that is one of many such ridiculous comments made on a blog who has been plagiarizing my posts for a year. i'm sure most of you read about the cjane plagiarism debacle. i'll be honest, i was super naive and didn't think it was a common problem. the big blogs, ya maybe, but not mine. who would do that? it's just weird. but after my blog content made it into a gross spam message that is going everywhere, i have been researching how to better protect the content of my blog. in the which research i had a search done on copyscape and there are literally dozens of blogs and spammers using my posts and pictures in varying degrees as there own. seriously. and on a regular basis. word for word. they look like normal people. have pictures of their families. the blogs look like all the stupid blogs out there. and every third post is a post that i wrote about infertility or something, using my pictures even, and then all their friends writing comforting comments and telling them to write damn books. i am so beside myself right now. and sick to my stomach. i love blogging. i love writing. i love taking pictures. i love this little piece of the world that i've created. really? do i have to stop and remove it because people are so ridiculous? really?
i could handle the sitch if it was just the idiot bloggers because it's easy enough to get blogger to remove their blogs. but the spam thing has really got me bugged. they are using my family's life to sell nasty things and have nasty web pages. true, it's all snippets and really abstract and rearranged... but why are there so many bad people in the world? i hate sleaziness. i have some thinking to do. i don't want to stop blogging. but i'm really grossed out. but then i think- who cares? anyone can look at your blog anyway- that's just the way of the world wide web, if you're gonna put yourself out there, then that crap happens. just live your life and do what you want to do. but then i get sick again because with every post there is a constant reminder of the slimey men out there using me.
sorry my thoughts are so jumbled, i know i'm not making sense. if you know anyway to stop/ help/ monitor/ or fight this please let me know. and plagiarizers beware... reneer and associates aka my scary brother's law firm will be called in for back up. and you don't want to mess with him. haha. i'm not calling you out by name because i feel sorry for you, and to have some leverage. remove my content n o w and all will be forgotten. otherwise, you will be outed.
i'm not going private, i can't imagine deleting the blog. i'm just super annoyed. "two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and i’m not sure about the universe." albert einstein. yes sireee.
eta: for those of you asking how to check your blog- i went to copyscape.com and paid ten bucks for some premium account credits so i could get a full report. it scanned my whole blog and then gave me a list of matching web-pages. 75% of it was just using the same quote as a person or a long phrase or something, and that's hopefully all your results will be. harmless and coincidental. but then i had a buttload of results of websites from all over the world (alot of them in japanese or spanish) that were running my exact blog, spam generator sites, and even, sad to say, american housewives experiencing a combination of writer's block and amorality who are copying my posts and changing only names.
i've slept on it. i don't care anymore. i contacted all the bloggers that i could giving them 24 hours to remove my content before they will be humilated slash legally confronted. the spam thing really is so dumb. the people who have taken notice of the writing thought it was intriguing and googled it and now read my blog, so whatev. thanks for the free advertising, viagra pushers. i don't want to go private because this blog is vital for the running of my etsy shop and i love my little etsy life. so. i pray for good things and live my life. what are ya gonna do. i'd rather be happy than right. and i can't be right without going mental over this. so i'm letting it go...