This morning I was googling around and I came across a site called BlogTarts, located at www.blogtarts.com (sorry no direct link for you buddy). While you think, great it has a nice catchy name for a blog, it’s the content is what I have a problem with. See they are posting the start of all my posts from PreBlogging.com. They are even using my images too ! I’ve posted about these dubious trackbacks last week. So what can I do against people who think it is perfectly okay to steal my content ? Technically they are only using a little bit of my feed, so they are not infringing in my copyright, but still it annoys me when splogs try such underhanded methods to get ahead. I guess by highlighting sites like this I am giving them another thing what they want (i.e. my visitors !). I mean maybe they are hoping I would blog about them and tell people about their pathetic site.
I wonder what the people behind these sites think. I mean, are they just doing it to have some content on their site, or are they just using it as a way they can show their appreciation for me ? Either way it would be nice if they had actually asked me if they could use my content. I have been approached in the past about letting people use my content, and I use to all GroundFloorSEO.com syndicated my posts. Now sadly GroundFloorSEO is no longer operating, and is infact for sale.
Another interesting site, is this one http://rorydevlin.com/blogtest.html here someone (Rory ?) is using framing my content in a page on his site. Now this isn’t as bad as BlogTarts, but it is still a little strange to see someone doing this. Granted I have gotten a few visitors via the site, but I just wonder what what the hell the guy is up to. Is it something to do with the wackyness of Halloween ? Anyway, now it is time to drink my coffee and eat my blogtart !