I am a big fan of Darren Rowse and Problogger.net (as is about every blogger out there). While I was blog-surfing, I found a post from a different blog that was remarkably like one of Darren Rowse’s posts from last year. I will leave links for both and you need to read them over and you be the judge. If you agree with me, please leave a comment. Maybe even digg it or stumble this post or even post about it yourself. We all work hard at our blogging craft/hobby and we don’t need others ruining for us.
Darren Rowse: How to Market your Blog in 2007
Other Blog: How to Market your Blog in 2008
(did you notice it even has the same title) This blog just makes me fume….even at home writing this post. If you read the comments of the other blog post, Darren Rowse left a comment. And he was so nice in the comment…and he is coming out with his 2008 list this week—so check in to Problogger.net for that. The author says he gave Darren Rowse credit…I don’t think so. In the post he says…”I read an article…” ARE YOU KIDDING ME…an article. I read an article last week…it was about how people plagiarize other people’s work. The other author says he was inspired by Darren’s post. NO…he copied and pasted it. No inspiration there. Inspiration, at the very least, is taking Darren’s post and re-wording it in your style. If you look through the other blogger’s blog, you will see he advocates finding your own “authentic voice”. How is plagiarizing another’s work, copy and pasting an entire post, and then still using the argument that it is inspired, using your authentic voice? Please, someone tell me! But you be the judge…read the two posts…you won’t have to read very far to see who has the “authentic voice”.
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