Friday, September 11, 2009

My words were stolen. I feel violated.

Yesterday, I received the following comment on one of my posts:

I think you're funny....
I don't know how I came across your blog...but I did...and I read it yesterday, and all day's safe to say I didn't save any lives at work.....
I hope you're not creeped out!
The end!

I don't know why people would think I would be creeped out by them reading my blog. You do realize that my blog is on something called THE INTERNET. And it isn't private. So, I kind of expect people to read it. In fact, I love it when people who I don't know read my blog. It gives me some sort of weird validation. Plus, I'm totally narcissistic, but what about a blog isn't narcissistic? I also like people to tell me I am funny. Apparently, I need all sort of validation in my life.

I was interested in who this nice commenter was, so I linked to her blog to check her out. You know, that is what happens when you post comments on blogs. You can track these people. Thank you Internet. So, there I am reading her blog post from THAT day and I notice something strange. The intro paragraph to her post sounded really familiar. So familiar that I noticed that I WROTE IT. Freaking chick plagiarized me. WHO DOES THAT? Yes friends, I remember what I write. Even if it was 10 months ago. Or 2 years ago. I know my own writing when I see it. I use way to many commas and an English major probably cringes when they read my writing. But I write like I talk. So get over it.

My post original post can be viewed here

So, I immediately im'd my blogger friends to tell them of the crime. And my lovely friend Miranda didn't skip a beat in calling The Plagiarizer out on her felony. Is plagiarism a felony? It not, it should be.

Miranda's comment on The Plagiarizer's blog:

And just in case The Plagiarizer decided to change her post after reading Miranda's comment, I took a screen shot as evidence:

Now tell me friends, should I link to her blog so you can all leave comments? Or, should the shame of me posting this be enough to make her feel bad?

My message to The Plagiarizer:
Thank you for reading my blog. I sincerely appreciate your nice comment. However, please don't steal my words. You seem like a lovely person and when you blog, make it your own. After all, isn't that what a blog is for anyway?


Lachele said...

Yup, I totally deserve that, you could link it to my blog and let all your friends comment on it. It's the least you could do. I actually feel horrible, and rather embarassed.

It was a blogging mistake, and it will never happen again,I guess I have a thing or two to learn about blogging ettiquette.I totally admitted to it on my blog. Tell your friends to feel free to comment there too.

Sorry Girlie...

Natalie said...

Thanks for the apology, I really do appreciate it.


Linds Forrest said...

ha ha ha!! That is so freaking awesome. Well not awesome of plagerizer. Karma people. But I love that you totally called her out on it.

Julie said...

Ah! I love it!! I saw this on your facebook status and was totally hoping you would blog about it! I so wish I had the guts to call people out like that.

P-Cute said...

wow. i too think you are v. funny and i am ususally so happy when i find a new post on your blog. i promise to never do the same. please keep being funny though.

Nicole said...


Vic, Linds, and the girls... said...

that is so funny natalie.

Amanda the Couch said...


as i told you at Nicole's photo classes last year i love reading your blog. you seriously crack me up every entry. I love you so so much for this post, it's hilarious. It seems that blog plagiarism happens quite frequently. i so don't get it. why? it is so dumb.

oh wells, keep up the funny

Anna said...

LOVE the blogging drama....hahaha and I think YOU are awesome and funny.
I'm not ashamed or too shy to say it. :)
I love blog stalking. ;)

Adrienne said...

That's why they call you nat the brat I guess ;) I just love you to death natalie! I stop by often but never really comment however just had to make a quick hello and tell you that those that write great are destined to be copied. Love your guts!