Write your own stuff, don’t leech from another blog!

diary text from a photo on morguefile

There was a time that I heard about people who plagiarize blogs. I find it weird since some of the blogs that have been plagiarized were talking about personal matters.

Think of it this way. If you wrote something like:

This is one of the most wonderful days of my life. I have a new job, a chance to be with my best friend for an entire weekend and a new cel. Yes! It all happened in one week. The most awesome seven days of my life, thus far. Who said that life sucks? Well, I am sertainly not feeling that way right now!

And let’s say that you wrote that six months ago. All of a sudden, it appears on someone else’s blog. The same words, even the typographical error! How would you feel?

Isn’t it kind of weird? Somebody would have copied your diary. I recall someone telling me that a kid once got into trouble in school because there were two test papers with his name. They had different results. Apparently, the one who cheated on the test copied the answers from the other. Even the name.

You should make your own style distinctly yours. Why get someone else’s words when you have your own? That is why it is important for you to overcome your shyness. If you are too hesitant to write something, you might end up trying to be someone else by copying other people’s words. I read one time that a guy copied someone’s blog entries because he was not sure how to write his thoughts. It is something that is sad. And somehow difficult to believe.

Originally posted on July 16, 2010 @ 12:06 am