Hey fellow bloggers and readers. Some of you may have seen some of my tweets about IMM, and the previous post about Kristi at The Story Siren and plagiarizing. I just wanted to shed some light on the current situation that has been bugging me for quite some time.
As you all know, Kristi was accused and apparently found guilty of plagiarizing. I don't condone what she did was right, and of course it's everyone's own personal choice if they still wish to follow her blog or not. I remember back in the day when IMM was so popular and out there, that everyone who owns a book blog wanted to participate.But now that there are so many bloggers who don't want to follow Kristi and her blog, but still want to participate in IMM are now doing the same thing as Kristi. They are stealing.
Now, I don't want to offend anyone, just to educate. In the last two weeks alone, since the story broke out, I have seen so many bloggers come up with different titles for IMM, but with the same concept. If that's not plagiarizing, then I don't know what is. First few titles I saw were, Book haul, Stacking The Shelves, Weekly Recap, and the latest new one I've seen is, What's In It For You?
Now it's fine if you want to give IMM a new name since you are no longer supporting Kristi. But my beef with the situation is that bloggers are giving themselves the credit for coming up with the concept. No, you guys did NOT come up with the concept. It is NOT a new concept, but still an old one, otherwise known as IMM. You stole it. My simple solution to this is, just give her the credit. Otherwise, you guys are still doing the same thing as she is, and aren't any better. It just makes me so mad that people are hypocrites when they start coming up with thousands of new titles, but with the same subject. Why is it different for Kristi, but not you guys who are stealing her idea? I could go on and on about this subject, but these are the main points that I wanted to come across today. I just hope that it gives many bloggers out there who are renaming IMM some insights.