Sunday, December 20, 2009

Plagiarists At Large

I have to confess that I didn't read the SEO book today.  I spent way too many hours at the computer.  Two of my eHow articles were plagiarized! Two separate websites stole them.  One of the articles has a video attached and they posted it on their site as if it belongs to them.  It doesn't!!  I own the copyright.  The other article is all text so it appears that this other website did a copy/paste job and posted it as if they own it.  They don't!!  Once again I own the copyright.  This is plagiarism.  So I spent a lot of time today learning about Cease and Desist letters and how to report copyright infringement to Google.  Google takes plagiarism VERY seriously.
I'll get to the SEO book tomorrow.  I'll also keep you informed of my copyright infringement report to Google.  As you can see, I've added links in this post to my articles on eHow.  The video is how to make a gift bag in 5 minutes, and the other article is how to select a rare book conservator.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I should mention that I've also learned the importance of SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  I can't give you any information about that until I read the book.  I have it, so I'll post tomorrow.

What I've Learned......So Far

I began writing online in September 2009.  I've been trying to learn as much as I can about how to write and what to write about.  I thought I should read some books about writing, so I did.  Since I didn't know what books would be the most informative and helpful, rather than buying them I got some from the library.  If I find one there that I just can't live without, then I'll buy it for my library.  Every book has been helpful in some way.  I've also been talking with lots of writers, people who actually make a real living writing online. (I haven't made enough yet to pay my cable bill).  Those people have been a treasure trove of information.  Their knowledge and advice are never ending.  So far I've learned two important things from both reading books and listening to those 'know-it-alls', and I say that with respect; 1.  Write what you know and the words will come easy.  2.  When writing about something that you don't know, research the topic.  They put a great deal of emphasis on research.  That's what I've learned so far.