The purloined post
Apparently it attracted more than that. In October 2009 a person going by the name of "Zimtor" re-posted my words here, without attribution (and minus the last two paragraphs). I know that it is common for bloggers to re-post chunks of someone else's work, but the norm is to cite the original and link to it.
Three days later a reader named "Cassie" did post a comment with a link to my original post, so that anyone who followed it could see that Zimtor's post was copied from mine. No one told me about it, however, and I only found out about it this week.
I wonder if there are any other cases out there of people copying my posts and passing them off as their own work. I've heard that such things aren't all that rare.