Yes, people are stealing my blog posts and I am pissed about it.
One would think that after I published, Why Do People Steal Our Blog Posts?, that those unscrupulous people would discontinue their online theft.
But, no! It probably motivated them to steal even more!
But, why me?
My Blog Posts Are Well-Written
I have always maintained a high standard when it comes to blog posts.
All of my blog posts are well-written.
I believe that my viewing audience deserves the best (And, I vow to give them the best).
Apparently, content thieves believe that they need to steal the best blog posts that they can find and that they have kept an eye open to see what it is that they can steal next from me.
It Aches Whenever People Steal My Work
I will admit that writing comes naturally to me and despite being a talented writer, I hate creating content for my blog when:
- The temperature is too hot.
- I am feeling a bit sleepy.
- I feel like participating in any other activity other than writing.
Despite all of those things, I possess the discipline to get my quota of writing done (Whenever I start putting a blog post together, I will move Heaven and Earth [in the proverbial sense, of course] to finish my blog post).
So, whenever someone comes and copies and pastes my work and publishes it as though it were theirs, I end up feeling as though a part of me was stolen.
Would They Like Other People To Steal From Them?
For the record, it is wrong to steal from others. Therefore, I would not stoop low and steal from them.
Besides, all of the content on their blog is probably stolen anyway.
The universe works in mysterious ways. For example, they could end up losing a personal item of theirs each time they steal a blog post from another blogger; such as:
- The car that they own.
- The digital camera that they bought to take pictures with.
- The laptop computer that they carry with them to different locations.
- Their beloved smartphone (The one that they like to do their blogging on).
I highly doubt that those content thieves would like it if someone stole any of those things of theirs that I mentioned.
If they were to have any of their personal items stolen, they would feel sad or angry.
Do they need karma to bite them on their buttocks like a ferocious dog in order for them to change their ways?
WordPress.com Should Have A Strict “No Stealing Of Blog Posts” Policy
WordPress.com will remove the stolen content from the offender’s blog if the original author files a DMCA takedown notice.
However, a repeat offender should not be allowed to have their blog up and running.
One of the people who stole my work on more than one occasion has their blog around and it is currently being filled with content that is stolen from others.
It is as though WordPress.com gave the offender a gentle slap on the wrist and said, “Don’t ever steal from Renard again,” and allowed them to continue carrying about their regular business of stealing from others.
WordPress.com, in my opinion, needs to be more strict where content theft is concerned.
There Are Bloggers Who Could Not Give A Damn About Their Work Being Stolen
Some of my fellow bloggers have admitted to me that once the offender is not profiting financially from their blog posts, they will leave the offender alone.
The interesting thing is that these content thieves know that most bloggers will do nothing if they discovered their blog posts stolen (And, that is a problem).
What those people fail to realize is that by doing nothing, they have allowed the content thieves to continue their nefarious online behaviour.
From the looks of things, content theft will continue to happen online.
And, I am of the firm belief, that no one should have their blog posts stolen.
One feels cheated when they have worked so hard on a blog post to have it stolen from them in the end.
What I would like to say to the people who have been pilfering my blog post is, “Stop stealing my blog posts!”
Instead of stealing my blog posts, they can let artificial intelligence write blog posts for them (That way, they would not be doing human beings like myself any sort of injustice).