5.10.2016

A Scary Story + This Blogs Future

Good morning, ladies! I'm back today with some serious matters of the heart. If you've noticed, I've been gone for quite some time now. When Boston arrived, I decided to take a step back from blogging to adjust to being a mom of two. Trying to juggle life with a newborn and a child that was always used to being the center of attention while the husband was working night shift took quite a bit of balance so if it wasn't important, I let it go. Which means this little blog of mine got put on the back burner. 

After getting settled in as a mama of two, I had all intentions of returning back to blogging. I typed up quite a few posts that are currently sitting in my drafts folder; like the rest of Boston's birth story, his newborn pictures, the kids' new room reveals, etc. I had all intentions of sharing these all with the blogging world until one morning I woke up and read a post from one of my favorite blogging mamas and that's when it all changed. 

You see, this fellow blogger found out someone had been stealing her children's pictures and posting them on other social media accounts claiming they were her own. I wish the story ended there but it doesn't. The story gets sicker and sicker and all I can say is that her story was an instant wake up call to the fact that the world is full of very sick people. Which leaves me in a state of limbo...

I love blogging. I love all of the many people I've met through blogging. I love the opportunity it brings. & I love, love, love having all of the posts to look back on of our little family. But at what cost is this all worth? Is there some sick person out there reading my blog, doing the same thing? 

Over the last several weeks, I've considered ending this little blog of mine. I've contemplated making it private. I've contemplated just sharing random tidbits and leaving out pictures of our family. But then, that's what my blog is all about. It's an open journal for our friends and family to stay in touch. So where does that leave me?

Well, I've thought long and hard about this little space and I've even prayed about it. At this point, I've decided to keep this little blog of mine but there will be some changes. I'll be limiting the pictures I share of our little family. The pictures I do share of the kids will now be watermarked. They will also no longer be able to be copied from my blog. My social media accounts will be marked private so if I don't know you or I can't link you to a blog, I won't be accepting any new followers. Hopefully, these precautions will protect our little family but if in the future I find out they aren't, I'll be closing out this little space but I pray that it never comes to that. 

In the meantime, I'll be working on a post of our weekend (watermarks included!) to share one day this week. While I do that, if you have any tips for keeping your blog a bit more protected, please share! 




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13 comments:

  1. What a scary experience! People are so invasive Glad you're protecting yourself and your kids.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  2. That is terrifying! I don't have children, so I'm not sure what I would do, but I'm happy you are sticking around for a little bit and protecting your family at the same time :)

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  3. I couldn't believe it when you told me that story! I am SO happy you have decided to stick around for now because I LOVE reading your "Momentary Moments"!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  4. That is absolutely awful. I'm glad you are making some changes to keep your family safe, but I'm also glad you're going to continue blogging. I look forward to seeing your new posts now that you're back!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  5. Oh my gosh! That makes me absolutely sick to my stomach! I can't believe there are people out there who would do that!!! I am so happy you are going to continue blogging, but are making changes to keep your family safe. Looking forward to your future posts!

    xo Ashley

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  6. Oh goodness. That's so invasive. I have a blogger friend who never posts her daughter or husbands faces.

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  7. I have heard of things like that happening to people on social media... Absolutely horrible. It's good that you're taking precautionary steps to keep your family safe. <3

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  8. It is so scary that things like that can happen! I don't blame you for taking more precautions! I'm glad you are going to continue blogging for the time being though !! :)

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  9. It blows my mind what people will do! So glad ou decided to stay!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  10. That is so scary! It's a crazy world we live in now! So glad you are sticking to the blog while taking more precautions!

    Laura B. | www.LauraWears.com

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  11. That is SO scary! People are crazy there days. I often worry about similar things with blogging and I don't have little ones to consider, so I can totally understand you making the changes that you are to keep your family safe.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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  12. Oh my goodness! It's so sad that there are people out there that would do things like this. Your decision is definitely understandable and I can't wait to read it, regardless.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  13. What happened to Jess was so scary!! I keep my social media accounts private for that reason so I completely understand! I miss reading her blog and would hate to see you go too but I understand your reasoning behind limiting your blog! What else ever came of what happened with Jess's blog? I went to follow up and saw there was a blog post but tried to click on it and it was a private blog now (which I would have done the same thing if I was her)

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