Imitation is the Sincerest Form of A$$hole-ery

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess, Ashley of Mental Health @ Home and Fandango of This, That and The Other (which is a new blog to me, I guess proving that even the most ridiculous of circumstances can expand a fellow blogger’s audience?) have all posted recently about plagiarizing…well, pretty much everyone’s blogs. They are hosted on an Indian IP server under Digital Ocean. So, there’s very little anyone can do about it. If you want more details, check out Fandango‘s and Ashley’s posts.

You can check if your own blog has been reposted without permission on the site by going to the url listed. It likely will be if you use WordPress, but I’m not dignifying that plagiarizing site with a direct link served up to increase their traffic on my blog. (Also, I owe my Partner his, “I told you so” moment when he made me sign all my Where’s Whoopsies, “in case someone steals them.” The art from my Where’s Whoopsie’s got scraped right along with the stolen blog posts…)

Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery. It’s the sincerest form of asshole-ery. However, I have so many internal links to my own blog and my Glossary of Terms that that site’s bots – automated content scrapers – weren’t smart enough to remove effectively, that those plagiarizing assholes are probably ultimately doing more advertising for my actual blog as they attempt steal from it then I have ever done on my own. The irony (magnet) of it amuses me, as does the fact that my own stats have shown a noticeable bump in followers and views from India recently. even left in the links to my blog’s Glossary of Terms! So, thanks for the unintentional advertising, assholes?

That said, I will be following the herd in their sincere form of fight-backery for a bit and attaching an explicit notice to my blog posts that stealing my posts without my consent is…well, stealing. Stealing is not okay. It’s wrong, in fact. Any other affected bloggers who would like to post a similar warning on their blog posts as well can find the original image as designed by Fandango here.

For those new viewers redirected from, welcome to the original – and still best – Lavender and Levity. Happy to have you here reading my posts on my blog for as long as you don’t steal my work or keep on reading knowing that it is entirely plagiarized!

Also, for anyone wondering. TYG is apparently internet slang for “There You Go.” In light of that:

What should we say now when we finish doing our business, press the handle and flush it down?

“There you go..”

(Because is full of shit and we’re disposing of them in the manner that is most appropriate for what they are! Get it? Admittedly, this is not my best material, but I’ll just claim that’s because I’m saving my best for when I’m publishing to my site only, not that this was all I could come up with for a roast!)



5 thoughts on “Imitation is the Sincerest Form of A$$hole-ery

  1. The thing that annoys me is that they just don’t ask. I wouldn’t even care if they shared my posts as long as they shared them as is with links working and redirects to my real blog, but they didn’t even bother to notify me. Like you though, I noticed some of the stuff linked back anyhow.

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