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How To Protect Your Blog, by Hugh Roberts


Excellent advice.

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Hugh Roberts is a true blogging friend.  Not only an extremely generous and warm-hearted soul, Hugh is exceptionally clever about the nuts and bolts side of blogging.  When I discovered my posts plagiarized by an Aussie web site a few weeks ago, Hugh immediately offered support, a healthy dose of shared outrage, and then some very practical advice.

Loyal readers and I had a number of good conversations after that episode through the comments, emails, and even some phone calls.  It heightened our awareness of how vulnerable our work remains when published online.  That is when I invited Hugh to write a guest blog for Forest Garden, giving solid technical support to help all of us with things like watermarks,widgets, disclaimers, and copyrights.  February 20, 2015 hearts 004

Hugh has come through in fine style, and I hope you will enjoy his guest blog post today:


How To Protect Your Blog


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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

9 thoughts on “How To Protect Your Blog, by Hugh Roberts

  1. Great ideas, Tess (and Hugh). Lots of new material to think about.


    • New information all the time. Glad to spread it around. We all need to be in the know right?
      After the last reblog about maybe pirates,A friend of mine, who hasn’t sold even one book at Amazon, saw three copies of her book on eBay. What the HECK is going on?


  2. Thanks Tess – it was a very interesting read. The question I always have when I read about stolen content is … how do people discover it? It is always just by accident? Is there a way to search for plagarism?


  3. Thanks for sharing this excellent post from Hugh! I’m sharing and taking heed! Pronto! 🙂


  4. Unless there are many thousands of dollars involved and and provable measurable damages copyright or anything similar is very little protection at all. A copyright lawyer probably wants a $5,000 retainer just to listen to get started and may not even take the case without the fore mentioned possibilities. Not much we can do about it. One thing we can do is lambaste the thief on social media. Another is to make a post exposing the theft and leave the person’s name as a tag.