I don’t have to be old at blogging (which I’m not) to post about something like this, but either way this still has to come out because this is a serious concern to a lot of people out there.
Most bloggers have experienced this at one time or another, they post about an important topic only to discover that their own post got copied and spread all over the web. Maybe it’s not as dramatic as it sounds ,but when you (the blogger) write about a similar topic that others are writing about at the same time, and then you discover later someone used the same spin, photo or assessment that it could well be a carbon copy of your original post, how would you feel then?!
If you feels like sharing my posts with others by email, on their blogs, or in any other form for that matter, that seems like a good thing to me. Just please give me the credit for it by linking back to the original post. But if you share it as your own, then that will be considered plagiarism. Technology makes “copy + paste” simple enough that others are going to steal your ideas, but the smart ones out there would know the difference by comparing post dates, style of writing and using basic common sense and fair judgment.
I am not trying to make other bloggers look bad or doing this as a challenge to them, nor comment on their policies. I’m doing it simply to stay in line with my values. You can steal ideas from other blogs and express it in your own way. But what I hate the most is copying the exact post and pasting it completely to your blog.
Regardless to what I said, there are a lot of people out there with fascinating ideas which encouraged me to take part in this incredible ensemble of amateur writers which I would like to give a shout out to. Keep up the good work!
I would like to share this blog post with you “How To Intelligently Steal Ideas From Other Bloggers!“. I kind of like his ways of making wrong as right, but i don’t have to necessarily agree with him completely.