In the past 24 hours I've been called unhinged (thanks Pam!) and bitter. But I think what I am is sad. Sad that something like plagiarism could be so decisive in the YA blogging community. I find myself appalled that people are using the forgive and forget approach about this. There should be no gray matter in regards to stealing someone else's thoughts or words.
Grit and Glamour
I didn't realize that they've been deluged by the book blogging community. I know Kristi has some strong supporters, but I still feel bad that they've had to endure that. Their work was stolen and they're getting the wrong end of the stick. I think we should all apologize to that blogger for the way things were handled. Honestly it had nothing to do with them.
As The Book Lantern states we can learn something from this. We are under a microscope as bloggers. I try to be honest in my reviews and state that in my policy. I will never write "A How-To" blog, because honestly I have no interest in that. Blogging is personal and you do what you want. I don't need anyone telling me what to do. If I decide to take a political tirade on my blog, well, I will. I won't, but I could.
I know all of this will die down as Kristi is blogging as is status quo. I'm disappointed in her and in myself and a little bit of the blogging community.
I like blogging. I don't blog everyday as I have two daughters, a hubby who travels all the time, a dog, a stepson (on the weekends) and house that I really need to clean.
I hope you still come to my blog and visit my silly little memes on Mondays. Just something to give you an idea what I think is a great book to read when you have nothing else to read. I've been trying to write a review and have been having a hard time with it. I'm gonna hold off and go back to it in a week or so.
I think I've had enough drama online to last me a lifetime.