News on the home front here at Katie's Logue is that according to Rose, she will no longer be posting on her blog concerning what I write, so therefore I will not have to worry about providing any more links in connection to her blog. Well, except this one so that you can read the comment of why she will no longer be posting concerning my blog post. Fair Use & Copyright - Freedom to Exercise Rights. After the blog, scroll down to the last two comments.
The other news is that my IP address has been banned from her website. Now, I wonder why she did that? She writes in her blog of links to visit to prove her point against what I write via my blog, and when I go to click the link to see what she is referring to, I cannot view it as I have been banned. I wonder if she banned me because she cannot tolerate that I speak the truth and find and respond to contradictions found on her site? Whatever her reasons, it is no big deal, and I don't think I will lose any sleep over it. Yet, I would not be surprised if all who read my blog has been banned as well.
Oh well, the one link I was interested in her blog concerned with what Howard Zaharoff had to say, and I found this excellent link concerning him through google, which is well written and very informative. WritersDigest.com~A Writer's Guide to Fair Use in Copyright Law No wonder Rose did not want me to view anything he wrote, as what he says in this article pretty much validated my point again. There is a thin line of what is Fair Use and what is not, and this has been expressed in all the articles I have read concerning this. While I consider that it was not Fair Use, she feels that it was. Also in all the articles I have read they all express that out of respect that a link should be provided, and if the author would like the words removed or a link provided, then the party in question also out of respect should do that. What Rose copied and pasted onto her blog was penned by me, and I consider it copyright protected. I still do not understand why she would just not give the link to my blog out of respect, or except for fear that her readers could see the whole story and not just her one sided view. And I did get an email from her that she has no intentions to remove my statements from her blog. I guess that some so called freelance writers do not understand respect. Why does this not surprise me? And I am sure others are not surprised about this either. This is typical behavior of her, and she had a chance to own up and be responsible concerning this.
As with all writers, criticism is hard to take, and I was critical of what I wrote concerning her endless contradictions, yet even Rose points out in her article that accepting criticism is part of the writing process . And I think points should be given that you should be careful of what you do write, and stick to the point and belief in what you say to start with. It is my belief that if you are going to be a freelance writer, one should take responsibility in what they write or how they respond to other writers, good or bad, and should allow comments from others without anger, and should refrain from name calling just because they do not agree with what is written. Calling people stupid is a lack of maturity in my eyes.
I want to comment on another site she is a member of, as a matter of fact, she is Assistant Administrator of Invision Graphics . At this site, she and her loyal followers have their own little chit chat against others, as evident by the title once the link comes up. Here she also comments that she has visited my blog (giving the impression she seldom does) and trust me, according to my sitemeter, she visits a great deal. Sometimes 4 or 5 times a day. Now, I want to point out that Rose said that she could not give the reason for my leaving Todays Woman due to privacy reasons and could only say that I requested to have my account removed. (Scroll down to bottom of page 12). While I am glad that I am no longer there, the statement she made is a false statement and I wrote what happened concerning my leaving her site at Virushead~Drama At The Poetry Forum. It should also be noted that sadly, Invision Graphics is a site where they can and do belittle anyone and everyone without giving them the opportunity to state their case in their own defense.
It is my position and belief that if you blog on something and others want to reply to the blog, they should be allowed no matter what they say as long as it is not vulgar and done with respect. I do not mind at all disagreements on my blog comments, as I matter of fact, I welcome them. Rose even knows this! And I also believe that if you are going to dispute a written blog inside your own blog, then a link should be given so that viewers can see both sides and make a decisive opinion from both points of view!
One last comment! She also made a statement that I never commented on any other writers, and she is right. I have not, and I am working on this right now and I think it will be an informative and interesting read, and I hope to have it up soon!
If you are interested in this blog, you might want to check back on it several times, as I have a tendency to publish my blog and then add something to it, or correct something. My biggest problem is editing, and I will admit, I ain't real good at it!