pass and the sun will bright for you.

What great pictures you posted!!!

Take care dear.
Lots of love
Big hug!

La Belette Rouge said...

I am so very sorry you have had to deal with that. Sooooo awful to have another take credit for your beautiful work. It is an outright theft and it is normal for you to feel invaded.

Take good care of yourself. And, yes, I love your Paris pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Lily said...

aww i'm sorry that happened! i don't know why people think they can get away with things like that or think that people will never notice... here's a website that i've found helpful in tracking down people like that http://www.copyscape.com/

The Seeker said...

Just checking if everything is ok.
Hope so darling.
Love and support.
Tell me if I could do something, please.


Make Do and Mend said...

The macaroon photo is my all time fav!
Don't worry about someoen being stupid - they don't have any creativity, your always the winner.

Grayburn said...

lily...strange that the copycat's website didn't show up when I typed in my address on the site. I didn't even know something like this exists!

x Grayburn

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