Friday, February 20, 2009

Reminder


I hate to have to post this but since I spent several hours reporting a woman who copied 20+ recipes and blog entries from my site, posted them on weight loss surgery forums and claimed them as her own I guess I should...

The World According to Eggface asks that you honor our copyright ©2006-2009 by not posting the recipes found on this blog elsewhere on other websites, nor reprint them in any form. Feel free to post a link back to this site. Thank you.

Open letter to that woman (nameless for now):

I am watching you and I have others watching you too. Don't steal my shit. You are a creative woman who doesn't need to pretend someone else's work is yours. Be yourself.

33 comments:

DeAnn said...

I love it...I hate copy cats! That's right get tough girl!

Dennis said...

Wow...sad for her that she thinks she needs to do that. Hopefully she will realize her own talents.
Shelly - don't let this woman drive you from blogging. Too many of us rely on you not only for recipes but for creative inspiration

Some Chilean Woman said...

Oh drama! That's crazy! I copy your recipes in the kitchen but that's it...plus, they never end up looking as delicious as yours do.

Meghan said...

WOW! I can't beleive that someone would do that! She's just sad she's not as talented as you are. Keep ROCKIN' because I love coming to your site daily to see updates of new fun ways to cook! You're great!

emilyahnna said...

Well, there are so many of us out here that relie on you for imspiration and support. Please try not to let her patheticness (albeit completely frusturating) outweigh all the good can feel from that. I look forward to seeing what you got going on each morning. I am 94 lbs down with 70 more to go and you are a huge part of that. Keep cooking and bloggin. Thanks!!!

Donna said...

I copy and paste your recipes...I have a "Shelly's Cookbook" in my kitchen for quick reference to your recipes. I've seen some recipes posted on a website that were identical to yours...and I thought it was too much of a coincidence!! She must really look up to you. I sure do, I'm here everyday to see what you're up to!!! You are my inspiration. I'm six months out, and 35 lbs from goal, your recipes help me feel "normal". You should think about publishing a cookbook. You'd make a fortune girl!!!

Kathy said...

Don't let this woman upset you. She is just jealous of the following you have and the great recipes you make. I think the thief forgot the WLS community is a strong knit one and there will be no pissing off our Eggface!! Please keep those recipes coming :)

DeAnn said...

Are you going to tell us who it is? Im dying to know...Sorry Im so nosey!

Anonymous said...

Don't let her get you down! We need our Eggface recipes!!!

Jewls said...

Agree with DeAnn. We should know so we can let this person know we are not going to put up with that. That is Plagiarism and it is Punishable.
Lets all punish this person by outing her!

beth said...

Heh heh heh.

Michelle - it gets worse.

Just wait till you find your site completely scraped and on a spam-blog.

Over, and over again.

I like it when you get pissy. :)

http://creativecommons.org/

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! You are the original and THE BEST!!!!!

emily said...

That's crrrrazy!
I love me some Eggface, but I'd never steal from you. If I use your recipe directly (and blog about it), I link to your blog. If I use it as inspiration (and make changes), I STILL link to it. It's just not right otherwise.

JarheadsBaby said...

Makes me glad my blog isn't as interesting as yours,,lol
So sorry someone would do that to you.
Liz

Nickie said...

I totally saw this before you posted about it when I was looking for your Cannellini Bean Mash recipe. She even put in your little comments. I couldn't believe it!!

Barb said...

You work to damn hard for someone to come in and THIEF your stuff! What a loser! YOU ROCK EGGFACE and it is YOUR CREATIVITY that we love!

Your NY FANS!

Connie said...

The nerve! I'm so sorry someone has done that to you, Michelle. You know, you really should consider publishing a cookbook with all your wonderful, WLS friendly recipes and the creative, inspiring anecdotes that go with them. You obviously have a market!!

Please don't let the turkeys get you down. You are a huge inspiration to many of us at OH. Sue the pants off the copycat and blog on!!
Connie

Anonymous said...

OH NO SHE DIDN'T!!!

Anonymous said...

Jazzy?? lol I see they are now gone. Good for you!

Jennifer Miller said...

That...is really lame. I hope she gives you credit from now on!

Dutchess said...

Hi Shelly,

I had the RNY at Toby Hospital in Wareham ,Ma. and this gal in there was giving everybody your recipes and I asked her if she asked your premission because thats just not right she wants to make a cookbook...I love ya ...Despina

Anonymous said...

Good for you for protecting your work! You are so appreciated by so many and keep us going. It is too bad that this woman couldn't just appreciate your dedication and enjoy your recipes like the rest of us. Keep going!

Helen (aka Library Girl)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks for your support guys. I appreciate it :)

Hugs,
~Michelle

Luz Conner said...

The NERVE! People never cease to amaze me. Thank you for all of the time, energy, and love YOU put into YOUR recipes.It is very appreciated!

Linda said...

Mchelle - you rock! You need to get your books published so the credit goes where it rightfully belongs. And BOO to that evil person!

Linda

Anonymous said...

That truly sucks,just keep on posting those fabulous ideas!! Oh by the way....cilantro lime dressing....YUMMMMMMMMMMM

Caitlin said...

Hey Michelle,

I'm sure in the past someone has asked you this and you've responded, and maybe you don't want to and have a perfectly good reason why not, but I was curious and wanted to ask--have you ever thought of publishing your own cookbook ? Even if it is in a "church style" binding like the ones you can get as church fundraisers?

I certainly appreciate just being able to pop on here, see what looks good and jot it down in my recipe notes but I also have thought, "I'd love to have all these yummy things at my fingertips too !" I was just curious if you had ever thought of it. Keep up the great cooking and amazing blog. Thanks :)

Laurie said...

What a freak! I love coming to see the latest eggface creations and someone is stealing them and trying to take the credit?!?! Um no I will not have that! You go get them! I copy some of the recipes and when I make a recipe I give credit where credit is due and it belongs to Shelly and no one else. Especially with the turkey breast wraps for grilled cheese without the bread. Yummy!! My DH asked where I got that idea and I showed him this blog.

MICHELMOBA said...

Oh gosh, I pray you're not talking about me...cuz I do mention you all the time on my OH blog (my family worships your recipes!). I do always link anything I make that I got from your site back to your page.

Here is my blog if you want to check:
http://www.obesityhelp.com/member/mishnotmush

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Michelle,

No it's not you. This woman flat out took 20+ WHOLE blog entries recipe, dialogue (my goofy ramblings) and all and then pretended she was saying and doing it. Scary.

You are all good and thank you for the links back. That is all I ask...

EXAMPLE:

I made Eggface's Protein Donuts here's the link for the recipe

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2009/01/time-to-make-donuts.html

Something like that ;)

Anonymous said...

How awful that someone would do that. I have given your website to SO many people. Whether they have had the surgery or not....becase I just love your food ideas. I hope that she doesn't keep you from doing what you love and believe me....I would be so upset if you weren't here anymore.
We all love you and what you have put together for us!!!!
Jolene

Aries_3 said...

I'm really new to this, I am considering having the surgery and I'm in the process of seeing a doctor and see my options, I can't lie, I'm really scared of not knowing what to expect if I do this surgery. But it's eather this, or living with several pain, do to fibromyalgia, RA, chest pain due to inflammation and the latest one knee arthritis, can this get worst.

Please advice, anything would help, oh and thanks for your story and personal information and sharing your recipes...

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Best to you Aries_3 it was the best decision I ever made, absolutely best... hope you will feel the same.