A slight distraction this past week when a friend pointed out that another individual was re-blogging all of my book reviews, in fact almost this entire blog and reposting it as though all of this original content that I authorized was on behalf of their blog. After looking at this blog, Mind_Mag, it has stated my name with credit only for the photographs of the books interiors. There are no credits or links back to this blog that would reveal original source or authorship.
Now by doing something wrong, this individual will get some extra attraction in the short run that might make it seem like it is worth while. Like all things, it will eventually come back to haunt one day.
Reposting a blog is done regularly and freely, but most conscientious bloggers reveal their source and acknowledge the authorship of the work. Which is why blogging as part of a larger social community can be so cool.
Regretfully, this event has consumed enough energy. Meanwhile, I sincerely do appreciate the 99% who do respect my efforts. Thank you!
by Douglas Stockdale