- Each creator, author and even blogger can battle at instances with difficulties looking for one thing to put in writing about, however when you’re feeling nice about publishing a guide, three compilations and over 220 weblog publish for myself and others, in little over a yr, you’ll assume I ought to be blissful, however I’ve been so dissatisfied and annoyed that the previous couple of weeks I may barely write.
As I sit right here in my bed room looking the window, I take into consideration the final 30 years of being a life coach mentor creator and issues I’ve finished in my life and the way many individuals I’ve helped navigate their very own lives and surprise why I’m scuffling with this a lot.
However the final six weeks have introduced me some aggravations and disappointments not likely with myself, however with conditions with my weblog, my guide Shaken Goals, and my compilations from When Angels converse, The 52 Weeks of Gratitude Journal and the Kindness Crusaders.
Earlier than I start to inform you this chain of occasions, I have to first level out that ALL of my writings together with my weblog are copyrighted, so in the event you see this on one other weblog apart from mine, Hollysbirdnest.com, it has been pirated, please ship me an electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a few months in the past I started to share my tales, together with the entire first chapter from my guide Shaken Goals, I used to be excited and blissful as I hoped that sharing that I might encourage others who would possibly profit from my work with an opportunity to see in the event that they want to learn extra of it.
Most of my articles on my weblog are my very own life experiences, and sharing over 30 years of life teaching and mentoring lots of of people and households, particularly the multigenerational and well being posts. My recipes are my method of sharing my love of cooking and baking, principally, I didn’t have what others name a ” area of interest”… My weblog is a “life” weblog, everybody has so many pursuits of their life and I simply didn’t need to give attention to one factor… I believe that’s the reason so many bloggers get “Weblog Fog”, nothing to put in writing about, or they get bored!
So plainly at the least 4 different web sites have been copying my weblog posts, together with my revealed work on their very own blogs, together with my footage, and even my pins which have my identify on them.. At first I believed, WOW they’re sharing my weblog posts till I observed the creator of their posts, was not me… It was somebody completely different and if somebody pinned off my their web page, in fact the pins took the readers again to their web page…Not mine!
The primary time I discovered this out I used to be so indignant. How may anybody steal my work from revealed books, put their identify as creator on their weblog, and these are nonetheless promoting in bookstores and on Amazon they usually thought they may get away with it?!?
I WAS ABOUT TO FIND OUT…
It didn’t take me lengthy to electronic mail and paper mail them a stop and desist orders, explaining that they have been illegally utilizing supplies that have been copyrighted. As it’s possible you’ll recall, I used to be coping with 4 completely different web sites and came upon that each one of them had the identical internet hosting firm, an organization within the UK, I can’t share their identify due to authorized ramifications.
I filed a grievance on all of them and requested a DMCA which is The Digital Millennium Copyright Act it was applied in 1998, a United States copyright legislation that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Mental Property Group. It was meant to criminalize the manufacturing and dissemination of expertise, gadgets, or providers supposed to avoid measures that management entry to copyrighted works.
I hoped this might cease the felony habits, however after I acquired an electronic mail from the internet hosting firm, reminding me they’re a UK firm and they’re going to focus on it with their buyer… principally telling me good luck they’re paying us to host them.
After the primary electronic mail I acquired, I emailed once more for a follow-up, no response, from the internet hosting firm or web sites, and weeks of them stealing extra of my work, I went in and left feedback on each bit that was in revealed books they usually modified out phrases, like on this image… and eventually, a response… They emailed me to say it’s now not an actual copy they usually have the precise to do as they please.
Now I nonetheless have no idea how they obtained my pins and media as a result of I’ve every little thing blocked, no right-clicking on my weblog, and the way they came upon so shortly after I would publish as a result of I set my electronic mail letters to my readers to exit at 1:00 am and all the time revealed hours earlier than, however they might have precise copies up inside 30 minutes. That is nonetheless a thriller to me!?!
I’m nonetheless struggling to get assist and since these web sites are from completely different international locations, two of the web sites are from India, one from the Philippines, and the opposite one was an Amercan LLC going via an in another country host, which they’ve since eliminated all of my work, and as of this week, the positioning is shut down. ! down three to go…
I needed to share this with you as a result of I’ve misplaced part of my ardour, and pleasure. After I began this weblog I needed to assist households that have been coping with completely different multigenerational household struggles, particularly after my 9 years of my husband coping with a continual sickness and the way, as a household, and particularly myself dealt with it!
Shaken Goals grew to become a Bestselling Guide on Amazon the day it was launched.. however that’s not laborious to do in the event you promote in a class that there’s not loads of books. So I suppose due to my very own disappointment within the gross sales of my story, over the past yr, after which to produce other folks stealing it… I’ve been in a real weblog fog… I really like to put in writing and assist others I hope the fog clears quickly!
Misplaced and hoping to get myself out of this case.. after which a bit virus caught our world off guard. Grateful that my household was secure. I discovered a strategy to share a few of my ideas… they usually have been nonetheless copying them and sharing them!
In order you may see after months of asking, requesting, and even demanding did nothing. So I’m going to need to let go of what I can’t management and hope that this helps others to appreciate generally it doesn’t matter what we will we cannot management every little thing, even when we expect we should always be capable of!
The world is an enormous place and never everybody lives by the identical guidelines! I’m hoping to get my mojo again to the place I used to be, and people of you which have despatched me messages to see if I used to be okay…. I actually admire your kindness and needed to share with you what was happening!