Blogs are sites that people visit to gain information about various fields. They are often preferred to the static sites because of the personal feel they have to it. Unfortunately, some of the writers of these blogs hardly ever use their own words; instead they use the words of other writers. This beats the purpose of the blogs, since people mostly visit them to get the writer’s point of view, or for many others a personalized opinion of a certain topic.
There are a lot of duplicate content checker tools available across the internet for bloggers. It is advisable to check your content for plagiarism before making it public. A plagiarism checker helps to make sure that other websites are not copying your articles or blogs. A good plagiarism checker will provide URLs to resources that either you have copied for your blog or other websites copied from your work.
At PlagiarismDetection.org we do not agree with the writers who say they do not need a plagiarism check if they do not copy. Today it is very important to find who is copying your content on Internet, because an alien website can literally steal your SEPR. A duplicate content checker helps you with this. Yes, surely you can also use Google (copy and pasting your own content) to find who is copying your website, but it can become a mess when you want to search bulk web pages and it is not the best way to handle the task in the 21st century.
In the case of blogging sites owned by companies and newspapers, the bloggers are paid for their deft writing. In this case, if they are just stealing another person’s work then they should not be compensated for. Originality in writing is what draws people to these sites. They aim to pick the writer’s mind, and hopefully, learn something new. In our opinion, if the person chooses not to write their own work, then they should be punished for intellectual theft. This behavior is highly unprofessional and a critic who discovers the plagiarism could easily discredit the firm and, consequently, humiliate the writer. This transgression is highly abjured among writers.
Every writer takes pride in their own work, especially when they go through it and see that it is a hundred percent original. What’s even more gratifying is when you receive remuneration for it. However, when you get praised and paid for simply dubbing others’ work then there’s really nothing to be proud of. It is for this reason that we think they should be brought to some sort of justice.
The firms that hire these bloggers could enforce the idea of posting only their original writings by imposing fines for copied work, or they could use software that check for plagiarism before allowing the work to be uploaded. This could significantly reduce the chances of this occurring in the company’s blogs. Companies that usually rely on people’s views on blog include fashion magazines and designers among others.
In the cases where the bloggers are not hired by a firm or company, it could be a bit hard to determine whether the work has been plagiarized, or not, since most direct clients choose not to use a plagiarism checker. It can only be done if one of the readers had also read that same piece of writing elsewhere. In that case, they could disrepute the writer. There may not be adequate measures to prevent individual bloggers from posting plagiarized material as there are too many and the issue is on an international scope. This may only be controlled if it is in fact a company that is hiring these people to post the blogs.
However, due to the voluminous amount of material on the internet, it is plausible that two writers may have phrased a particular sentence in the same way. In this case, the plagiarism is unintentional. Even then, unintentional plagiarism could not result in more than 20% similarity between the two pieces of writing. 20% is in itself a high figure for unintentional plagiarism. The experts could come up with a lower figure that it closer to the facts. Therefore, a firm could make an allowance for the amount of plagiarism allowable, perhaps 10% reported by a plagiarism checker and any that is above that is fined. This could go a long way in ensuring that the bloggers remain as original as possible.
All in all, much as plagiarism is a highly loathed behavior in the field of blogging, one needs to understand that it may be unintentional and should therefore only penalize that which was clearly deliberate. However, in the case of personal blogs, controlling plagiarism may be a bit difficult.