Thursday, July 23, 2009
Apologies to the regular visitors of this blog for the unpleasant tone in this post. I am forced to and helpless and must take this off my chest before things get worse.
Dear fellow blogger,
You amaze me ! You know why ? I featured a recipe here in my blog , a dish that came out successfully on my first attempt , following my mother’s instructions…. now exactly 1 1/2 years later, you have featured the same dish in your blog, after your first attempt and surprisingly, the proportions of ingredients you have used match 95% to the recipe I featured earlier !!! The 5 % difference is made in a clever way by throwing in a couple ingredients from your imagination and by changing the bullet points to single lines and paragraphs !!!!!!
Hmm….was that really a coincidence?? How can we both have the same brains, thought process and judgements especially when it comes to proportions, that too while trying out a new dish , that too for the first time ???? Isn’t that a bit weird??? I have seen you getting “inspired” by this blog earlier too….but I ignored and gave you the benefit of doubt.
You know who you are!! I know that you follow this blog closely and derive “inspiration” too. I am glad you do. But sweetie, there is actually a lot of difference between “ getting inspired” and “copying” .
Removing bullet points, or instructing to use one 2 inch cinnamon sticks in place of two 1” inch sticks or using your own language to write down the method of cooking with a bit of difference here and there, is really not a very clever thing to do or an acceptable blog etiquette.
You re a talented blogger, with a great passion for cooking and flair for writing . You have a great space shaping up and it would be more enjoyable if you keep it original!
I didn't want to respond to this issue anymore but now I feel, I should make it very clear what I DID NOT intend in my post.
I was not referring to anyone owning any recipe or dish. I do not have any false idea that I am the only who can cook and post a recipe(classic, traditional, modern , contemporary etc) and that it should not be posted by anyone else. I never intended such things nor do I have such apprehensions , so please do not misinterpret and twist my words.
What is being interpreted is wayyy different than what I actually meant and completely not in sync with the issue I brought up.
July 28, 2009 9:20 AM