It seemed like an uncanny coincidence at first. When I saw specific words I had used in recent posts, echoed in your blog, just a few days later. Phrases, issues, topics, themes. It’s hard to pinpoint, but it stopped being uncanny and cute when I saw it happen over and over. Surely we cant be that alike.
Maybe you needed inspiration. Maybe you needed ideas. I have been too, several times. Inspired by something I read, something I saw, something I wanted to do myself. And I’ve made inspired posts too, cooked inspired cakes too, told stories, inspired by those others told. But always giving credit to the source of my inspiration. It’s only right.
Blogosphere is massive, audiences overlap, thoughts collide and there is very little that is truly original. Sometimes one finds rude shocks like I did today. What I saw, made me wish I had never stumbled on it. Because it has changed my very perception of you. In you, and your writing, I saw a younger me. I thought we were alike. But that alike? The truth is, we couldn’t be more different. Because I would never lift another’s words. I would never make an inspired post, without giving due credit.
So I’m going to ask nicely. Please, stop?
If you don’t have enough originality, resort to inspiration. But do it the right way. Ms. Plagiarizer, you know who you are. I hope you’ll understand that we’re a happy bunch of bloggers in bloggerville. There are no rules written in stone. We get each other, we know where to draw the line. We know when to stop. Maybe you’re new here. But right now might be a good time to learn the ropes.
A rather miffed blogger (who didn’t imagine she’d ever have to write something like this)