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No News Is, Well, No News.

Thanks to all of you out there who reached out to me in various wonderful ways after I wrote my last post. I very much appreciate the comments, the shares of my post, the texts, the phone calls, the Facebook messages, and everything else. I have spent the last two days alternating between anger and exhaustion over the whole thing, yet I am still able to tell myself that this is a First World Problem, and that it will eventually work itself out.

I don’t have any news yet. In this case, no news isn’t good news; it’s just no news. I have sent additional information to Feedburner and am hoping to get a response from them and Blogger soon, though everything I’m hearing from everyone who’s ever had to deal with this indicates that this is going to be a long road that may take months. Getting Feedburner to wipe that old feed completely clean is my top priority by a long shot. I’m beyond furious that it was not actually permanently deleted as I thought it was when Feedburner gave me the prompt, “Are you SURE you want to delete this feed? This action cannot be undone.”

I did take one step forward yesterday (go me!). My plagiarist used a picture of J in one of the posts. (The picture appeared in the original post too; it wasn’t random.) I was able to find it in my Picasa web album and delete it from there so it no longer shows up on “her” blog (if she’s really a “her”). Of course, it also won’t show up on THIS blog in that same post but I’m okay with that. I can always reinsert it later. I know this doesn’t prevent screen shots, etc. and I know there could be ten other sites with my copyrighted material on it, but THIS is the one I know about and THIS is the one I can act on. I can’t worry about those things I don’t know.

I’ll keep you updated if I have a monumental breakthrough; otherwise, back to business as usual around here tomorrow!

Thanks again for your support, friends. It makes me smile.

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  • Tara R. February 21, 2012, 8:05 am

    It shouldn’t be this difficult to shut down an obvious plagiarizer.

    • Melisa February 22, 2012, 6:50 am

      I know, right? We need some internet police.

  • Liz February 21, 2012, 8:11 am

    I just don’t understand it. What is Blogger’s problem?!?

    • Melisa February 22, 2012, 6:51 am

      Not sure. That seems to be the million dollar question!

  • DaddysFishBowl February 21, 2012, 3:46 pm

    Wow, that is so crazy!!! I’ve never even thought about plagiarism of blogs before, thanks for opening my eyes. Sucks that it had to be in this way though.

    I hope everything gets worked out swiftly! If not, I’ll lead the pitchfork mob and we’ll hunt this person down and make them cry and say sorry (not necessarily in that order)

    • Melisa February 22, 2012, 6:52 am

      Only ONE of the reasons why I like you. πŸ™‚

  • Toni February 21, 2012, 8:17 pm

    All of this makes me so nervous. I think I need to be more serious about my uploading of pictures and such. πŸ™

    • Melisa February 22, 2012, 6:52 am

      Yeah, you just never know… oy vey!

  • Momo Fali February 21, 2012, 10:01 pm

    What a nightmare. I’m sorry you have to deal with this!

    • Melisa February 22, 2012, 6:53 am

      Thanks. xo

  • Kate February 25, 2012, 7:14 pm

    Explain to me what she’s getting out of plaigarizing your posts? Beyond trying to be awesome like you…I just don’t get it. Plaigarizing is a particular top beef of mine. I have many of them but it ranks right up near the top.

    • Melisa February 26, 2012, 10:04 am

      Well, money. I think the people that do this need to have something written that is on the website so that people who do searches will be brought there, and the website has ads on it (the number of page views is important when you’re trying to make money off of ads…). Big beef of mine, too! GRRR!

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