In this journey as a blogger, I don’t hesitate whenever there’s a chance to help a fellow blogger in anyway possible, without asking for a dime. I can spend hours on whatsapp and facebook, chatting and telling them how to be unique and how to impact positively on their readers.
This was the case yesterday on facebook. I was trying to guide a blogger who was having issues with Adsense. I asked for his blog address, to see what he’s doing wrong but unfortunately, I saw something heart breaking. I thought I had mistakenly stumble on my blog the moment I clicked his blog URL, except that the blog design was different.
Every post, word to word, paragraph by paragraph. Every content was mine. I was momentarily stunned as my mouth was open in bewilderment. What is this? I could feel the anger boil inside of me, but I had to apply emotional intelligence, I have to act mature and I was glad I did.
You’ll not grow as a blogger if what you do is lift a post from another blog and paste on yours without a credit. You’ll not succeed as a blogger if you’re not ready to sit
your ass down and write. Writing is not easy, nothing is easy as long as we’re still on this planet. The opening paragraph of most of my article gives me headache. Coining words together, words that resonate with my readers isn’t always roses. But using seconds to lift a post that cost sleepless night to write isn’t fun. It’s wickedness!
Yesterday opened my eye and I had to run a search on Google, behold, many bloggers have copied most of my contents, without credit. I’m not going to sue anyone. I won’t. But DMCA and Google will be the judge the moment I file a complaint. Google will blacklist your blog if indeed you were found guilty of plagiarism. I don’t need to tell you the consequences of your blog getting blacklisted.
If you have copied any of my post without credit, kindly bring it down.
Wishing you success in blogging.