A while back my dear blogger friend M posted about how her contents were plagiarized.Her post on Vishu sadya was flicked totally by another blogger.Despite asking that person to remove the contents,they remained there for a long time.I haven't checked it recently,so I don't know whether that content is removed.
A similar thing happened last week.M posted about how her posts or rather one particular post was plagiarized.I felt really bad for her and while commenting I saw an anonymous comment asking her how sure was she about the post and asking her whether her mom had plagiarized the recipe.First thing,I dislike anonymous commenters,hell,if you can't own up to what you say,keep quiet..shhh!!I reacted quite strongly to that comment as well as to the so called plagiarizer.
I was curious,so were a lot others to know who that person was.
While going through some more comments I saw the name of the recipe which supposedly was the one M was mentioning.I googled to see what the name brings up,got lots of links to several blogs-many of which I blog-hop and had trouble believing those people/bloggers would copy stuff without giving credit.But I left it at that.
Two days later,I got a comment on my post-which I didn't moderate and rejected promptly,giving me the exact link to the post with the bloggers name.As I said before,her's was one of the blogs I hopped on to and I couldn't believe it.I went through the whole post but I couldn't decide whether that post was copied or the contents were copied.There was another post on her blog where she said the recipe mentioned was her own and she has not copied it from anywhere.I felt bad for her for all the accusations thrown on her-though there were not any names taken anywhere.
But I wonder..M is not someone who would do all this for nothing.She is a very talented blogger who has posted some traditional and authentic recipes from Kerala.Of course one cannot say any traditional recipes are their own or created by them.But I also don't think that she would accuse someone without proper reason or proof as she says.
Food blogging is something we do out of a passion and love for it.So I hope these two bloggers sort it out on their own.Both of them are talented and gifted and I hope they continue posting many more delicacies.
And yes,any anonymous comments hereon would be promptly deleted.