So it seems like a little friendly competition doesn’t go over well with other websites. Actually, I didn’t realize I was competing with anyone until I got a hostile email (followed by a string of more nasty emails) from a photographer associated with ‘HHC’ and ‘Pinkvilla’. Not just hostile emails but one with a death threat via curses. Yes, you read that right — curses — death — and so forth. Truly deplorable and despicable actions. What gets me though is that the thought of this little blog creating some friendly competition out in the blog-sphere has caused some to threaten me indirectly via their photog-of-choice. That is also underhanded and despicable in my book. For a blog that is strictly for personal use and does not profit in any way (no ads, no revenue), I am apparently a ‘parasite’ leeching off other people’s property. As all my readers know, I never take credit for any of the images or property of other websites; all sources are duly cited. I also offered to compensate said photographer and he laughably said that I couldn’t afford it. However, at that point, I had no interest and stated there would be no further comments or emails from me. Sometimes you just have to take the high road. If there is a bright point in all this (I think there is), it is that I’m obviously on people’s radars. Readers, have you experienced things like this before, and if so, how did you tackle it?