Oh ouch.....I am so ashamed that I did not get a post up on Monday, I remember back in the day when I posted two or three times a week. Those were the days. Now, I am just too dang busy, over-worked, under-staffed, uh spent a few days gardening.....oh heck I have no idea why I can not find the time. I may have (said it once before) bitten off more than I can chew.....but that would be defeat and I can not admit THAT!
I am thinking I need some divine intervention thing, or some you know light shinning down on me with angels singing and telling me the answer. I just do not know what to do, and part of me wants to just say um a bad word and let it be....
What Would You Do?
So, I mentioned before about copying and competition snaking into my territory and I got everybody all fired up about it way back in 2007. Remember those days? The good ol' days for sure! I am sort of watching something unfold and I am humming and hahhhing as to what to do. I am curious if I could get some feedback if you have had this happen or what you would do in case it happened? I mean hypothetically speaking of course, and no for the record it has not happened yet. Just a few scenarios that have run through my head:
The Tammy Fae Baker Way
Hide my head under the covers and cry and cry and cry - that ugly face make-up all over your cheeks cry. Ya, this is not really my style, however it does sound like fun - I mean just once I could go to bed, eat ice cream, chocolate and watch soap opera's all the live long day. This may not be how I would handle a "art attack", but some might find it helpful. Maybe I would figure out things, solve all the worlds problems? Maybe it would give me some insight as to what I could do....after the crying and eating thing. I don't think this is an honest option.....but maybe it has worked for someone?
Here Comes Rocky
Cue the music please, I am running up the court steps....I could fight back and be really mean. I could go and call all my channels and demand they do not carry the perp with the copy-cat products. I could insist it is me or her....oh PLEASE I can't even joke about this one (and I AM joking)! This would never fly, nor would I have the guts to do this. Not the guts really, just the gall to do this to another person. I think I have made it clear where I stand on the whole thing - but I would not sabotage another business, ever.
If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them
I could just turn around and start copying their work, ya, ya and then the lines would be all blurry and no one would know who did what. Okay, I can not even take this one seriously, though it has been suggested to me. I can't, I really can not do it. I want to be seen as a brand, as a product that people know and trust. I want people to know what to expect when they get my product, not wonder who the heck made this piece of crap.....um tile, sorry.
Do Nothing - Deny, Deny, Deny
Do Nothing. Hmmmm, this one would be tough for me, but I said "Do Nothing" not "Don't discuss", that I could still do. Right? Isn't that what this blog is for? I mean I would have to dish, complain, cry - really I know I would. And do nothing, I mean what could I do if a product comes onto the market that looks really similar to mine? I am not sure I could do a damn thing.
So there ya have it - my conundrum of the week. I am seriously stumped and not sure what to do. I would really love some suggestions? Some answers? Comments? Email? Call me? whateva! Just HELP please.... before I hurt somebody!!!