I love seeing my work everywhere, whether I am credited or not. Really, I do. Would I prefer to be credited? Sure. What artist wouldn’t?
However, I find it annoying to find MY work watermarked with something else. If you want to share the work with your blog/site, that’s fine… but watermarking it with your blog’s initials is just insulting. You didn’t capture that image, nor did I give it to your site exclusively.
Sigh. This is exactly why, when I am allowed to watermark my work, I do.
If there’s one thing that has always been a constant for me, it’s my workaholism. I’ve always been focused on my work first and foremost… I still am now… and I imagine I will continue being this way until the day that I die. This has never changed.
With that being said, let me tell you what’s one of the most annoying pet peeves of mine and like-minded individuals: Trying to give me some guilt trip because you either haven’t seen me in a while due to my business, or even worse, I didn’t put you in my Top 8, missed a tweet of yours, or didn’t “Like” your posts. If you are guilty of this, I really want you to sit down and truly think about how ridiculous it is to threaten to cut someone out of your life over such a trivial thing.
"But Sarah, I see you’re on Facebook all day." — Yeah, no shit. I’m on it all day and night because it literally involves MY JOB. I work in social media. What the hell do you expect? Doesn’t mean I’m able to pay attention to anything on there other than stuff for my clients while I’m on there.
Oh, you haven’t seen or heard from me in a while? Get in line. The difference is, most of my close friends are the same way. We are all hard worker bees who just want to get shit done. We all understand that we have our own goals to work on… It doesn’t mean that makes us any less of friends. I have “big brothers” that I’ve known for 13 or 14 years now who I haven’t heard from in about eight months now. Are either of us pissed at each other over it? Nope. Any time we DO reconnect, we pick up right where we left off. No biggie. We get it.
I’m sorry that I’m INCREDIBLY focused on my career that I can’t go “Like” all of your posts. Oh wait. No. I’m not.
Make all of the threats to cut me out of your life for that all you want. Hell, if something so PETTY is your reasoning, and especially after you’ve sent the same exact message to a few others (seeking attention much?)… Good riddance. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.