Sitepoint forum spams their users with a “news letter” every once in a while. I have been approached by Sitepoint a few times to write articles on their site or for this newsletter. I told them each time that I do not have time for that.
So a few people have pinged me today saying I was featured in their newsletter titled “Popular Blogger a Part of the Problem”
His blog is widely read by those in the web industry, and Jeremy likes to be on the edge in terms of having something to say. But, from what I can see, he’s getting it wrong.
It started in December with a post titled Accusations of Google Funding Terrorism , in what was a clumsy, stupid, and plainly offensive attempt to draw attention to a colleague’s story that tried to link Google Adsense to the funding of terrorism.
Umm ok.. I have already admitted that it was one of the biggest mistakes/regrets of 2006. I make no excuses.
Lately, Shoemoney has been especially critical of MyBlogLog, the recent Yahoo! acquisition that shows who is reading your blog.
Shoemoney went to great lengths to post exploits of this software on his site in what seemed like a mean-spirited attempt to deride the service (sure, there were some legitimate issues that needed to be addressed, but Shoemoney went beyond that, posting detailed instructions on how to exploit the service).
I think readers like an outspoken and controversial writer — after all, it makes life interesting. But when the writer moves from commenting on a problem to actually becoming part of it, he or she has probably gone too far.
By all means, be controversial, be loud, and identify bad software or sites when you see them. But showing others how to exploit a service isn’t doing anybody any favors.
Right… I have no beef with that, other then the fact you are missing 75% of the story…
I worked with MyBlogLog on their security issues privately… then they attacked Andy Beal publicly for something they had already agreed on, so I decided to publicly submit their bugs instead of privatively, they banned me, then later apologized and now we are back where we were and its fine. We have moved on. Try to keep up.
So really where is the problem of my popularity? Is the problem that more people would like to read peoples opinions on blogs rather than your shitty heavily moderated forum? I guess bloggers are a problem… for you. (btw thanks for driving a shitload of traffic here today).