The blog giveth and the blog taketh away …
Posted by debaucherysoup
I don’t check my email much – really should get into the habit. But we’ve established I work two jobs, am a single mom and read – a LOT. (6 books since just after Christmas, but that’s another blog).
Anyway. I checked my Debauchery Soup email today and found 2 sidebar emails.
The first was from the owner of Stay Calm Cupcake. I used a photo I had found on Google. It was adorable. A little cupcake with the words ‘Stay Calm Cupcake’ on it. It was hers. Oof.
I have a lot to learn when it comes to what the rules are regarding using pics etc. I figure if they have those watermarks on them, then its hands off. I will be doing my research.
She very politely asked me to take the picture down. I have done that. I apologized and she responded with ‘no worries, great blog’. LOL!
The next email was from a follower of my blog, deWriterMD. She noticed my fuzzy mole rat banner and not only found the original picture (which I probably stole also), but created a non-fuzzy version for me!
Thank you SO much Deb! You can check her blog out at: MetaRead360 Small Press Presents
So I think I’ll touch a little on ‘why the mole rat?’. I have had a fascination with Naked Mole Rats since the 90’s. I seriously adore creatures that the majority find ‘ugly’. So, other than the fact that I love them, I hope my little mole rat represents the following:
- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- It’s naked. As I feel when sharing with you. Baring it all. No holds barred.
Fun facts. They’re eusocial mammals. One of a kind! All pitching in with their tasks for their colony’s Queen. Like ants … only, pink and adorable and naked.
I’ll do a whole post on them one day, so I’ll stop there. I know, I know, you’ll be on the edge of your seat until then.
SO – in closing. Hope you like the banner, I know I love it.
I also know my pal and fellow blogger and movie writer over at The Return of the Modern Philosopher is going to hate it. They creep him out.
About debaucherysoupI've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.
Posted on January 31, 2013, in Humor, Uncategorized and tagged banner, blog friends, deWriterMD, emails, naked mole rat, stealing photos, The Return of the Modern Philosopher. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
I think the Mole Rat is pretty good…He (or she) could use a little Jergans, and perhaps a top hat. One can never underestimate the security derived from the proper cap.
I don’t know … they have to tunnel. Their fancy lids might fall off. 😉
So funny, before I even read your post I stopped to check out the naked mole. Found it very endearing!
I’m glad the little fellas have another fan. 😉 Aren’t they adorable???
Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
Hey, thanks backatcha, sista-blogger! You rock!
No, no, no … YOU rock. LOVE my banner. 🙂
I am NOT a big fan of that new banner!!! That creature up there FREAKS ME OUT! What if it ever crawls up under my toga??? UGH!!! 😛
Hmmm … possibility. They do like to tunnel