I recently wrote a post about writing what you don’t know. Everyone seemed to agree that writing what you don’t know takes longer and doesn’t turn out nearly as well as writing about something you really understand. Nevertheless, most of the bloggers agreed that there are situations where you have to write about what you don’t know. If you’re a full-time blogger like me for a company that asks you to write guest posts all day every day, there comes a time when you’re going to have to write about something you may have to really research. In other words, you have to try and find articles written by the experts and then put your own spin on the same information. This led me to wonder: Is this considered copying?
I think that there is a fine line between copying and researching to create a great article. For this reason, many bloggers do copy articles without even realizing they are copying. It’s important that a blogger really understands how to write about something where research is involved.