Monday, April 6, 2009

I am So SO Disgusted and Upset!


I am so disgusted by the actions of one of the readers of this blog. I recently got a message on one of my posts that I had won a book at this blog. When I sent my email and my address to the blog owner I was shocked to receive a message back saying that another person had emailed her with the subject title "The Giveaway Diva" and had tried to claim my prize! Thankfully the blogger was not dumb enough to fall for that trick and did some investigating of her own and realized that I did not have a partner! She then asked me if I did have a partner because she was nice enough not to jump into conclusions and she hoped that the person had not lied to her. I informed her that "The Giveaway Diva" was a solo operation and then I did a bit of investigating of my own. Imagine my shock when I realized that the person who had commited this deceitful little lie was one of my own followers!!! The blogger than informed me that when she contacted the person regarding their lie, the person had the audacity to reply back by responding that she had done a good job investigating and in the future she would be more careful!!

Since I'm nice I'm not going to say who it is, but I know who that person is and they are forever banned from entering or winning any of my contests! I will not tolerate dishonesty and I hope the person reads this blog entry and feels bad for what they did! It really makes me question if I should even keep on blogging! I'm that angry! But I know that it's unfair for all my wonderful readers!

22 comments:

Elsie said...

OMG that is soooooo horrible!! i Can't beleive that someone would do that!! how disgusting!!!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

My God!! I never thought people would stoop that low! I double what Elsie said it is DISGUSTING!! I can feel what you are going through but don't let what happened keep you from blogging.. your blog is a breath of fresh air :)
it just shows us that people can be evil everywhere, even concealed under the mask of followers!

take care ;)

nfmgirl said...

Ahhhh. So YOU are the one! I also am a follower of that book blog, and I read about this situation on their blog.

It's too bad, but I was thinking recently that someone might try something like this. I realized that people would need to be very careful, or they could wind up giving the prize to the wrong individual. It's probably best to require that the winner send you their contact info using the same email that they provided for the contest. It may be the only way to really be sure!

Despite the despicable actions of a person like this, I still believe that man is inherently good! Please realize that most of the people out in blog world are good, honest, ethical people.

Chris said...

I can't believe that! Just the thought of it is making me sick.

Please don't let one person's actions keep you from blogging - it only allows them to win. Perhaps instead you should email anyone you know who regularly holds giveaways to let them know to be aware of this person/issue.

I know it's a lot of work, but if it keeps someone from being tricked, I'd say it's worth it.

And one last time - please keep blogging! We'll miss you if you don't!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I believe that most people who would follow someone's blog are ethical. The person who did this unethical act is sick. I have encountered a few individuals like that over the couse of my crafting life. These individuals do not have an inner sense of right and wrong, amazing though that thought is to most of us. So keep that in mind, realize that you maintained the upper hand in this case, and DO blog on! For there are many of us who would miss you!

RecreationalArt said...

it is so sad to think that someone would need a free book that bad.

Abby said...

Wow! That is terrible. It is amazing that people would try to hard to cheat to get something for free. Watch out, that is probably the person who is going to steal someone's identity next!

The Tome Traveller said...

We can't let one bad apple spoil our lovely community! It was a rude awakening but now that we know they are out there, we just have to be more careful about weeding them out.

I normally don't leave comments as notifiction and I will never do it again! I have learned my lesson. My suggestion to other bloggers having giveaways is that they take time to email the winners directly and not post the winners until everyone has been notified. That should prevent opportunistic, let's just say it, theives!

You have a fantastic blog! If we let the lowlifes ruin things, we won't have any good thing left in the world. Keep on blogging!

Carey

LINGO FAMILY said...

It makes me sick to my stonach to know there are people like that in this world. So sorry for your pain.

Keep thinking on the good thoughts.

Whimsical Creations said...

That is so aweful!!

Jammie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your run in with greedy people. It is all over don't let there hateful ways stop you from blogging. I have just recently took up blogging and I actually like it. I dont think anyone is reading it tho but hey I can put my thoughts up for the whole net. Don't let the poster get to you keep your head up high and just remember what goes around will eventually come back around and nail them in the behind but 10x worse.

CathyH said...

How confusing! Sorry that happened. I just hope a few bad apples don't spoil the fun for the rest of us.

Tart Deco said...

It's bad enough to do it in the first place, but to feel no remorse except for the fact that she got caught is sad. I am sure that this is a rare event, so please don't let it get you down.

Grace said...

That sucks so much :( I"m so sorry! There's always dishonest people out there. :/ You should continue blogging because it's a good hobby and your followers love your blog (like me) :P

A Family Completed... said...

Wow that is shocking and really pathetic! I'm glad you and the other blog owner caught the issue before she had been issued your prize! i wonder if she has gotten away with it before??

mommyknows said...

Ouch ... not nice at all.

The Giveaway Diva said...

i would like to thank you all for all of your amazing and very sweet comments!! I felt better after reading all of your messages! And don't worry, I'm not going to stop blogging! I know for one bad egg there are thousands of amazing bloggers out there! =) <3

Melissa said...

Wow! Why would someone do that?! Just to get something for free, sheesh....

Ginny said...

No way, that is crazy.

RockerJewlz said...

Now I understand why some contests say "winners have been notified (and responded)"....the contest sponsor first emails and waits for responses before announcing the winners on the blog.

Maybe those sponsors were burned as well before using this format!

Lacey said...

"the person had the audacity to reply back by responding that she had done a good job investigating and in the future she would be more careful!!"

That really is disgusting!! =0 SHAME on her. Argh!! Makes me so angry. I hope something real bad happens to her ass <_<

Wicked Halo said...

that is just beyond gross...this person is a major A*%#!&, what kind of sick person does something so dishonest and lame!