One of the more useful blogger features is the Stats tool bar. I use it regularly to see how many hits I get from different countries and to see which posts are most popular. When I checked the stats this afternoon, I was none to pleased about it: for I noticed a curious web page. Once I clicked the link I was redirected to a suspicious looking site that was selling something or other, dog tuxedos I think it was. The furious bit: they stole the text from some of my blog posts. And by stealing I mean literally copy-pasting the text without crediting me.
I tried not to be too upset about it but truth be told I am rattled by the whole experience. I know my blog has a curious name: cat's pajamas, dog's tuxedos, and I did get a disturbing comment on my blog once, a blatant self promoting link from a tuxedos selling company from the Philippines ingeniously entitled "American Tuxedos." As my readers know well, I am not in the pet apparel business! But while I can control what gets published on my blog, I can't control this immoral ruthless people stealing the contents of my posts.
I did change the password of my google account and plan to do so regularly. I also wrote a stern e-mail demanding the stolen contents be deleted from their web page.
Has anything similar ever happened to you, dear readers?