Sometimes when I’m alone, I Google myself.
This week, I sat up fully erect in my chair, surprised to find a Yahoo Shine blog with my name and Gravatar. Harder to swallow is that the bogus JParadisi RN blog is a sex advice blog.
It’s not my blog. I don’t think I have a Yahoo account. A JParadisi RN imposter created one, and I do not have password access.
I felt ashamed. Searching Yahoo for a way to report the hijack left me spent. I wanted that stain of a blog wiped from the web.
Pondering this cyber ménage à trio between Yahoo, a hacker, and myself, I reconsidered. I asked myself, “How many opportunities does a nurse blogger get to write sex posts, which are not clinically motivated?”
In an orgasm of insight, I heard the voice of Kenny Bania, that annoying, fictional comic friend of Jerry Seinfeld’s, telling me, “That’s gold, Jerry, gold!”
So I went back to the fake JParadisi RN sex advice blog, and started reading. The posts are mostly submissive, with jparadisirn by lines, and titles such as:
- 20 Lovemaking Secrets That Are Guaranteed To Spice Up Your Love Life
- 13 Sex Secrets Men Don’t Know About Women
- 10 Things Women Shouldn’t Worry About In Bed
- 5 Moves That Make You Look Bad In Bed (apparently there are at least 5 things you should worry about in bed)
Afterwards, I was left unfulfilled. I think the fake blog makes me sound frumpy. For example, in
20 Lovemaking Secrets That Are Guaranteed To Spice Up Your Love Life,
bogus JParadisi RN offers this gobbet of advice:
You do not have to get dressed up as a nurse or anything. Just act out a fantasy where you pretend to be someone else.
Sexy nurse reference aside (Readers, I hear your collective groan), if I were the author of this post, I would tell you ladies to save your money. Men already want to have sex with you, they really do. Role playing, sexy lingerie, candles, whatever, serve one purpose for men. They are visual cues telling him YOU want sex, and he doesn’t have to do anything except show up. That’s why you get such an excited response from him: ALL HE HAS TO DO IS SHOW UP, because you want him, and that’s a turn on. Test it. Sit down on the sofa next to him and put your foot on his knee, wiggle it, and giggle. See what happens. It’s that simple. Besides, really nice sexy lingerie is expensive. If you’re doing it right, 15 minutes after you put it on it will lay shredded on the floor. Save your money.
How to Know If Your Husband is Cheating Again
This post is clearly not written by moi. Fake JParadisi RN replies with information about spy software a wife (or girlfriend) can install that lets her track her husband’s cell phone calls and Internet activity. Me, the REAL JParadisi RN, finds this pathetic. First of all, the title: How to Know If Your Husband is Cheating Again. Again? What do you mean, AGAIN? Okay, I know there are all types of relationships out there, and monogamy is not on everyone’s priority list, but if it’s on yours, then there is NO AGAIN. If you catch him cheating, change the locks and move his sh*#t into the driveway. Pin a flame retardant note to the smoldering pile that reads, “Hope you can find something with the Occupy Movement, cuz you don’t live HERE no more!” Again, save your money, and your dignity.
Speaking of dignity: I don’t have immediate plans to defend mine from the hacker blogger. My relationship with my family, friends, and employer, and their intelligence is such that no one I care about will believe the fake JParadisi RN sex advice blog is mine. That someone would do such a thing says far worse about that person than it will ever say about me. Beyond hacking my blog handle, the posts are stolen from other bloggers and websites. Somewhere a blogger(s) goes unrecognized for his or her work. Blogging is hard, and often uncompensated work.The pirating of these posts is appalling.
Someone has said, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” Maybe so, but it is surely travelled by the feet of those with bad intentions.
*Note: I am not a qualified counselor. The information in this post is not advice, merely my personal opinion.
No! Way! This situation stinks; I think your perspective on it all is great, though – perfectly you. That’s why I read the REAL JParadisiRN!
Thanks Joni, I appreciate your support. I couldn’t believe it at first, but the world is full of all kinds of people I suppose. Can’t let them silence us.
love your response! LMAO…
I think it’s pretty funny too. Thanks for sharing my sense of humor!
Way to go! Turning this situation into gold is perfect… Cheers!
It was so hard to read this, I felt your pain.
You need to write romance novels, you could come out ahead!
@Dr.Dean Great idea! Hospital based romance novels with titles such as Seduced By Trauma, Anonymous Nurse, or Scandal in the ER! Hmmmm…. ;-D
It’s flattering in a way though, right?
Someone found your online presence to be known enough to imitate.
Were you successful with getting ahold of yahoo? I have contacts (emails) with the people who run the contributor network if you’d like to get someone directly. Just let me know and I’ll pass them along.
ps. your advice is way better
Thanks! You know, I considered contacting you @ http://thenerdynurse.com/ about how to contact Yahoo, because you seemed likely to know.
Yes, I’d very much appreciate the contacts. I think in the long run I’ll rest easier if I report it.
I applaud you and your amazing candor considering what went down. Your actions speak volumes about the TRUE difference between you and the hacker. Besides, I think the humorous undertone is awesome!
Thanks Sean. I appreciate all the support from my community of nurse and MD bloggers. You can’t have better friends than other nurses, and doctors.
DM sent. She should be able to address it. They are trying to ensure they get quality content from quality writers, which is probably why the impostor stole your ID. 🙂
@thenerdynurse Many thanks for your know-how about this.
Holy cow! This is horrible, but you post made me LOL (woke up all three cats sleeping here on the couch)!
Keep us posted on what happens with Yahoo, because this could happen to any of us!
In fact, I’m going to go Google myself now.
Somehow, I don’t think it will be as scintillating as it sounds…. : )
Julianna, I’m *so* sorry about this! How strange, and how horrible! I just learned about this from your email (sent about 15 minutes ago), and I’m working on figuring it out for you right now.
Thanks Jennifer for your rapid response!
I’ve escalated this issue to people who should be able to handle it. They assure me that they’ll take the appropriate action ASAP. Please keep me posted, OK? (And of course I’ll keep you posted, too!) *So* sorry again about this.
Jennifer, thank you for taking this matter to heart and the rapid response. Will I be notified who the “perp” is, in case it’s someone I know?
Hmmmm … I don’t know the answer to that, but I’d tend to doubt it. My suspicion is that this isn’t personal. I’m googling phrases from “your” posts and finding them elsewhere online too.
Interesting. The “Of Med Errors and Brain Farts” posts is the only one on the fake blog that I actually wrote. It was featured on BlogHer (that’s their photo image) a few months ago.
Update: I’m told that the account will be taken down shortly (if it hasn’t been already). I’m also going to email you info about filing a copyright infringement claim (http://info.yahoo.com/copyright/us/details.html). … Thanks so much for your understanding, Julianna. And on a brighter note, I’m happy to have learned of your terrific (real) blog! 🙂
Apparently Yahoo Shine isn’t just a name, it’s what you folks do. Thanks so much Jennifer. This has been a learning experience for me, and for my readers. Thanks for the nice words about my blog too.
Glad that you found out that you were being impersonated. I am suddenly feeling the urge to go spy on myself!
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