Good News…No Need to Read My Blog
You no longer have to come to Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog in order to read it. You can now read Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog HERE .
…And the best part…You don’t even have to know what you are reading is from the Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog.
…because they use my copy and don’t attribute it to me. Isn’t technology great!!
WineOnlineDirect.com appears to be a wine blog with pretty good wine information, if don’t say so myself. It imports posts from other blogs as its own copy. On the front page it has the first paragraph of its imported posts from other wine blogs. You can read the rest by clicking on the title of the post. No where on this page does it mention the blog from which the post was….taken.
When you load the page with the entire post you see down at the bottom of the page, in small, light grey type, "originally posted by Tom Wark"…with a link to Fermentation.
WineOnlineDirect.com has one purpose in life: shove as many GoogleAds as possible on to one page and collect as much money as possible from click throughs.
Am I off my rocker thinking I should be getting a cut of this income??
As I mentioned in another post a few days ago, I recently made the mistake in another forum of using someone else’s copy without attributing it to them. Dumb!! However, in my defense, I did not set up a money making venture based on stealing their copy then trying to hide a fleeting reference to them. Color me proud? No. Color me honest.
Wineonlinedirect.com is run by a company called Eyeball Farm out of Sacramento. They are an online pay-per-click ad firm. The firm is run by a gentleman named Jim Bonfield. I was thinking about writing to Jim ([email protected]) to ask why he was trying to pass off my work has his. Or at least to ask him to place a prominent link to FERMENTATION on the front of his website where my posts show up so prominently. Maybe someone else will do that.
Instead I thought I’d take this moment to merely reiterate how cool it is that folks like Tim at WineCast, Jamie at Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog, Gene at Seattle Wine Blog and all the other bonafide bloggers work so hard to pump out good information and viewpoints on the world of wine. These are honest attempts to inform their readers and feed their own passions rather than being….well…being similar to the WineOnlineDirects of the world.
For those of you interested in a very good example of how to use other people’s blogs to help people get info while making sure attribution is given to the blogger check out WineLifeToday and AlaWine .