Friday, January 14, 2011

just what a fat girl needs...


Cakes and Ale, on my fridge.  Sweet delicious cakes and yummy beer mocking me daily. 

I kid, I kid. I managed to make it onto Ian's postcard mailing list which means I get a postcard from him once a month.  It's no secret I overtweet him and I think he's all kinds of awesome, but that's just because he is, so I was thrilled when he added me to his postcard list as a late, last minute addition.  I wasn't sure what to expect but was excited to receive my very first postcard from him this month.  I have no idea where he found such neat cards but I love it, it's so cool!!  I won't share the message with you, you'd have to get on the list but it was totally fun and he has excellent penmanship!  I promised to send him a card in return and the ideas are spinning but I can't talk about it here cause he occasionally reads my gibberish.

Speaking of my gibberish.  This blog has been a really fun (I'm saying fun alot today) endeavour for me but I'm no writer, I know this and I'm ok with it.  I think part of my 'charm' (shutup!  hahah) is that it's just me, bad grammar and all.  I try to tell a story as if I'm actually talking to you and in the end I really just want to make you laugh, with me, not AT me (john).  The other day I was checking my stats and alot of people end up on my blog by googling 'she said i need a goal', so, I googled it.  Imagine my surprise when I wound up on a quit smoking website which had copied my entire post from Jan 7, word for word.  They didn't advise me they were posting it or credit me at all.  I have to say that if my story about quitting smoking can help anyone then I'm more than happy to share but as a matter of etiquette shouldn't they at least tell me they are going to use it?  If they had emailed me saying they wanted to post it on the site I would have been beyond thrilled but this just left me feeling deflated and slightly violated.  I emailed them about it and haven't heard back.  I know by putting it out there on the net it's public and it's definitely not worth getting my knickers in a knot, I was just a bit surprised and disappointed. 

In other news, not much is going on with me.  I'm still looking for my mojo, it's here, then gone, then here, then gone.  I have a long swim to do this weekend, apparently I'm making up time or something silly and I have been told to swim 'with intensity'.  I will do some time on the trainer and get out and run too cause why do 1 sport when you can do three!  ah what the hell, may as well throw a strength session in there too. 

Have a great weekend! 

That's all I got....

15 comments:

My Boring Triathlon Blog said...

Here's your problem, you didn't put this on your blog like they did


"How To Quit Smoking - All rights reserved"

Now if you had this on your blog, they wouldn't have "stolen" your words....yea right!

Imitation = flattery

She said I need a goal said...

MBTB you are right , I didn't post that but I DO have 'this is my stuff' at the bottom of the blog (I do, go check).

It's true, I am trying to focus on the positive side and hope that someone else liked reading it.

Ian said...

Glad you liked it. Each postcard is different as is each message on the back for everyone.
I already have next months lined up for you!
Get that mojo going; you don't want to wake up with me on your porch at 4am singing. Haha.

She said I need a goal said...

hey diddle diddle!! I mean Hi Ian! I'm faking the mojo til my brain catches up, you'll get your swim on Sunday. :)

I have to admit, it might almost be worth it to see you singing on my porch.. hahahaha

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I want cake now, thanks

ShutUpandRun said...

They stole your stuff. They owe you. Should pay you in cake and ale. Seriously, who does that w/o even letting the author know?

Barefoot Neil Z said...

It's called scraping. They are internet bots and they are set up to pull anything in the intertube with certain keywords that they specify. Not much you can do.

deebeecee said...

Doesn't matter if you posted it on your blog publicly or not, they're still your words, and yes they need to at the very least credit you for their use. I agree that it probably was a bot, but the principal is the same, they need to credit you or remove the post. Depends on just how far you want to go with it, but here is some good info to start with:

http://blogger-hints-and-tips.blogspot.com/2010/10/copyright-blogs-and-bloggers.html

Jason said...

It is not right that they put it on their site like that without your knowledge. The web has become like the Wild West in that regard.

Now sit back, enjoy the post card although it will not taste as good as actual cake and ale but hey you got it.

Have a great set of training sessions. I'll be thinking of you when I am pounding out a 3 hour ride on Sunday on the trainer.

Pamela Hutchins said...

Sometimes what's funny is they'll pull your post because the bot thinks it fits and it doesn't and they look like goobers. I've ended up on some weird sites. But, it does get people back to YOUR blog...

Julie said...

That's pretty crazy! I would probably not worry about it to much but you would think they could at least link back to your blog or something!

Bryan Payne said...

A, I agree, they shouldn't have used it without your permission or without giving credit to you.

For fun, send them an email saying you are going to sue them and for a pack of smokes you'll let them use it. haha

B

JohnP said...

Yup I'm laughing at you! :) It's ok to steal other peoples stuff on the interwebz. I thought that was the whole point! :)

Julie said...

Just wanted to let you know that like it or not I just awarded you the Stylish blogger award over on my blog. :)

Kirk (MyBestTri) said...

That is kinda rude. They should give you credit or link to your site.