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  1. Lee says

    I experienced something similar and have seen it happen to other bloggers. It is annoying but it’s going to happen unfortunately. But to those that do it, it doesn’t help much when there are people who might notice and decide not to follow or continue to read the content. You can easily mention in a sentence where you got the idea from and will be more credible. There’s a difference between writing about things that are trending, and flat out taking someone’s idea. I like to add my own touch and personality to things but it’s a bit discouraging having to worry about if someone will take it and possibly get more credit. This was very well written Laura.

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I understand what you mean. It is annoying when you write about something specific and do something unique and then a person just takes it. I understand when you read a post and become inspired, but then like we said you leave a link and a mention right.
      Bloggers need their own writing style anyway. If someone is taking things here and there, they will not have consistancy in their work.

  2. Garance says

    Well spoken words! It’s rare that a blog post actually makes me think, and yours sure did…it’s like you put my thoughts into words! When online, I often come to struggle with finding my own self while being bombarded with photos that make me want to change, and be more like them? If that makes sense hahaah and in a way I feel like your article really helped! Thanks xo

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I completely get what you mean! Especially on Instagram where you are bombarded with beautiful locations, amazing outfits and perfect images. Sometimes with blogging, I really like my work and then I see someone else’s and think – is mine still good?
      But I think if you stick to who you are and write what you are passionate about, you will always be able to connect with people. xx

  3. ivefoundwaldo says

    Your thoughts are so well written as always! I realize that while there are so many people that are similar to each other in the blogging world, so many people want to make an impact in the world. I for one would love to make a change in someone’s life! I try so hard to stay true to myself and write what I enjoy. Like you said, sometimes I get inspiration from others, but I never want to completely copy a idea. I like to be as original as I possibly can. Loved the post Lauzie xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you Melina! I think everyone in some ways, takes inspiration from others. Anything related to creativity and we can only learn from what we know. But there is definitely a line between being inspired and copying – unfortunately some people do not see it.
      I think your posts are unique and even the one you just wrote on blogging, is written in your own, unique way. xxx

  4. hudapervez says

    You know a post is very well written when it makes you think, and that is exactly what this post made me do!
    I often struggle with how to be unique in my posts and I really like the part you wrote about showing your personality and I definitely want to incorporate that more in to my content, at the end of the day that is what will attract people to you- your uniqueness! Great post xx

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you!! I think your posts show your personality more than you realise.
      Sometimes when I read things, they are so straightforward that I think – this could be from anywhere? Kind of like comments that are really simple.
      I am sure you will find a way to incorporate more of your personality but you are doing a great job as it is! xx

  5. SimpleSerenity says

    Very well written dear. I’m sorry that someone used your blog post to make their own, I feel like that is just so disrespectful. I had some experience where people legit stole my photos from instagram and it’s not like you can do anything about it. xx

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you!!
      I think with photos you can report it to Instagram if they upload yours on to their account, but I am not sure how it works in terms of other sites. What I find the weirdest, is people who try to pretend to be you. I saw on Instagram, one girl wrote a caption about how this other girl in another country, had stolen all of her images and pretended to be her. When the girl realised and called her out for it, the other girl blocked her and went private. I guess the downside of blogging, social-media and the internet right. xx

      • SimpleSerenity says

        It is so sad that is still happening, you can’t really do a lot. It takes so long for any social media sites to make a change, you can report, but you usually wait for weeks that they do something about it. I hope we won’t have those problems any more, but it is hardly to believe. xx

        • lauzieslifestyle says

          That is a really valid point actually. Social media sites can take ages to respond. At least with WordPress, you can chat to someone instantly.
          I think it will continue to happen, but all we can ask is that response improves and maybe a better way to deal with the issue. xx

        • Mrs.S LDN says

          Oh lord, I have no idea how I would react if someone stole my photos let alone pretended to BE me!! I had never even thought about this!! I sometimes add a watermark text to my photos but not all of them and this can be cropped out! It really does make you think what to share and how far to go with your blog! Great Post Laura! Thanks for sharing xxx

          • lauzieslifestyle says

            It is really scary because I think how do you know? The person who realised that someone was trying to be her online, had a huge Instagram following, so it was easy for her followers to realise.
            You think how many dating sites there are and twitter accounts or even people just taking your image and going on whats’app. I try not to think about it too much though but I do try to keep some personal things about me offline. xxx

          • Mrs.S LDN says

            Oh for sure!! With all the access people have now a days it really is just a few clicks of a button!! It makes you stop and think about what you share! Great post and food for thought my love xxx

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