Organizing Mission Monday Link Party – Week 35

August 15, 2011 by  

Have you ever had someone steal one of your blog posts?

I mean the entire post? They post it on their blog, but it doesn’t have your name on it anywhere? I am shocked that people actually do that.
I just discovered someone did that to me. A friend of mine emailed me and said to check it out. I was flabbergasted! I’m like…”Wait a minute… that is my post”.. word for word… picture for picture (with my watermark on them). Then I try to find who is writing this blog and there is just vagueness, and no one to actually notify (that I have found).
I’m not going to share the blog with you because I have no desire to drive any more traffic to them.
It did not come up on my Google alerts – because they never used “Organize with Sandy”
I’m going to be changing those settings…
Tell me your experiences.

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What is happening in your life this week? But as always you can link up any organizing or cleaning or DIY post to my link party.

Organizing Mission Monday

You can find the link for my button and also my “Proud to Be Featured Button” on my top “Buttons” Tab.

1) Link to your specific post – not your blog
2) Please Link back to my blog with my button or link (link just above underneath my button)
3) I’d love if you’d follow me on google and/or FB. The google is new and I’m trying to build it
4) Blog post related to Organizing or Cleaning or DIY or decorating
5) No sales pitches or web sites.
6) If I feature you I will use one or more of your pictures with a link back to your blog.
7) Feel free to link up more than 1 post.

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14 Responses to “Organizing Mission Monday Link Party – Week 35”
  1. Susan says:

    Hi Sandy, So sorry that happened to you… where are the settings that will alert you to someone using your name? I’d love to know just in case…
    Susan

  2. Amanda says:

    What a shoddy thing to do! Some people are just unbelievable, I’m aware of another blogger this happened to, the whole blog was made up from stolen posts, eventually Blogger took it down.

    Thanks for hosting another fab linky.

  3. Sandy says:

    you can use Google.alerts – go into google.com and you will see them. I think it might be under mail? Then you can set it for what you’d like. Thanks Susan.

  4. How horrible! I hope it gets taken down soon.

  5. Sandy says:

    Thank you Anna

  6. Adrian says:

    I have has that happen before too. What helped me was reminding myself that copies are the highest form of flattery!
    Plus you have what they don’t… The ability to think.

    Ignore it, and let it spur you on to create more new content.

    Keep it up!

    Adrian

  7. Jenn Brockman says:

    Sandy, you could try using Who Is for that site to try and find out who’s running it. http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp

  8. Oops, I forgot to say, after you enter the URL and it takes to the results page, you’ll have to scroll down. you may be able to see a person’s name or a company name as the registrant, but you can also find out where the domain is registered (godaddy) and possibly the host – you may be able to contact the host to let them know of illegal activity, but the host may not take any action on it.

  9. Hi! I am so thrilled to have found you! Thanks for letting me link up! Hope you stop by to say hi sometime!

  10. Sandy says:

    The only part that really bothers me is getting singed by Google for duplicate copy

  11. Sandy says:

    Yes I had someone link me to that. No name. Never heard of the host
    No emails. So I just changed up some of the info on my blog.
    Thanks.

  12. Sandy says:

    Thanks Carrie!!

  13. There has been quite a bit of this blog post/intellectual property “stealing” as it were. The Professional Organizer forums have been talking about this as well. I think it is just wrong, but on the other hand, as you have found it’s hard to figure out who it is. I haven’t had this happen but I hope that people who does this get a guilty conscience/bad karma or SOMETHING to make them realize the error in their ways!
    Sorry to hear that this happened to you Sandy.

  14. Sandy says:

    Thanks Natalie

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