Just a few minutes ago before I started writing this entry, I received an email as a BCC from you with a post to criticize Blogcritics.
I am a brand-new, fresh-meat amateur noob writer for both Blogcritics and Technorati who feels quite honored to be a writer of a major online magazine and an ecstatic one to introduce the “hidden gems” of various interests from books, entertainment, culture, and (in some cases) food and dining to the masses. This only means that I am unaware of your past issues with Blogcritics, and frankly, I don’t know what your grudges towards Blogcritics has to do with me personally. How you obtained my email address1 and decide to include me in your hate mailing list by default, I’m unsure whether you’re trying to raise an army of current Blogcritics writers to take Blogcritics down or not or whatever your personal vendetta may be against a prolific community of writers.
You have your First Amendment rights, but you don’t have the right to just automatically opt-in (random) writers in to your mailing list by default have them read your rants. I feel it would be polite to send an invitation to join the mailing list, but to be added by default without knowing until I receive an email linking to your latest hate article is downright rude.
You can easily tell that I am not a political person; that I am not the type of writer with a heavy focus towards politics. I represent the general public and the daily life and amusement of the general public and I rather stick to the general public. It’s not worth being angry and lash it out in public just because you may have broken violations of Blogcritics, not to mention opening a blog that’s entirely a hate site towards Blogcritics that would obviously prompt the Technorati staff to react.2
Being a long-time Blogcritics and Technorati writer that you were before you were banned (as you stated in your <em>Save Blogcritics</em> blog), I’m pretty sure you’re laughing at me for having a “naive” mindset as I write this little “letter.” I’m just a writer who happens to love writing about what I love and have other writers and the general public read my articles. I just recently “passed” the trial period for Blogcritics and I can freely write my articles and reviews any way I want.3
Maybe veteran writers would probably more suitable for your cause, but still. I don’t know what your real motive is, whether you’re really out to “take down” Blogcritics altogether or you were just seeking attention, but please, leave new, non-politically minded writers like myself out of it.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Adrianne M. P.
On the sidenote...
- probably fished around Blogcritics to see who their newest writers are in their community of writers [↩]
- Who wouldn’t? You’re clearly defaming them despite of your use your First Amendment. It’s natural that the “higher-ups” would react in the first place. That just shows how they directly focus on the entire community and the writers who contribute articles. Don’t bring the entire community in to your fury. You’d only be wasting your time and ours. [↩]
- meaning I can write articles that are much longer than the 500 word count. [↩]