I could always smell it.
I just couldn’t find it.
Early on, hits from exotic places like United Arab Emirates, or Hong Kong, or South Africa fed my sad, yea hapless, ego. I thought people from all over the world were reading my stuff. What a dork.
Only in recent months would an old former colleague (he’s both) reveal how easy it was to fake a location online. South Africa was more than likely Wattsburg, PA and the reason for the hits?
How many college students were paying ghost writers to rip off everything I’d created from scratch since July 2014?
WordPress couldn’t protect my work. Nobody could. I’d likely been parsed out until there was nothing left. Only WordPress, ironically enough, had the time stamped evidence of the date of origination of my essays and poems. Would they show up in court? Whom would they send?
The pandemic was exhausting. The vaccine roll out, excruciating. The psychological horrors, mind devolving. Was it cognitive decline, or all of the above?
Where are the royalties? Will my self published series’ tell the tale?
Or, has everybody already long since forgotten the story?
© 7/11/2021 Ruth Ann Scanzillo. All rights those of the author, the actual originator of the above, whose stories are all hers and whose name appears above this line. All the good people are gone.
7 thoughts on “Killer Papers.”
WordPress and Microsoft OS is the back door to nearly all of the ransomware corruption that continues to plague the globe. The internet can be a very dangerous place. This is something I learned early and will never forget. I will also never forget YOU. 😉 ❤
I hate WordPress and Microsoft OS – two things largely responsible for most of the ransom ware and hacking of internet systems all over the globe.
I learned early on, the internet can be a very dangerous place. Don’t go places or post important information that is not secure. This is something I have never forgotten.
I will also never forget YOU Ruth Ann. How could anyone ever forget you? 🌻
Alethea Bodine *Professional Creative*
*Find my digital trail on LinkedIn: * https://www.linkedin.com/in/alethea-bodine-58744a23/
On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 1:20 AM littlebarefeetblog wrote:
> ruth ann scanzillo posted: ” I could always smell it. just couldn’t find > it. Early on, hits from exotic places like United Arab Emirates, or Hong > Kong, or South Africa fed my sad, yea hapless, ego. I thought people from > all over the world were reading my stuff. What a dork. ” >
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Lea, I’m stunned. You commented on something called Untitled, which means that this piece posted twice, once Untitled? MORE WordPress problems. It’s so too late, for me. I’ve put all my best stuff at WordPress and the whole world has likely stolen it. Meantime: you don’t have to forget me. I’m still here and, from the looks of things, won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Just two minutes away! ❤
… I was having difficulty signing into my WordPress account … so I just replied to your email. I was commenting on Killer Papers.
My suggestion to you is to get off of WordPress and you’ll stop ‘losing’ your work. I write at Medium at cyberLOVE junkie. It’s a benign platform with a much lower degree of manic. I appreciate your curiosity and enthusiasm, but I worry when being proactive ends and paranoia begins. … I usually step away from the device at that point and take a dance break. ❤
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Yesterday, I started doing that very thing. Copy paste insert. 770 more to go!
p.s. to Lea: didn’t we just read that LinkedIn had its own cyber hack problems??
Yeah, I’m thinking of taking every bit of my digital trail down from social media sites. LinkedIn is one of the last sites I use to direct people to when they want to know what I’ve done, with whom and for how long. Getting tired of dancing the aether, but know it’s necessary if I am to dance my way out of this hole I’ve found myself in. 😉