Someone Was Impersonating My Blog on Facebook in 2012

I learned two things on Facebook this morning. The first is that I apparently won an award in 2012 for being one of the 50 best blogs for authors. This is literally the first I have ever heard  about that award, but while it is very cool to win an award the news was overshadowed by how I learned about it.

It seems that back in 2012 some helpful soul created a page on Facebook for this blog. I was already on Facebook, yes, but someone thought my blog needed a second page so they scraped my about page for content, and crafted a header image touting that award.

While it is possible I might have forgotten making that page, I would certainly remember the banner. It is partially made from a screensnap from the site’s then-current theme. Also, there’s no way I would use that profile photo, or the text on the bio page.

I still do not know why someone did this, or who, so I am hoping someone will be able to help me chase down the origins of that page.

Who’s up for solving a mystery?


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Disgusting Dude30 December, 2018

    Russian spies.

  2. DaveMich30 December, 2018

    Perhaps you need more fish oil in your diet

    1. Nate Hoffelder30 December, 2018


      1. Disgusting Dude30 December, 2018
  3. Mike Cane31 December, 2018

    > I apparently won an award in 20102

    Well, hell, if you can see in 20102, just set the Wayback Machine for reverse!

    1. Nate Hoffelder31 December, 2018



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