Those Traditions and Superstitions
When one has been brought up by "oldtimers" one finds themselves immersed in tradition and superstition. I grew up in a very large old house, that had one time belonged to a sea captain. I grew up with my great grandparents, my grand parents and of course my mom and dad.
I guess before we all became much more "informed" we had people believing in all sorts of nonsense. Don't go out one door and come in another.... if you see a single crow, it's bad luck, never hang a horseshoe upside down, for the luck will fall out... and it goes on.
When I was growing up, it seems that every other day I was being introduced to some new superstition. It was getting so bad, I'm surprised I actually left the house! So today finds us at the 13th, on a Friday! Now i did beleive in all the old superstitions, but as I grew older and more "wiser" I came to laugh at many of them, and others, found utter nonsense. Besides, if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all!
FAKES AND THEIVES
So here we are, all trying to get by, most doing it the right way, and low and behold we have those who always seem to take the easy way, until they get caught. I'd been reading a post today, by someone who was stating the old poor mes... seems they thought they'd been treated unfairly by a vote buying system. They paid their dime, but didn't get their time, so to speak. Well after investigating a little, I saw the reason why.
The basis of most of their posts were recipes that they had copied and pasted. Now the one thing about recipes, is it's very hard to claim plagiarism. So many recipes are created, and so many pretty well the same. Yet copying and pasting is far from original material. I've posted recipes myself, and I can say they were original, they were my own creations, but I just bet someone, somewhere, has created the same thing, or something very close to them.
I also did something today I've never done before, I unfollowed someone. I did so, when I finally realized that almost all of their posts were copy and paste articles. Posted in entirety! You see it is quite common for someone to post a snippet from an article, but then create a link back to the original article. Posting an article in its entirety is stealing.
VENTING CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR SANITY!
One good thing about blogging, is it gives us an outlet to vent now and then, I actually do it quite often. After all, why would I bitch and moan to my loved ones, (usually the reason I'm bitching and moaning in the first place) when I can bitch and moan to strangers, and not have to hear about it for years after! Now there is a HUGE difference between venting and begging! When I see posts begging for money, or for upvoting, or for likes... my blood pressure rises. These posts all start the same, ...I really hate to do this but... Well then DON'T! If you hate to, stop. Besides, most times these are from people who are trying to scam us. If you comment these posts negatively, first they try to jump down your throat, then they have all the usual excuses. They have done this so often, they anticipate every response, and have all the usual excuses just waiting and ready. Don't fall for these scammers, the best thing you can do, is tell them to take on another job, even if they tell you they have 3 jobs now... yup, they have 3 jobs now, and all 3 are trying to scam people.
So hear I sit, once again waiting for the internet tech guy to come and try to fix my intermittent internet. I ordered this service on March 2nd, and it has yet to work right. It's on and off, all day. just writing this post I lost paragraphs that had to be rewritten, becaus eit cuts out before the work has had a chance to be saved!
I actually had work I would get paid for today, but nope, I have to stay here and wait for a guy that was here already and told me everything was fine... I'm hopeful this time it will be fixed, but I won't be holding my breath!