Sunday, October 9, 2011

Someone stole one my articles...And I'm very flattered!!

Last night I was googling myself.  We all do it, right??  It's fun to see what comes up, especially now that some of my articles and posts are getting published in online magazines.  I write for Technorait, which is an online magazine and on it I published my article on how bottle feeding does not make you evil (it's basically the same one I posted here on my blog too). 

I was curious to see how highly it was ranked on Google, so last night, I googled "bottle feeding evil".  Look what I found:

See the very last item on the list?  Don't click on this link...I think it's a weird virus link, but what caught my eye is the way it starts out.  That is word for word exactly the same as I published on Technorati and also on my blog.   I clicked on it and it's a very bizarre website with no contact information.  It just has a bunch of articles and pictures about breastfeeding.  They changed the article a little bit, but not that much.  It's very clear that they just cut and pasted my article and then posted it on their own website.  I tried to send them an email to protest but they have no contact information listed.  After I got off the site, I did a virus scan and sure enough, there were alerts but my computer took care of them.

I have to say that I feel very strongly about this....I'm so flattered!! :-)  I should probably be mad that they hijacked my stuff, but honestly I think it's awesome they noticed and liked it enough to steal it...I'd say I'm moving up in the world.  I'm really curious to see if this has every happened to anyone else??

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  1. Hi,

    New follower from MBC- blog hop! Hope you can visit and follow me back:)

  2. You are definitely moving up in the world, I would say. You have a right to be flattered. Although, I would still probably be a little frustrated. Kudos to you for not being. That's awesome.

  3. Wow, that's never happened to me before...that I am aware of at least!

    Thank you for following, I am now following back. If you haven't done so already, please feel free to add your blog to my Blog Directory under the "bloggers" tab. I look forward to reading more og your blog!


  4. I think my first reaction would be surprise, then ticked off, then perhaps happy that my writing helped someone else. Of course, a writer's intention is to help others learn from their personal experiences. But still it would be nice to have been given credit. You definitely have writing talent. I'm learning a lot from your posts. Thank you for adding my blog to your "Blogs I Like" column.