You read right, 302,715 likes and 5,320 shares! Crazy huh? That is just one of the zillion posts out there! Folks are claiming to be her mom or that's their baby. I have the best friends and followers in the world because they are tagging me and letting me know what is going on. My phone has been blowing up with folks tagging me, text messages and emails. Am I supposed to be happy? Well I'm not. I've been totally weirded out. This blog is almost 3 years old and has grown tremendously with out viral pictures. My goal is not to be famous. I just love fashion, especially for Peyton so I like to share it.
While i'm holding my baby tight in my arms, the photographer that we have been using is running around making sure she gets credit for her "work". I get it.. you're a photographer but relax! Pictures get posted all the time, we use them on our blogs. I hired her to take my daughter's pictures for my blog. I guess she owns Peyton now... she is her "work". Be careful who you hire to take pictures of your family. People see an opportunity and morals go out the door. SMH. Make sure you have a contract and agreement in place when you shoot with a photographer. Discuss how they would use your pictures. Don't sign a photo release form that gives them permission to do as they wish with your pictures. So we will be going to be back to having mama as the photographer again. I did get a new camera though.
While the photographer is chasing pictures, this happened....
HERE for EBOW KENNEDY's to report and block his profile.
First thing that came over me was that this is all my fault. I started this blog, with my cute baby girl posing in cute outfits. It was bound to happen. But then I thought about it after crying buckets of tears, it wasn't. This could happen to ANYBODY! If you have ever posted any of your kids anywhere, this could happen to you. You may even shut down your FB but the images still remain. Everything that hits the web is here for life! What do we do? Bust up all our laptops, go back to old flip phones and hide in a corner? I refuse. I'm going to do what ever I can to let folks it's not cool to stalk their children whether they have a blog or not. We should be able to get online freely with out worrying about these perverts. I will keep you posted on my progress on getting this resolved.
I'm pissed, upset and sad. So many lessons I am learning during all this. While I have pretty tough skin, this is my baby and I'm trying not to get all Remy from Higher Learning on folks. LOL! Have you had any problems with web stalking, catfish or on Facebook? Any tips or suggestions? Would you be upset too?