I've had this blog for almost three and a half years now and while I very well know that my photos can be stolen, I never expected it to actually happen. I have a friend online, Pam, who has (adorable) identical triplet boys. She doesn't watermark her pictures and I can't even count the number of times pictures of her cuties have been lifted. One person even went so far to not only post pictures of Pam with her boys but to say that Pam was their aunt!
I thought that by watermarking my photos, I would deter thieves. Unfortunately, I had slacked off a bit in where I placed the watermark and today I received a kind email from a reader alerting me that someone was using my photos on a message board. The thief has since been reported and I alerted the board that "her" photos are actually mine. She had taken some older pictures and cropped out the watermark but then had to make a collage because the pictures all looked weird with the watermark cropped out.
I'm not looking for sympathy or a lecture. I just wanted to post a bit of a PSA.
What actually bothered me the most about the whole incident is that she was posting that only two of them are identical. Whose the fraternal triplet? Anna? Nice.
What actually bothered Rich the most is that apparently I'm expecting a baby in March. He wants to know who the baby daddy is!