Egads! I included some gal’s feed on the Astro Dispatch and she wrote me this morning very indignant I was ‘stealing” her work. She insisted I respond immediately which I did:
“Okay, all your posts have been removed from the site and I have also removed your blog’s feed so nothing else will show up there. I am sorry this upset you, I meant no harm.”
She wrote me back: “Let me set you straight Sister…” to basically tell me I sucked. Apparently I have an ego, I steal and not only that she hoped my contact with her would save my lousy-ass soul as she was praying for it for some reason I could not really discern but she hopes I am “open to grow”.
She signed her mail, “Blessings,” with her name which struck me as surreal in a “Bless you, you rotten bitch,” sort of way and not appreciating being called a thief, I sent her back this:
“When you publish an rss feed, you make your work available – period. This is exactly the express function of publishing the feed. It it to make your work is available at large.
If you do not want people to have access to your work you can easily stop them by not publishing a feed but as long as you do, it is YOU sending your work out not me stealing it.
In whatever case I have honored your request so I am not sure what else you’d like me to do. I assure you I am innocent as you will find out if you research this just the tiniest bit.”
I suppose I should expect a firing squad to show up later today and here’s the part that kills me:
Her whole blog is full of flowers and lovey-dovey psychic energy visionary stuff.