Since I’m a writer (I guess you can call me that, I write here don’t I?) I have multiple blogs that I deal with. One of which is a food/restaurant review blog where I review local eateries and post tasty recipes that I enjoy.
I thought I’d give HubPages a try, since people like it and sometimes even get paid for writing on it. I didn’t think I’d get paid for writing on it since my writing sucks, but it was a way to get just slightly more views for my stuff than if I hadn’t written there.
So far I have 3 entries on my Hub there, all copied from my Blogger blog. After all, if I’m writing a piece, why not post it everywhere that I can?
Recently I wrote a piece about a Chili place that I used to love going to but after a firing fiasco where every one of the reasons I went there was fired, it totally sucks. I posted it on my regular blog and then copied it over to my Hub. It wasn’t published. Instead, I got this warning on it when I logged in to find out what happened.
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What the fuck? I’m not allowed to post something I WROTE on HubPages if I’ve posted it somewhere else. So what about my three other posts there that have all been posted elsewhere? And I’m not allowed to contact them and tell them that I’ve copied MY work? So what the fuck am I supposed to do, rewrite it just because HubPages think they’re THAT special? Fuck them.
I went to my email to see if I got a confirmation on the email I sent them, which was basically just me going the fuck off on them and they had already sent me an email telling me basically the same thing, which only pissed me off more.
So what am I going to do? I’m going to give them a chance to respond just so I can see what kind of bullshit they’re going to give me and then I’m deleting my account there, which I told them I was going to do. Fuck them and the horse they rode in on. I don’t need their publicity that god damned bad. I’d rather have no readers than deal with that bullshit. I can’t copy my own work, FUCK YOU.