Everyone is busy, we have a life, we have things to do, we have television shows to catch up on. I mean, my DVR is full–and there is just not enough hours in the day to get things done. Then I have this TBR stack that I need to get through and half of the books, I have no intention of reading. I tried, but I am just not in the mood. I promised the author or the publisher, though, so what do I do?
And on top of that, I want to post a ton of reviews, get my name out there, start gaining momentum…start getting my feet wet in this crazy book blogging world. More books reviewed means more books, even if I never even bought or received that book, I want to review it! It’s a hot book. Hot books mean more people will read my review.
What do I do? How do I solve all these problems?
Easy, I just go to Goodreads or Amazon or a favorite blog – and I just sort of copy their reviews. It’s not stealing, it’s kind of like tidying up what they already said…right?
The first step in not getting caught, is of course to not plagiarise anything…but if you are going to do it, change up words, grab a thesaurus and check for main words. For example:
“This book was amazeballs!”
Replace amazeballs with flabbernuts
Don’t steal…er copy stuff from big names and heavy hitters. This one should be obvious, there are some big name bloggers out there that have a lot of followers, one tweet from them and you’ll be RUINED. In fact, they are DYING to tweet out that they’ve discovered plagiarism. They are just sitting there….waiting…watching. Once they tweet it out clicks start flying, everyone and their grandmother loves to BUST plagiarism.
These bloggers think that someone that plagiarizes another blogger’s work is worse than drowning baby kittens…worse than peeing on sleeping homeless people….worse than…well you get the picture. Don’t go anywhere near these bloggers. They want ratings and clicks so they are going to be on the hunt. And you are the PREY!!!!
Back-date your review. So easy, right? Don’t post these reviews on Goodreads or Amazon where you can’t manipulate the date, but on your blog you can. Date it BEFORE the other blogger’s review so you can say it was yours first. Sneaky, right? Make sure that permalink changes too, wouldn’t want to get busted for something stupid like that.
Play dumb. It was just a coincidence! How many ways can you say “this book was amazing and was about a character with a big nose?” Not many ways–freak universe alignment. It was just an accident!
And finally, deflect and defame. You’re lying your butt off anyway, why not take it a step further. Come up with a whole fake person! It’s your co-blogger, Susie. “Susie is such an asshat! She was the one plagiarising, I had no idea what she was doing!”
Susie’s social media accounts look kind of flat like they are fake–well that is because she’s an evil plagiariser. They are so 2D anyway. In the future there will be no more Susie. Oh, meet my new co-blogger, Amy.
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