I’d like to apologize to all of you – because of my failure to be diligent, I made a huge mistake that could have been far worse if a reader hadn’t been cool enough to alert me.
I received what I thought was an original guest post, which my subscribers and visitors saw this morning. Little did I know that it was actually a post from the great Seth Godin’s blog, with a different title and some changes in the wording and formatting.
I’d like to laugh this off as an honest mistake, but I have a hard time believing that someone would go to the trouble of pasting portions of another blog post and changing the title if they simply wanted to share the original article. I am so offended and disgusted, I don’t even know what to say.
I would NEVER condone plagiarism or ripping off another blogger. The offending post has been removed and I will no longer accept guest posts unless they come from a blogger I know and trust.
Again, my apologies to all of you and especially to Seth Godin (not that he would ever know that this happened). Sometimes I forget that integrity is a relative term. But I won’t forget again.