When You’re Told It’s Ok To Steal From Another Blogger
So I am SUPER BLOODY PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW.
At the 1:57 mark of this video, you’ll learn why I am super pissed.
If you watch the video from the beginning you’ll learn that this woman states that her method of monetizing her blog is “something so simple that others overlook it”.
It’s not that it’s overlooked, it’s that it’s wrong.
It’s really bloody wrong.
You don’t steal from other writers.
You know I checked the date of that post to see if it was just an old school way of doing things. Would you believe it was published April 2012?
At the 3:25 mark, she actually says “without having to think about it, without having to write it yourself”.
And Google will bitch slap you into next week for doing this too.
What saddens me is that in the post of the video at http://amystarrallen.com/how-to-create-viral-content-on-your-blog-without-seo, a blogger that i know and respected cheers this woman on.
And what saddens me even more is that people are falling for this crap.
They’re told it’s ok.
Guess what, you can give me credit, you can shower me with comments, you can link to every single damn page on my blog, and it’s STILL NOT ENOUGH.
Nothing, NOTHING you do will make it OK to steal content that I put my time into writing.
And yes, I may never have a trending post that you want to copy, but what makes you think a popular blogger will want you to copy and paste their words? Why would they want your measly link back to their blog?
Even when I had affiliate sites, I never stole from another writer. Sure I was running on even less sleep than I do now, but I wasn’t going to steal from anyone.
I search engine optimize my youtube videos and add a description that includes a link to my blog, so I don’t mind it being shared. That’s why it’s marked public. But don’t you dare copy and paste my words.
Did I mention I am SUPER PISSED, so I’m going to end this post and head back to writing my ebook.
Oh and before I go, here are a few free plugins that turn off the option to right click and copy anything from your blog. I no longer use them myself because I’ve written posts with code and long link lists users can copy, but these plugins are great at protecting your blog posts.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the methods mentioned in this video.
Go ahead and RANT I am listening.
and please refrain from calling the woman names. as pissed as i am at her tactics i don’t think it’s kind to insult her personally by name calling.