I was a victim of Plagiarism when I started with Blogger late last year. Another blogger who got the very same blog award took my words and idea (how I presented it). I was waiting for a second one from her. I don't want to humiliate the person online (since I'm just new in this domain). She may have a reason. But thank God it didn't happen again. It brought insult on my part. The words are exactly the same.
There are times when we really need to rely on other people's statements and photos (that we don't have), to back up our posts. In this sense, I try to take a lot of pictures (any random, general) in order to create an entry using my own resources. If not, Giving credit to the source is the least we can do. Or link back to them. They'll appreciate it.
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What is Plagiarism?
According to Dictionary, Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.
To all Bloggers who exert effort to create noteworthy entries and who continue to maintain a Blog which is a reflection of who she / he is, ” Good job! ”
To those who have the desire to Blog but are merely scrapping contents from other people‘ s materials, ” Whether you are monetizing your site to help you with your basic needs or to satisfy some of your wants, do it the proper way. Stop making money out of someone else’s work. Otherwise, you are nothing but a common thief! ”
******Big hugs to Shy of Simple Happy Life and Mommy Jac of Mom’s Special Diary for the Favorite Blog Award.