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 sacrifices 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 go.

Fast Forward to the year 2021

It's a dawn of a new day, and I've changed my mind since I wrote that five years ago.

The buzzword that's flying around now is "Curation." Curators find the best and relevant content and make it better.

There is an abundance of information all around you.

Robert Scoble, a tech blogger says, "A curator is an information chemist. He or she mixes atoms together in a way to build an info molecule then adds value to that molecule."

Everyone benefits if it's done right.

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 articles here and post them on your website and link the URLs back to this site.

Here are the rules curators follow.

  • Curate a portion of the article, but not the entire article.

  • Link back to the site with the URL of the content creator

  • All links must remain in the article.

  • No textual amendments are permitted. All rights reserved by the content creator.

  • It's your responsibility to make sure all links work and are directed back to the originator.

A curator saves readers time, adds value, and creates an experience that is entirely new.

Take the OATH and curate until your heart's content.

You don't have to rack your brain trying to be Original. There are only 171,476 words in the English language, 26 letters in the alphabet, 12 Musical Notes. Nobody's Original We all use the same words the words are just in the wrong order There's material all around you. Use it!

- 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."

Let the work of others inspire great ideas to curate and rewrite remarkable pieces.

Stephen Rosenbaum, the author of Curation Nation, said, "No longer is the owner of the distribution system the king of the castle. Today, curation is king."

Recommended reading: Curation Nation by Steven Rosenbaum Buy on Amazon If you buy any of the books or products mentioned on this site, I may earn a commission under Amazon's Affiliate Program.

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