August 3, 2020 | Copying

Saw a maker complain that he was copied. He builds in the open and is transparent about revenues. He is killing it.

It comes with the territory. We all know what we sign up for.

If you are getting more upside than downside, like me, continue doing it. If not, stop it.

I’m in an even worse situation. Some people might even subscribe and steal my data. I'm sure.

All you can do is improvise, adapt and overcome it.

For me, I’ve implemented a defense mechanism. For every subscriber, ONE cell is slightly modified. Maybe a number is added, maybe Twitter account is wrong. Or a location. Maybe one letter is capitalized. Or removed. You get the point.

If anything happens, I can identify who it is.

I have to protect these lists for my customers.