Internet writing is so different. Does fear of copying enter into the picture? What other factors?
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If you are an honest writerm, one doing it for the right reasons, you wouldn't need to copy another's work
In my opinion its how you also get better
I remember that incident, and that is one of the reasons I asked this question.
But you're only in direct competition with her if you're both targeting the exact same keyword/phrase. I continue to share ideas and help new writers. And I continue to get new ideas and receive help from others. Karma in action!
Somewhere in the world of publishing and copyright there is an old rule that says your ideas are your intellectual property and they should not just be given away.