I posted something this morning, after I’d had only about 3 hours of sleep, without giving credit to the talented blogger who had not only taken the lovely picture, but had also come up with the humorous and timely caption. Then I went back to bed, got approximately 3 more hours of sleep, and after I woke up, I remembered that I had failed to copy and paste a link to the blogger who deserved all of the credit.
So I logged onto my tablet, intending to rectify the situation immediately. I saw that I had about half a dozen comments waiting for approval on my latest post. “Yikes,” I said to myself, “before I do anything, I need to go to the blog that I downloaded that picture from several days ago, and get a copy of the link so I can add it to this post, with an update notifying my readers that I goofed up!”
But, when I went to the original blog, to make a long story short, I saw that the blogger was chastising me — and rightfully so! — for having used her beautiful picture and clever title, without giving her proper credit. She did not ask me to take my post down, merely to give her the credit. But I made the decision to take it down, because I shouldn’t have used it without her permission in the first place. And also because… well, right now I am embarrassed. Feeling stupid and thoughtless. Ugh, I hate that feeling!
Again, I am very sorry for not thinking clearly this morning when my head was foggy from lack of sleep. I am sorry, too, for all of the comments that I cannot now approve and reply to, on my now deleted post.
I think everyone’s nerves are frayed and our thinking capacity can quickly go into mental overload, with everything that’s going on in our lives these days. The pictures on this post are ones that I took myself, some years back. I hope they will bring some smiles. ❤❤❤
“What the world needs now is more LOVE.” ~ Lady the Australian Cattle Dog.
PS: Here is a link to the original ‘Social Distancing ‘ blog with the great picture of the seagulls: https://inspired2ignite.com/2020/03/18/social-isolation/
Zoe Hisey, the blog author, has very graciously accepted my apology. She really is an awesome person, I highly recommend her blog.