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What's with the advertisement, you ask? Oh, that's just me having a little fun at someone else's expense. You see, for several months now, a certain website has been hijacking my blog's RSS feed and presenting my daily entries as articles written for their site. The idea is to plump up their site's content in order to draw more visitors so they can make more money selling ad space. They use my post titles and my writing and even my photographs without ever attaching my name to any of the "borrowed" material.
Since they copy all of my posts, I decided they could jolly well advertise my book for me: I designed the first half of this entry to appear as though the offending site is endorsing A FAMILY FOREVER. They usually truncate the articles, so their readers won't see this explanation unless they click on the link to read the entire article. Of course, the thieves might catch on to my little trick and manually delete this post from their site. But I'll have already had a good laugh on them.
I'll let you know what happens.
Update: 3:00a.m. EST (Yes, I'm up late.)
As soon as the RSS feed went out, they snagged it. Want to see it? I'm not going to link to the site or even print its name, because they might stumble across it in a Technorati search, but here's a clue: Take the Xs out of the following and type what's left in your browser window:
If you don't see my post on the main page, you'll find it under "Articles and Features."
Update: 11:30a.m. EST
A March 23 article at ConsumerAffairs.com addresses this copyright infringement issue and explains why I can't stop it. The site mentioned in the article is the same one that's lifting my material.
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