Well I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the replies I’ve received not just via comments on this here blog, but through family and friends who have read my post My Life in Motion, Adoption: Back2goforward. My post even manage to show up on another bloggers site. I chose to share with those who care to indulge with me, my thoughts and feeling at times, and this is the first time I’ve shared something so close to my heart, and it leaves me with a little bit of a bad taste. While I haven’t been blogging long at all I’ve met some wonderful people, and have learned more or less there are some simple rules to abide by. Check out this here
copyright law 12 dos and donts
I won’t lie when I first realized that someone had taken enough interest in my story to write a post of their own expressing their thoughts on my post I was happy, and even responding by commenting and saying hello, I didn’t bother to check out how much the person had copied and paste, until I commented a second time on the post, when I realized the author practically copied the entire post, about 92% of my post was copied and paste, which I feel was not really needed for the author to capture the essence of my post. The author of the blog basically wrote an intro talking about a story she found elsewhere added my link then pasted a majority of my post. Nope she did not quote nor shorten it up in any manner. The author ended it with a brief comment and posed a question to her readers. What author ends up is with 88 words which are hers and 851 words which is my post. If you ask me, the author could have just left me a comment on my site. Lets not forget that if it weren’t for a plugin on wordpress that lets me know when another site links to mine I would have never known.
So my question to all and especially other bloggers, do you think the author copied too much, here’s the link for the site and post in question, or do you think I’m just being anal about the whole issue? For a copy of my post check out the first link in this post.
A mere two hours after this post going live and sending a second email, which the one first went out on friday, and went unanswered, the author has removed the post, left a comment, and responded to my email.
This was never my intention as I had expressed in my unanswered email, that I just wanted my text to be used as excerpts not flat out copy and paste, and looked forward to evening doing a joint post with the author.