It just stinks....
that I have to do this. But I HAVE to. There is no way around it. I have been in tears all morning - a total wreck, sick to my stomach, hands shaking, wrenching sobs, feeling like I've been irresponsible as a mother. My pictures have been stolen AGAIN... and this time it's just gone too far - WAY TOO FAR!!!! This website makes me want to kneel next to my toilet.... let's just leave it at that. I have to leave my blog up for a few more days to work with the "owners" of the website to get my images deleted to prove that the images are mine. Why is this world filled with sick people? I have been taking screenshots and am hoping this will be resolved soon... but my blog will be private. I will continue with my craft blog. All of my posts from this blog have been transferred to a private blog - all of my comments, all of my links, all of my precious family memories. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE protect your families. Put some kind of blog patrol on your blog. Watch your statistics.... watch where your visitors are coming from, look for suspicious behavior, or JUST GO PRIVATE!
*I'm still mulling this whole thing over in my head. This blog may stay open... just without pictures of my kids faces.... or maybe not.... I just don't know*
UPDATE: Everyone who reads this needs to install some kind of sitemeter or blog patrol on their blogs. Google it and you'll find one to use. Watch it closely. However, you will not be able to keep all of the weirdo-s out, I'm certain of that. Check the stats regularly - take action if you see anything suspicious. The "people" who stole my images say that they are harmless and didn't know people wouldn't want their images used by strangers. For real? This website is FULL of kids - just random snapshots taken from blogs, modeling agencies, etc. Supposedly all harmless... but I didn't see it that way.