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The Oath

The Oath

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By M Le'Mont

This post is for bloggers, writers, authors and other people of interest that want to take a stand against content raiders.

What if everyone had to take an oath before writing a post or entering and exiting a website.

I solemnly swear, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help me God.

To the average person that would be nonsense, but for content raiders who steal information it may slow down their roll.

Now I don't mean to impugn the character of anyone so if the shoe doesn't fit, don't wear it, but if you keep reading, you may find it beneficial.

I am a big believer that there is nothing new under the sun; every thought or idea is proceedeth by one before it.

However, to blatantly steal an article on a website without rewriting or improving an "original" piece and claiming you are the "originator" is dead wrong.

It takes hundreds of hours and sacrifice to write every day and create media assets that most people are not willing to do.

And to let content raiders come and steal freely is a sin against humanity. Well, that may be stretching it a bit, but you get the point. With today's technology, you can track down and find the culprits.

I wish everyone had an attorney like the one I've got, who I believe must have been a Pit Bull in a previous life, he chases people down and never let's go.

Fast Forward to the year 2016

It's a dawn of a new day, and I've changed my mind since I wrote what you've just read--written 3 years ago.

Today, it's all about Curation–even Wordpress has an app called 'My Curator' Target-info.com Sharing information and getting your stuff on as many platforms as possible is paramount. So if you want to beef up your site with some useful, intriguing content, then curate a portion of any article here and post it on your website.

Here are the rules that you must follow.

See examples of articles that I've curated on this site titled, M LeMont Recommends.

1. Curate a portion of the article but not the entire article.

2. Add this to the end--Read full story: Add the URL to the article directing the reader back to MLemont.com

3. All links must remain in the article.

4. No textual amendments permitted. All rights reserved by WH Bone Publishing and M LeMont.

5. It's your responsibility to make sure all links work and are directed back to MLeMont.com

6. It would be nice if you would send me a message and let me know what article you curated. Hit the blue Contact Us button at the top right corner of the page.

Now here's what you should not do, so we can remain friends and go out one day, and have a Bud together.

It is not okay to post an article in its entirety, or have inoperable links, or remove MLeMont's name or any part of the text--even typos & profanity must stay. That's crossing the line, and you'll hear from me asking you to remove the article.

Hey, I know I'm not for everybody and that's okay, there are other websites that you can curate that may be more suitable for your taste.

This post was hard for me to write because an author's greatest desire is to have his work read, shared, and appreciated by many.

- Francis Ford Coppola said it best.

"We want you to take from us. We want you, at first, to steal from us because you can not steal. You will take what we give you and will put it in your own voice, and that's how you will find your voice, and that's how you

begin. Then one day someone will steal from you."

So let the work of others inspire great ideas to write remarkable pieces. You have GREATNESS inside you.

I will make you famous if you make me famous...but don't steal, curate a portion with all links and text unaltered.

And, by the way, if you want a website like this one Click here.

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