Should I Be Offended No One Is Copying My Hubs All Over The Internet?
As most of you know, I have been a member of HubPages since 2006 and have a gazillion hubs (most of which were flagged for infractions of the new duplication, too promotional, we just don’t want THAT, and every other policy that has come into effect). As I acknowledged at the time, I completely understand and hold no grudge against HubPages as they strive to morph into the latest and greatest version of HubPages. So while it disturbs me a bit about some of my hubs being unpublished what bothers me more is reading other Hubbers write that they are having their stuff copied all over the Internet. Really?!? Another team I didn’t get chosen for? Ugh! Should I Be Offended No One Is Copying My Hubs All Over The Internet?
I’ll admit that the hubs that are probably being copied “all over the Internet” are probably more useful than mine. These are the hubs about how to grow a healthy child (or plant) or about doing something technical that you should probably have an expert handle for you but if you’re going to go ahead and try there’s an electrician who has always wanted to write who is going to break down for you how to completely re-wire your house without electrocuting the cat or something like that. My hubs have run the gamut from wondering what the woman in front of me was thinking by wearing that outfit to the reasons why I could never be a male prostitute. Probably not the kind of content people are looking for “all over the Internet” or to plagiarize for that Masters thesis they’re writing. Still, I’m a sensitive soul, I’m a little offended.
It’s not to say that my hubs don’t get viewed, in fact they get viewed quite often. For example, the one I wrote about Gay Baby Names gets viewed a lot, so does one I did exposing another gay myth – public restrooms not so hot. Still, I haven’t seen them republished “all over the Internet” like some of my fellow hubbers and it feels like a club I’d like to belong to but don’t meet the criteria for or something.
I knew when I started writing that I wanted to make people laugh and/or rile them up. I knew I would never make it to “celeb” hubber status because I wasn’t writing about celebrities or the intricacies of the financial ruin of Western Civilization. As one “fan” wrote to me (Guru-C whom I just adore) Scott, If laughter is the best medicine, then you are the best Jewish doctor I know. The first time I found you, I laughed so hard, the table shook, and often when I'm reading your prolific pages, my husband sees me giggling and nods knowingly, "It's your doctor". Wishing you blessings. High praise indeed and I’m so thankful for those who read me on a regular basis here as well as on my somelikeitscott.com website.
So just a small request to those of you who seem to better than Sherlock Holmes about finding copied content “all over the Internet” (this includes you, Hub Police)! If you find something of mine somewhere “all over the Internet”, please let me know. I don’t want to sue anyone. I’d just like to feel popular for a moment or two! Thanks!
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