How To Avoid Plagiarism When Writing Blog Posts

Why should a blogger even worry about plagiarizing somebody else’s work? Oh, there are a couple of reasons that I can think of:

Bloggers should avoid plagiarism when writing blog posts because it is illegal and unethical.

Plagiarism is using someone else’s work without giving them credit. Not only is this unethical, but it is also a violation of copyright law, which can lead to serious legal consequences.

Furthermore, plagiarism can also hurt a blogger’s reputation and credibility as a reliable source of information. By avoiding plagiarism, bloggers can ensure that their content is original and of high quality, which is essential for building an audience and establishing trust with readers.

What can plagiarizing cost a person?

The cost of a plagiarism lawsuit can vary greatly depending on the situation. In some cases, the person being sued may be required to pay the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and court costs, as well as any damages or fines that the court may impose. In other cases, the person being sued may be required to pay the plaintiff’s legal fees and court costs, as well as any lost wages and other compensation that the plaintiff may be due, such as punitive damages. If the person being sued is found to be guilty of plagiarism, they may also be required to pay a financial penalty and/or serve jail time.

How Can A Writer Avoiding Plagiarising Someone Else’s Work?

1. Make sure to cite any sources you use. Include the author’s name, the title of the work, and the publication date if applicable.

2. Use quotation marks around any sentence or phrases that are directly quoted from a source.

3. Paraphrase any information you use from a source, making sure not to copy the wording exactly.

4. Use your own ideas and words as much as possible and avoid relying on information from one single source.

5. Make sure to double-check your work for any accidental plagiarism.

6. Ask for help if you are unsure how to properly cite a source or use information from a source.

The reason that I have written this post today is because I have read several articles on several blogs where my plagiarism checker has indicated as much as 52% of plagiarized content and I want to try and be of some help to other writers who may not be aware of the problems that might be encountered even if the plagiarism was accidental or unintentional.

Having said all this, I want to emphasize that I am not a lawyer or a legal professional of any kind, and please do not rely on anything I have said here as fact. If you want the truth about anything that might have been said in this blog post you owe it to yourself to ignore me and to consult with an attorney to get the full story on the dangers and pitfalls of plagiarism.

    It’s All Alright Even If It Is All Bullshit
    I spent some time yesterday reading what the blogging experts had to say again and I always get frustrated when I read what the blogging experts have to say even though I am convinced that some of them do know what they are talking about.

    This blogging expert told me to write “Quality” stuff and advised me never to post multiple posts in a single day. He told me that if I post multiple posts in a single day I am going to irritate people and they will either never follow me or they will stop following me if they were following me,

    So I do a little checking on blogs such as “Huffington Post” and a few others and guess what I discovered. I found out that those blogs, all of which have thousands of readers each and every day without fail, post non-stop around the clock.

    And what is the definition of “Quality Material” that all the experts want us to post? Here is the definition that I found:
    “Quality material for blog posts means content that is informative, engaging, and well-researched. It should also be original, accurate, and free from grammar and spelling errors. Quality material should be tailored to the target audience and should be written with the intention of providing value and insight to the reader.”

    I came to my own conclusions after reading that. I concluded that:

    My blog posts are, in fact, informative. I am always informing people of what I think about things. In the process, I am looking to find other people who are willing to share with me how they feel about things. So I guess that for my niche I am informative as hell because there are few people in the world more opinionated than I.

    Engaging and well researched: I should be engaging as hell because I am eccentric enough to engage almost anyone with half a brain but the fact is that I operate from an intellectual center that draws on universal power and knowledge, and is, therefore, a few hundred cuts above the norm …in the area of conceptual genius, I would say … and maybe that turns some people off … I don’t know. I do know that I am a bird of a different hue and that those who like the unordinary and the disordinary should love the living hell out of me. Researching of course, is a non-starter because researching suggests a lot of work doing nothing more than reading what other people have to say and distilling it into something that fits my mold. Anybody can do that and, if the research is not obtained from biased sources, half of the people who should be reading my stuff wouldn’t read it anyway because a lot of humanity lives in an echo chamber and would not accept different views on issues under any circumstances.

    I am supposed to be writing stuff that is free from grammar and spelling errors too. Well, I use the spell checker so if there is a spelling error in my stuff then it is not my fault. As to errors in grammar, I have eight separate certificates from accredited educational institutions in English usage and I have a grammar checker at work on my blog so if there is a deficiency in grammar, again it is not my fault.

    According to the egghead experts, I am supposed to be writing stuff that is of some value and insight to my readers. With the depth of my knowledge base and my considerable experience in the field of communications and Journalism, the presence of value and insight in my blog posts should be academic.

    Like I say, if blogging is going to be a matter to working hard and paying strict attention to a million little details in order to be considered as successful, then I say it is not worth the time of day to sit at a keyboard and rack my brains. It has to be fun or it isn’t of any value at all. Good clean casual fun!

    In my opinion, that is what blogging should be.

    Are You Looking To Make Your Blog Better?

    Are you looking for ways to make your blog better? If so, you’re in the right place. I have been at the blogging game for more than Twelve years now, first on Blogger and lately on WordPress.com. In that period of time I have learned a few things and I have unlearned a few things. In the time that I have been blogging, the entire concept of blogging has undergone some changes. What worked well a few years ago doesn’t always work so well today.

    There is no doubt that blogging has become an essential part of online marketing but not everybody writes a blog to sell something. Some people write blogs because they love to write and want to express themselves. Other people write their blogs to share ideas and information with like-minded others. I am a casual blogger. I have nothing to sell. I just love to share my opinions about things with whoever might be interested. My blog is not big. It is small and it has a small but highly intelligent and loyal reader base. My blogging friends are who are important to me. My blogging friends lend light to my life.

    The main idea behind writing a great blog is to do everything possible to make your blog as effective as you can possibly make it. It is not difficult. I can safely say that if you write and keep on writing .. always persevering and never quitting .. you will eventually acquire an audience of people who, for whatever the reason, enjoy the things that you write about. It takes time to build an audience so be patient. Just keep on writing your blog and I guarantee you that if you write it, someone will come along and read it. This may seem to be simplistic, but I can tell you from experience that it is true.

    Here are some tips to help you improve your blogging and get more out of it.

    1. Stick to a consistent schedule: Consistency is key when it comes to blogging. You should create a schedule and stick to it so that your readers know when to expect new content. This will also help you stay focused and organized.

    You do not have to write a blog post every day but you do need some sort of schedule so that potential readers will get an idea of when to tune in to your efforts. Some people blog several times a day and some blog once a week. Just be dependable. When readers look for you, they want you to be there.

    2. Use visuals: Visuals are an important part of blogging. Use images and videos to make your blog more engaging and help break up long blocks of text.

    I want to take a minute to talk about using pictures on your blog.

    You have to be careful where you find pictures and photos for your blog because of the danger involved with infringing someone’s copyrights. Copyright infringement can be an expensive proposition. So you need to find a source for images that you can feel comfortable using without infringing someone else’s work and possibly ending up in a lawsuit that can cost you big bucks.

    There are whole websites devoted to offering pictures, illustrations, and photographs that they claim are free to use without the possibility of running afoul of copyright laws. One such website is called “Pixabay” and you can look at it by following the following link:
    https://pixabay.com/

    There are many other tips about being a better blogger on the Internet. Just enter something like the following into GOOGLE and see the information that you can find. You will be amazed.