I fell in love with this, the moment I saw it.
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My blog is about writing my own story. I just write what I think about as I make my way through the hours and minutes of every day.
Oh, I could easily copy and paste or upload as I do on Facebook but then this blog wouldn't reflect the real me. Facebook is just for sharing: beautiful pictures, reminders, quotes of wisdom and, of course, the jokes or cartoons to add humour to our otherwise sober existence. While I have been doing that, I have found that others, so many others, have the same taste.
My first step into writing online were comments I left on people's blogs. It gave me a kick when there was a response. Later, I realised that if I could write short sentences that expressed how I felt, I could definitely do better, if given the right platform. Hence, STEEST was born and later SFGEMS.
Anyway, the reality of life kicked in. I found a word-for-word comment I posted on a then controversial topic had appeared elsewhere. Someone pretended that it was what she wrote. That person must have read my comment, liked it and used it. That person had stolen my comment! I was slightly shocked. Surely, it doesn't take a genius to know that if I'm following a story, I'll be browsing all sites and the probability of seeing my original comment used by someone else is very high! However, it appears to be something common. And they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". Not! If I like something some else had said, I'd just simply say so. It is as easy as that. You have to give credit and you can't be lazy about it.
On another unrelated occasion, I found that an entire blog piece written by an Australian friend of mine had been copied and pasted, to another blog, by another person I alerted my friend and left it to him to decide what he wanted to do.
One thing I can boast about is that this blog is my OWN story with my OWN words albeit aided by pictures from the net, for which I give credit.