So yesterday I decided to take a leap and host my own furniture party on Fridays of each week. I had been tossing around ideas in my head of wether or not to do this and what would I call this party? Unfortunately when I came up with the name, I did not check to see what was out there in blogland for linky party names.
I sent out invites to other bloggers to please come join my party and share their great talents with everyone out there. An opportunity to meet new fellow bloggers and encourage each other’s talents :0)
Well after many replies of excitement and encouragement, I received that one reply that just erases all the other good ones.
I quote: “It came as quite a surprise to us to see a number of similarities between your upcoming party and our existing one, including the name and references to getting a weekly furniture fix.” We ask that you change the name of your party and specifically, references to the phrase “furniture fix.”
The email did continue on saying that they are serious professional writers and creators and they didn’t want for their readers to be confused by the similarities between us. ( I’m sure readers are smarter than that but okay…)
I was not aware of this other blog’s party or the fact that they used the phrase “Furniture Fix”. I say that almost everyday when I go to work in my garage “I’m going out to get my daily furniture fix, I’ll be in the garage if anyone needs me!” It just felt natural to use this as the name of my linky party.
I am truly sorry to anyone I may have offended by using this phrase but I do not use it to steal readers from anyone else.
I want to be clear about my intentions for this party. I believe in encouraging each other in our talents and creations and not being jealous of someone who may be shining in his/her talent. Let those people be an inspiration to the rest of us to keep going and do what we enjoy. This is where we can learn and be inspired by others. This party is to be uplifting to each person who comes and is not a competition. I just want those who get excited about their accomplishments to have a place to share them and say “look what I did” and for others to say back “well done!”.
I will change the name of my party but I will not be told that I can’t say “come get your weekly furniture fix” any time I feel … does anyone REALLY own that anyways?
I refuse to let someone snuff out my party before it even gets started. For those of you who don’t know, I DO NOT make a single red cent off of my blog. It is something that I created to share the things I’ve created and my passion for old broken furniture and design.
When you join my party and I receive more traffic on my blog ( as will you by joining) I do not gain anything monetary by doing so. THIS IS NOT A MONEY MAKING BLOG. There is nothing wrong with making money off of blogging and bloggers work very hard and put in many hours creating and maintaining their blogs, blogging is very time consuming and can be expensive. I really respect those who have worked hard to make their blogs profitable, but I did not create this blog to make money, just to share with others. So when I refer to fixing furniture as getting my furniture fix it wasn’t to copy anyone else or to take away from anyone else, it was because that was what I meant “need to get my furniture fix”! Plus… you can’t copy something you didn’t know existed.
Moral of the story….. GOOGLE EVERYTHING!!!!
Now … I would like you all to please join me here this week for the very first Making Broken Beautiful furniture linky party!
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaay! ( I am so excited!!!)
Thank you all so very much for your kind words and excitement towards this party. I can’t wait to see what you share!
Remember that submissions to this party begin Thursday August 6 at 6:00pm (MST) and are open until Saturday August 9 at 6:00pm.
Thank you again to all joining in and a sincere apology to those whom I have unknowingly offended!
“keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you believe that
you too can become great.”