Okay…I’m gonna be ranting a lot. In fact, I’m gonna be downright bitchy.
You may have noticed my pretty new Creative Commons licence over yonder in the right sidebar. I’ve been meaning to get one for awhile, but never got around to it, even though few things in life are easier than acquiring one. This morning, however, I got an email from a buddy of mine that kicked my butt into gear. She saw my “No Pants Lady” series posted at someone elses’ blog. Attributed to someone who isn’t me. The little twerp.
I contacted the offending blogger, gave him* the keyboard lashing of a lifetime (I’m REALLY good at that), and the post was removed post-haste. Still…it kinda pissed me off. I’m sure you can well imagine.
See, here’s the deal. I don’t make any money from this blog. There aren’t any Google ads or any other kind of ads that give me money when you visit here. (I don’t have a problem with bloggers who do have ads; it’s just not my thing personally.) I write here because it’s a fun outlet, it’s a great way to cyber-meet other people (especially other writers), and (I’ll be honest) to attract attention to my book…for which I am also not making any money.
It’s flattering to know that people enjoy reading my stuff. It’s why I write . It’s even more flattering when people are inspired to share what I’ve written with other people. It’s kind of how this whole blogging/writing thing works. If you feel inclined to quote some my stuff on your own blog or website, go right ahead. I honestly don’t mind. Just don’t try to pass it off as your own. Leaving a link back here would be cool, too.
FYI: Anyone thinking of swiping any or all of Waiting for Spring and trying to pass that off as their own…well, don’t do it. In fact, don’t even think about doing it. I’ve got plenty of documentation proving it’s mine, including (but certainly not limited to) correspondence with a lawyer that dates back to April 2006. You seriously do not want to mess with my baby.
End of rant.
*Yes…a him. Honestly, it wasn’t half as funny coming from a guy’s POV.