I must apologize. I was at SHOTShow seeing, learning and partaking with one goal: bring the information back to you asap! Social media affords you the wonderful ability of following my adventures, almost in real time, seeing and learning too. I love that aspect of blogging and micro-blogging and that is why I do it. The truth is, as I travel through SHOT, I am posting about half as much Facebook and Twitter content, as I would like. I hope you will forgive me for this, as the reason is rather upsetting to us bloggers.
Over the past few months there has been an extensive amount of girl-on-gun-girl-crime. Most of this has come in the form of content-theft and has been perpetrated by one Woman within our community. Generally, we gun-bloggers feel that it is mutually beneficial to work together and build each other up. Unfortunately, this individual disagrees. She has stolen images, text, ideas and more, and burned many bridges in the process. As bloggers and small businesses, we have only one recourse. Copyright and watermark everything! As owners of our own original content, all we have is our ideas and our creative endeavors, so with a thief in our midsts we must protect our assists. It's not out of vanity, but necessity.
In short, every image I snap, must receive my watermark, before it is sent out into social realm. This takes multiple apps and *sigh* time. I'd prefer to post directly and often, but this is how it has to be. I hope you can forgive me, as well as help us stay vigilant.