Blogging is not that easy as it looks from outside. Once you explore it yourself you will come to know that it is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. But if you blog with a proper approach then you won’t face much problems. But if you start a blog just by reading some fancy story of “How I made $10k from blogging”, your blog and even you will reach nowhere. This has become like a trend today. Thousands of blogs are being created on a daily basis of which only 2-3 blogs are worth reading. And in this madness of ‘earning $10k per month’ they are left short of ideas. This is the point where all this copy content from other blogs take place. Today I will tell you about some unseen aspects of this very topic.
Why a Blogger Copies ? What Happens After That ??
Some dumb people, just for the sake of posting on their blogs, copy full articles from others blogs. They don’t think that the owner of the host blog might have done some serious work to just create that post. Such people think that copying the most popular article from the successful blogs will give them high traffic and some search engine ranking. But they don’t know that search engines are much more smarter than such copy-cats. Search engines are able to differentiate between what’s original and what’s duplicate. Even if a blog gets some high amount of traffic, then also he won’t be able to earn a good amount of money. All the biggest monetizing programs demand quality content and don’t accept blogs not fitting in this criteria. Thus the dream of making “$10k per month” is shattered.
A different Perspective of Plagiarism (Copying From other Blogs)
Now let’s see upon it in a different way. A blogger, no matter how successful he is, at last he is a human. And we all know humans are not perfect. Our brains cannot produce new ideas everytime. And if you are the only author of your blog, this will be the greatest hurdle between you and your success. At this time, impatient people are bound to make mistakes like copying from other blogs. If a blogger wants to embrace the success than he should not produce content that is already posted somewhere else. So what he should do at such crucial time?? Simple, give the due credits. If you have liked some post on other blogs and want to share it then you should give the credits to its original author. Any author would never object to this thing. Make this as a habit. It will never harm you, it has never harmed anyone.
I will tell you something. A few days back, I was reading an article on Problogger and I saw that Darren Rowse has used a quote from a post on other blog. He even gave credits of a simple quote to its original author. And I am telling you to give the credits of a post. See around the biggest blogs, you will always find the credit links in the posts, maybe in the beginning or at the end. Some great bloggers are also providing credit links to even the images used. This is not possible if you are using Google images as you won’t know which one is original. Even I use Google for images as it is easy. But I emphasize on using Flickr or anything similar for images.
Always give the credits to the original author. You will take a few minutes to copy the article which might have been produced after some serious researching and hard work. So never copy. If you like the idea of the post, write it on your blog in your own words and don’t forget to provide the credit link. I hope that this might have proved helpful to you guys. Happy Blogging :D
Arbaz Khan is a passionate blogger who loves to write about technology updates, social media, blogging and computers on his own blog TechBreach.net