Turns out I had never Googled an exact quote from my blog before, and my search results were surprising. I found my blog post. But I also found another blog post EXACTLY like it. So I followed the link to a blog that had reproduced every single one of my blog posts for the last 7 years. The blog had a different title, different format and 4 additional posts that were not mine, but otherwise, a complete reproduction of my blog.
My first step was to ask about the problem on a Blogger discussion board. A helpful community member posted links about how to handle copyright infringement on Blogger within minutes. I followed the steps I found on the link and asked that the other blog be disabled. After several e-mails back and forth, and a tedious process of providing every single url of my original content and the infringing content, MOST of the infringing content is no longer accessible. I appreciate this quick action.
But will I ever get to fill in the blanks? Who did this? When? Why? Can I sue for damages? What would those damages be?
Do you have any experience with this type of situation you can share with me?