Thanks to the excellent Margaret and Crystal at the DWG (The Derbyshire Writers Guild who are also hosted by Austen.com) for their immediate actions in contacting the domain host and convincing him to comply with my requests. I know of this through their correspondence and not from the domain host who has not deigned to contact me directly. So Gentle Readers, I feel like free woman again and am so greatful for your outpouring of support. Huzzah!
To all my legitimate readers of my blog through my RSS feed I thank you for your continued patronage and apologize for the change in format today from full post to summary only. The new format is not my first preference but my only immediate option. Unfortunately, the use of my posts by Austen dot com Blog without my consent has forced my hand.
I spend considerable time and effort to create the best possible posts I can to promote the reading of Jane Austen’s original novels and her modern day interpretations. It is not my goal to make money from this blog so why should someone else profit from my efforts and skills through thievery? If this was an occasional offense I might over look it, but they have consistently used my posts for over four months on their commercial blog that is packed with Google ads and other unsuspecting news feeds on Jane Austen. They have never contributed an original post to their blog. Everything is lifted from me and news feeds. Why I am the only blog that they chose to hijack is a mystery since I am far from being the most famous or heavily visited. I have asked them politely several times to stop to no avail. I am now taking more aggressive measures.
Please do not visit them because of this announcement. It will only make them richer. Just about everything you have seen here for the last four months you will find there, so there is no point.
My profuse apologies to my readers who actually click through and visit me here. I’m so sorry you have to see this, but it is the only way to inform everyone.
Cheers, Laurel Ann
© 2010 Laurel Ann Nattress