Sadly there are thieves who are stealing content from bloggers, myself included, from our feeds. And you are going to hate this, and trust me I hate it even more, but from now on I have to start truncating my feeds. This means if you are reading my blog in a reader, you will have to click over to my actual site to read my posts. I know it’s inconvenient, I do. I get mad when I come across a blog in my reader that has truncated posts that I have to click over to read it. But now I get it.
Those sites are called scraper sites–where they copy your entire post through your feed and paste it on their site. It makes their site look like they have all this great content and pretty pictures, but actually it’s not. It’s OUR hard work on other people’s sites and it should be outlawed. These “scraper” sites are actually making money off of copying and pasting blogger’s posts. And then people are even pinning MY images from those sites and I get no credit whatsoever. I have to protect my content because I work hard and I don’t like having things stolen from me. And having my feeds truncated will prevent them from scraping my entire blog posts through RSS reader.
I’m begging you to please not hate me. I know it might be hard though. I know you all are busy and don’t have time to click over all the time. I hope you understand and I hope you will stick with me. Thanks for all of your support and going through “the change” with me.
I just wish Google would shut down any and all scraper sites. Ugh.