Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Internet Is Permanent Ink

I always warn my son that whatever he posts on the internet is out there forever.  FOREVER.  Once it's sent, you've lost all control and all rights to your privacy.

This sort of happened to me today.  A photo I posted on my blog years ago just reared it's head:


My sister-in-law texted me with the new meme (see below) of me saying how much it looked like me.  

But it was me.

My husband, always knowing me to be "a witch" found it flattering, but I'm floored.  23,000+ shares on a Facebook page called The Old Crones Corner with more than 67,000 followers.  What stunned me was everyone on that page asking permission to share the meme.  

Permission happily granted.  Nobody asked my permission if it was ok to splash me all over the internet.  They changed the background, too.  

It actually looks better...

I have to say this is one of my favorite photos, the look on my face is not wicked intent, but love shining towards my son who was cracking me up during the photo shoot.

It was an important lesson that struck home.  Literally.  The internet is permanent ink.


Well, the moon is indeed full and at least I'm not naked or in an embarrassing manner.  Everyone got a kick out of it and I'm just curious where it came from...

Blessed be.


Update:  I spoke with "the old crone" who was a wonderful person and we chatted all morning, of course I told her not to take the photo down and she found me by random chance in a Google search for "witch".  

There you have it, blasted with calls and texts from around the country, I'm now a pretty famous one.


11 comments:

  1. So true, so true. I see you haven't posted in over a year. I guess you've grown tired of it, but I have to I enjoyed the story and it's funny now to see how this got splashed on FB. By the way, that is how I found your blog.

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  2. It was Senior year for the son, retirement for the hubby, and moving cross country, I've been busy, but hopefully getting back into the groove once I unpack my office...

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  3. Well I hope you do, I've enjoyed reading your older posts.

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    1. Thank you, it was a tough year, but I'm getting back on my feet!

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  4. I'm guilty, I shared it! I'm glad I followed the link to find out where it came from though! It brought me to your blog!! Sounds like you had a crazy year, I read through older posts and love your style!

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    1. Welcome! It's amazing how many people did and how often it came back to my inner circle. Almost everyone I know was asking if it was me.

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  5. I too found your blog via that post, love your pic, love your posts and hope you do return to blogging, one witch to another ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, I may not have time to post daily, but I'm definitely feeling the groove from all the love.

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  6. I just want to add that I also found your blog via facebook andm so glad I did! I'm from South Africa. And always happy when people call me a w(b)itch... I regard it as a complement! BB

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  7. I just want to add that I also found your blog via facebook andm so glad I did! I'm from South Africa. And always happy when people call me a w(b)itch... I regard it as a complement! BB

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