Thursday, March 19, 2009

Frustrated!

A while back I was informed by a blog reader and friend that my blog content was being posted on another blog, without any attribution to me. Simply put, the blogger was copying content straight from my blog and posting it on theirs as if it was written by them. Not cool!

It’s odd because the site traces back to a Bangladesh online shopping website, so most of my blog content doesn’t even pertain to the blogger anyway … since they’re not from Madison, Wis. I would post the link, but then that would send readers to this person’s site, and they don’t deserve the readership if they’re stealing content anyway :)

I’ve been told that dishonest bloggers can do this to direct traffic to their site, since the blog they’re stealing from already has steady followers. Anyway, there is not much we can do about it besides take down every single post they’ve taken, and re-post it. As such, I don’t feel that’s a good solution since then my old content will be re-posted as though I posted it today ... and some of the content this blogger has stolen is from past events and whatnot.

Sad. But I wanted to keep you all in the loop in my frustration on this :)

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Im guessing they missed the "do not plagarize" lecture in freshman English? Look at bright side.. If you didn't before, you certainly now have an international audience :)