Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Public Service Announcement about "Blog Biting"

Rant of the Day

I understand that we all have similar experiences, and the chances of people tackling the same topics is a given, but there are definitely blog biters out there. I won't call this dude out by name, and he isn't lifting words verbatim from my blog, but he is definitely biting my style something fierce. Look I have no problem if you want to write something based on an idea you got from my blog and you reference me, I have no problem with that, that's cool. But to shamelessly copy someone's overall approach and style of blog is downright deplorable.

Let me say something 3 times so all of you understand:

If you have ever commented on my blog I am not talking about you.
If you have ever commented on my blog I am not talking about you.
If you have ever commented on my blog I am not talking about you.


So please, don't take offense to this blog in any way because the person that I am talking about has never posted a comment on my blog, I'll put that on my momma. If it was someone that commented on my blog I would feel comfortable addressing them in a civil matter about their blog approach. The reason that I haven't called this person out by name is because I am trying to see if my theory is legitimate or if I am a paranoid fuck.

Thank you for your time.

24 comments:

DaKelzz said...

Blog biting....what the hell is this world coming too!!

There is SOOO MUCH to write about there is no need to steal or copy someones style...that defeats the whole purpose...like cheating your whole way thru high school...the only one fucked in the end is YOU...*smh*

Caren said...

What the fuck? This seems to happen more than people realize. Are people that stupid to think they're not going to get caught?

SunShyn said...

yep...in general, whoever this is, is stupid to think that the blogosphere is big enough that the original author would never find out.

Belle said...

Glad you got this out there. And I hope that person recognizes himself.

the kid said...

Ok, maybe I'm just nosy rosy, but sidebar me so I can look at the blog that's biting.

coley said...

What is this blog world coming too??? To steal (borrow) something off of someone's page (like the 3 questions" or 100 things..) or whatever... is one thing, you're at least erasing and replacing with your own answers or experiences... But, to bite style or steal ideas and topics and shit....That's real original! (being sarcastic) I bet that person has been bitin off people their entire life! That's sad!

Jdid said...

van damn you're like the jay z of blogs up in this here blog world

ya need to get that dirtof ya shouldr homie.

first you got haters , now you got biters. all you need is to hook up wid a big booty chick, retire and become president of this here blogger. :-)

Ron said...

Dude, I have this ex-girl of mine who does the same thing. I HATE it and it drives me nuts. I would confront her, but she'd swear I was making it up. It's a real pain in the ass...but oh well.

As for the hater copying you..man, he can't be you. You're stuff is classic, so much so that I'll actually bother to read a blog. That's saying a lot :)

I am Jack said...

Ha, ha. I noticed a certain blogger biting you so I know who it is. The lists you do, the breaking down childhood memories in their posts, the sudden need to be introspective..Uh huh, I know who it is but like that Brittney Murphy said, "I'lll neverrr teeelll"..lol

josie said...

there can only be one critic

Brother OMi said...

it does not surprise me. heads on migente.com be stealing pics and identity from people perpetrating a front. it was not going to be too long before they started taking styles...

SooHK said...

Copying and following someone blog..Kanasai... (translate to english got hit with some shit from hokkien dialect)

Thinkerbelle said...

You know he checks you daily. Wonder if he will reply...

*junglefevAh* said...

^ if he replies he's even more of a fucking loser because then he would just flat out give himself away


but then we could laugh at him, so that might be fun

Belle said...
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Belle said...

What if he replied anonymously?
Or wouldn't if the same guy everybody's trashing is one of your daily reads?
Cuz I know who it is too and
I will sell this information to the highest bidder.

Bridging The Dock said...

i'm like THE KID - put ol' boy's biz in the street so errbody can call him out!

Dayrell said...

LOL. Damn? Shame on that brutha for biting. However, I would take it as a complement Critic. lol.

Lene said...

I will quote from a classic song,

"Cheater, Biter... love to forge/ Better yet, I'll call you Curious George..."

Anonymous said...

Whats the blog address?!?!

Let us decide!

Corey said...

We all know.. Sudden change of stly, telling more personal stories, daily pictures alongside of posts, sudden usage of lists. I always knew, I saw the change before HC said anything, but HC is being classy by not being ignorant and putting that biting jackass on blast.

ransom said...

you should put a creative commons license on your site so people are more likely to realize that it's copyrighted material and that they can use it, if they site you as the source. I've done it with both of my blogs.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

sorry to hear it, some people are like that though.

*junglefevAh* said...

At 7:07 AM, starfoxx15 said...



I will quote from a classic song,

"Cheater, Biter... love to forge/ Better yet, I'll call you Curious George..."


let your backbone slide by maestro


aw yeeah

Me said...

Biting someone's blog? Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of having your own blog? That's dumb. And if this is about that time I did First Firsts, it's only cause I admire you and want to be just like you when I get big. Just like you, you know, a 30-something, republican-hating, black man with a love for Hip Hop. I've got two-of-four ... well on my way. :)

You may as well just gwan and tell us. We'll figure it out eventually.