Indulge me for a moment, Ohiokimono. I have truly enjoyed your posts & your spirit of adventure. Also, you are to be commended for finding a way to make beauty from ashes and ugliness.
You are obviously a pioneer and a trend scout -- in the sense of being way out ahead of a trend, then letting your reports back to the laggards become their starting point for similar adventures.
I can see how you would feel slighted when the same story is "discovered" by john-and-jill-come-latelies, with no credit to you and no acknowledgement of your skills.
Newer, less careful people are now wanting to do what you've told us about. You are now the Old Guard with superior knowledge.
Others would benefit from your wisdom, especially about basic safety and appropriate clothing. I see that kind of shorts/open-toe/no goggles nonsense at industrial sites all the time. There are several generations of young folks around now who never had to walk anywhere growing up, certainly never had to cross uneven terrain, and they're unaware of what it means to be striding among broken glass and bent nails.
You could put together a youtube video or a short safety graphic that could be forwarded to other explorers. Every time you find news of an urban expedition on the web, you could attach your safety thing. If it's fun and not bothersome to watch, everyone else will gladly take it up and it could go viral.
Come to think of it, you are a good candidate for a TED talk on this very topic. I hope you will pursue something like it -- it would be good if Toledo got a reputation for the Urban Decay Safety Protocol!
Of course, when I first saw the Blade article, I scrutinized the photo, thinking "Which one is OhioKimono? I know she's in there somewhere!" :-)