Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.
This is a very minor peeve, but that’s OK. Feel free to respond with peeves large or small. Mine’s about these bloggers who randomly link to my posts, which should be fine, right? I assume some/all of you are experiencing this as well. We link to each other’s posts, but that’s when we’re doing prompts or otherwise interacting within the community. That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about these RANDO bloggers who grab a post (they do it properly with only a snippet of the post and a link back to the original) without comment or further interaction. When I visit their site, there are never any comments or likes on any posts, just a series of unrelated linkages to other bloggers’ posts. And there is no theme to the posts they grab; everything is labeled “uncategorized.” I don’t know what their purpose is; it doesn’t even look like they’re selling anything or trying to get followers. I know there has to be a purpose, probably monetary, but what? They aren’t breaking the rules like that other site a few years ago, and they certainly don’t bug me as much as freaking Internet Archive with their creepy web shots, but still. Why are they doing this?
Yes, I wrote to a couple and they took down the posts, but it keeps happening with new bloggers. I suppose I should just forget about it, but hey peeve time. Actually, I wrote to another one Sunday evening asking him why he’s linking to me (I think he has a few posts of mine up now). This guy has left a couple comments, but still I find it weird. We’ll see if he replies. Again, these bloggers are not stealing content like that other site ~ they’re just randomly linking back.
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