Perhaps it’s a sign that I need to unsubscribe from some of the blogs I am currently subscribed to, when time after time I read regurgitated posts…the kind that one blogger starts and another 20 or 30 or 40 of (some) of the other blogs I subscribe to, copy and/or plagiarise other bloggers posts.
I believe that most Catholic bloggers are generally cyclical bloggers…they (generally) frequent the same blogs, subscribe to the same blog feeds, leave comments in the same comboxes…so with that in mind, how many times does one need to see the same Youtube video or the same news story posted on so many of them?
Short sharp shock….if someone writes something/posts something you wished you’d thought of writing or posting, just be honest and link to it instead…a link to an original article/post/video is much better blog ettiquette.
Gah! Makes me want to spit.
And something else on a not entirely unrelated point I must mention…..(though this is not the primary point of this post)
An irritatingly unfunny example of this is a youtube video that’s been all over the Catholic blogosphere like a rash of late….I mean no offence to those who have posted about this, but as much as I love the Blessed Virgin Mary, if I see another of the blogs i’m subscribed to posting about the ’50 Reasons to say/pray the Rosary’, it’s going to make me gag.
As I wrote in the combox of this post, and will write here just to clarify….I don’t refer to the postings of youtube video as plagiarism….(and I enjoyed watching the video, on fact).
That same video has shown up in more than 20+ of my feeds for different Catholic blogs i read….there is absolutely nothing wrong with the video…but why can’t people just say hey, there’s a great video over at Fr. Whatsisnames…go see it….no they have to say…look what I found on Youtube today…even when that same person has left a comment in Fr Whatsisnames post saying what a great video it is…and that is the ONLY reason i mention it!
okay, rant over.