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Friday, September 3, 2010

Fake Blogs - BEWARE

You think you've seen it all and then along comes a fake blog. A blogger that copies and pastes your follower as their own and steals reviews word for word. It was point out by Belly Charms, and has since become a topic on facebook. The Blog I'm talking about is http://thestuffyouneedtoknow.blogspot.com/

Since people have caught on to her scam she replaced the fake following button with a real follower button a drastic drop from 2000 follows to 30 followers. People are requesting she take their posts down.

It is really sad and makes me mad. So many of us bloggers spend hours working on posts and good communications with companies. Building a blog is more than putting buttons up, it communication with your readers and helping others too. I've been blogging since 2008 and it's taken awhile to get to this point. Every blog starts some where, but the most important thing is to be real and honest.

Here are some facebook links so you can see what's been going on:

http://www.facebook.com/simplystacieblog?v=wall&story_fbid=150930101603344#!/posted.php?id=68378217588&share_id=150930101603344&comments=1#s150930101603344

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1832814102#!/profile.php?id=1832814102&v=wall&story_fbid=127913253922422&ref=mf

11 comments:

Mom2anutball said...

I seen that earilier on facebook, how crazy!
Her blog has been removed now!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

That's despicable.

Equilibrium Medspa said...

Her link is down.....

♥Cari♥ said...

Oh my god! That's disgusting! I really hope that it was just for show or something and not that she has actually been getting products. Reviewing products and blogging about it and keeping up with everything is hard work and people like her give all of us that do it right a bad name. ugh!

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Glad it was taken down, but every beware!

Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

This was just unbelievable - just when you think you've seen it all! Not only might she have been receiving these review products, but she copied every review. What a slap in the face to those who work so hard on their reviews...

It looks like her blog is gone now - thank goodness!

QueenB said...

that's just sickening. ugh. i saw the link to her blog earlier today and she had about 3posts. thats fraud!! applause for belly charms for catching this!!

Marsha said...

What is wrong with people? Couldn't she just start her own blog with her own thoughts? You know the scary part? She'll likely do it again under a new identity.

Belly Charms said...

Thanks for sharing. I am just so glad I figured it out before she scammed any one else. Glad she is gone!!

JamericanSpice said...

We were discussing this on facebook.

I guess she didn't like what was coming her way and hid her blog from public view.

There is no way that I think she deleted her blog. She'll just change it and set up shop somewhere else! But she'll be found!

Just despicable!

Nichol said...

It makes me so mad seeing this. Thank god her blog is now gone, so she either deleted or blogger did. She may make a new one though. You're right. We spend hours and hours on reviews, this shouldn't happen.