Oh, nothing really. ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s just that I got this comment in one of my posts:

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And it’s funny because the other blog (where the contents of that post were originally published) belongs to…me. I’ve been basically accused of plagiarizing myself.

And while a reader’sย outrage at a perceived crime is admirable, in this case:

  1. The post in THIS blog did contain a note saying it had previously been published in another blog and that it was being reposted with permission. True, the note was in the last paragraph, but a certain level of meticulousness might be expected before inflammatory comments are made, yes?
  2. Thisย accusatory, all-caps comment was left on this blog, but there was no comment on my other blog telling me that my work might have been plagiarized — probably the better option if the intention was to correct an injustice.

Ah, well. Who among us hasn’t jumped to conclusions at some point in our lives? And the internet is such an enabler of trigger-happiness.

At any rate, I thought “PLAGIARISM ABOUNDS!” would make a better headline than comment, hence this post. ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy weekend everyone!

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