In the light of the unpleasant incident that recently took place I was faced with a dilemma whether I should invest my time and work into this blog or give it up. I was showered with sincere comments and e-mails from people who actually find my efforts valuable! I am very grateful to you for sharing with me your experiences in similar situations, for your wisdom and advice, and for your encouragement.
Yes, I will go on! However, I came up with a list of changes and rules that I’m going to implement on my blog.
1. I will not let people take advantage of the hard work that I put into my blog! I will not be afraid to publicly denounce on my blog people who try to make profit of my work selling my patterns on Etsy, Ebay, or other sites.
2. I will put some of my designs and patterns up for sale, and I will not feel guilty about it.
My original designs cannot be posted on other sites or distributed in any other form. If you would like to share my pattern or tutorial, you can post ONE image on your site with the link to my original post.
You can use my original patterns to make items for personal use or for sale. If you sell finished items made following my patterns, you must give design credit to Lacy Crochet Blog (lacycrochet.blogspot.com)
All the photos on this blog were taken by me (unless stated otherwise) and cannot be reposted without my permission.
4. I will no longer provide support and answer questions for my patterns older than one year. This is simply a matter of my time. I now have over 200 posts on my blog, and I can no longer stay on track of all of them. If you have a question or problem with a particular pattern, please read the comments first. It’s possible that I have already addressed the question or problem in the comments. If not, you are welcome to ask for help on crochet forums or discussion boards, but make sure you only give a link to the pattern and not repost it there.
5. I often get e-mails from people asking help with patterns that were not written by me. I’m flattered that you consider me a crochet expert, thank you. I don’t know everything about crochet, but I do love the challenge of figuring things out. If you want to ask for help or request a tutorial for a particular stitch, please send me an e-mail. I will try to address your request as soon as I can. If I consider that it’s worth sharing I will make a blog post out of it, so that other people in our craft can learn and benefit from it.
6. Please, don’t get upset with me if I don’t reply to your e-mail or comment or do not address your crochet problem. I greatly appreciate them, and I will try to do my best. However, as I already said it all boils down to a limited time on my hands.
7. If you have any suggestions or advice, I will sincerely welcome them.