There is an old expression that, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” It means that when someone likes something you do enough to imitate it in their own lives, you should take it as a compliment.
I do not take it as a compliment when someone takes my work and republishes it without permission. It is not legal or right to publish someone else’s work on your blog, even if you give them credit for it.
In the last few days, I have discovered several blogs where the authors republished articles from my newsletters. They probably thought it was fine because they gave me credit. It is not fine. They may even believe they are doing me a favor. After all, they are giving me “free publicity,” right?