Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Today is a sad day. I've discovered that some poo-poo head (for lack of a better term) has been stealing both the content and images from this blog and putting the complete posts up on their site. This is called scraping; and is not only unethical and illegal, but it's downright mean.
I put quite a bit of effort into this site-- from the actual writing and photo/taking and editing as well as actually creating the content. (Where are you, Mr Scraper, during those 3am feedings?). It's upsetting to see someone take all that (without permission) and post photos and stories of my sweet little babies to generate traffic for their site. This will probably result in just a few pennies worth of advertising revenue for them.
All this means that there will be a few changes around here-- Starting with only partial posts appearing in your email and RSS feeds. (The scraper is likely using a feed to steal content.) I feel bad about that, because I know that quite a few of you like to view posts in your email. I hope you understand and will take the extra few minutes to view on the website itself.
And if you are viewing this post on a website other than http://www.strawbazies.blogspot.com/; you should be aware that you are supporting somone who is stealing content from this site. If you'd like to keep up with our family, I encourage you to visit us at our home here at the Strawbazies Blog!