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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery?

ALERT! I suppose it was bound to happen eventually (Who knows? It may have even happened before), but it seems AOGB may very well have a plagiarizer in its midst. Yes, when browsing the internet for ideas for responses to this week's TITMT I came across Trudie's blog. Trudie, it seems, asked this very same question to her readers this week. Coincidence, right? Well then I scrolled down and noticed that she also just "happened" to write the EXACT. SAME. KEVIN BACON POST. on Thursday. Of course all parties are innocent until proven guilty and if an explanation is forthcoming, a retraction will be printed. So to Trudie, if that is even her real name, I sent this message.

I came across "your" Kevin Bacon charity post and deathbed confession question. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there is not any credit or link to the original author, myself. So I have to ask, do you make a habit of stealing other people's work without linking or crediting or did I just miss something?


I'm currently working on a REAL response to MY question as I type this. In the meantime, feel free to give Trudie a piece of your mind for me. It is much appreciated!

P.S. Apparently it doesn't stop with these two posts. As I scroll through her blog, there are others that have been taken from mine. This has been going on for longer than I thought...

P.S.S.- Thanks to all of you who responded so quickly and commented on her blog, too. Unfortunately I can't see your comments as it seems she has since conveniently taken them down. The following are the messages I received from her.

i have edited my blog to reflect that you page is where I got it.. I am sorry that I didnt mention your name. Honestly didnt think about it.

to be followed by...

I have decided to remove your posts from my blog.. none of your blogs are on my page. I am sorry that I had offended you by using your blogs for subject matter.. It was an honest mistake and I am deeply sorry for making you angry. I liked your blogs and some of your topics were very good. Again I am sorry ...take care.

Take this as you will. I know I have.



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