So it looks like another blog has decided to start reposting my work. And it's kind of sad how bad they are at ripping me off.
So I got an email today (it was actually a few days ago, but as you can tell by the lack of updates I haven't been around much lately) asking me if I was the owner of The Receiving End. Apparently this blog has been posting a lot of my work and the work of other authors and bloggers, and the person who emailed me wanted to take their stuff off of the site.
So I decided to check this blog out to see what was going on. Well after struggling to find my way around the site (a lot of the links are unclickable) I eventually just ran a search for my name on the site (their search bar is pretty terrible too).
I expected nothing to show up, after all, most places that want to rip off other people's captions usually just steal the image. But this lovely site took entire posts, text and all. And they didn't stop at taking just the posts with captions in them either, there were several of my formspring only updates as well.
Honestly I don't mind people reposting my work. I mean, I would like for them to link back to this blog, but I include my name at the bottom of every post for a reason and I feel like I'm known well enough in the community that most people who like my work find their way here eventually. In fact, most of the time I find a caption of mine somewhere else, I'm just happy that more people are seeing my stuff.
But taking entire posts is just lazy. If you want to rip someone off, do it properly.
And so I say to you, author of "The Receiving End," take pride in your work.
Get rid of the text in the posts, if you're trying to accumulate a bunch of captions to get views, you're appealing to an audience that doesn't give a damn about anything that isn't porn.
Don't take everything a site has to offer, pick and choose, your audience will appreciate that you only bother to steal the caps that are worth reading.
And for the love of all that is holy, don't repost "text only" pages, the people who read my blog barely care about my formspring updates, you're just wasting everyone's time.
Hopefully you listen to this advice and start to properly rip off people who actually have talent. If you want to be a thief, by all means be a thief, just have some damn integrity about it.