So over the last week I have written a couple of stories on subjects which were apparently written or covered by other domain blogs days or even weeks before.
I have gotten messages like “hey I wrote about that yesterday or two weeks ago.”
On the other hand I see stories written by other’s in the domaining chain I wrote about days or weeks ago published like its big news breaking today.
Personally I have never written to anyone with the “Hey I wrote about that First” line but maybe I’m wrong.
But I understand that not everyone is on domaining.com every day.
I also understand that some people block my feed like they block other domain blog feeds (i block some feeds as well) and therefore they never read what I or other’s write.
I also understand that the way that a story is titled may draw a lot more interest in the same exact story just because of the way the story’s headline reads.
Finally I understand that not everyone even uses domaining.com, that readers follow certain blogs, follow certain Twitter accounts and therefore might not see a story I write or someone else writes.
Other days I see the same breaking story basically repeated on many domain blogs (including mine. like the sale of Data.com) within the same 1 or 2 hour period with no objection.
The bottom line is that are you guys are the readers of the material so how do you feel about it?
Do domain bloggers have a obligation to see if a topic has been written about before and if so credit the original source of the material?
Is the 1st in line entitled to credit or is news, news that can be repeated on CNN, ABC news, Fox news MSNBC etc without crediting another or original source?
What do you think?