What a strange title.
What do you mean that I could be possibly be working for free and not know it? That’s impossible you say.
Let me introduce you into the darker side of being a blogger or blog owner.
Things you may want to know…
Over 50% of reporters look at blogs. Well, they are just getting some ideas you say. Yes, that maybe partly true, but not so fast….
Quote from a reporter “I can take any information from a blog, transform it into a story with my own words and the blogger would never know the difference.” So here you are posting stuff, commenting about everything, chatting to fellow bloggers and having a great time. And…in the background lurks the reporter who may be transforming words into tomorrows news. A sentence here, a sentence there. There is one big difference though, the reporter gets paid, the blogger doesn’t. This is how you can be working for free and don’t know it.
What you can do….
Nothing much, as it would be very hard to prove unless someone used a lot of your words, word for word. But…at least you are aware that it can and does happen sometimes. Does every reporter do this? Probably not, but there is almost a million reporters worldwide, so you never know who may be doing what, when and in what country.
Think twice before publishing something in cyberspace.