But I’m going to anyway.
Because things have been on my mind, and my mind can only handle so much before releasing its contents into the wild.
1. Don’t plagiarize. So to sum up, one blogger, and I use the word loosely, stole Amalah’s content and then when she got caught offered an apology that Rush Limbaugh would have been ashamed to utter. She was young, she didn’t know, but she’s taking responsibility now!
What a load of bullshit.
If someone doesn’t know what plagiarism is, they have no business having internet access. Seriously, Young Ladrinka is 10 and he knows how to cite sources (even when those sources are Wikipedia. OMFG.)
And honestly, as a blogger, I feel that when this woman that two weeks ago I’d never heard of before plagiarizes, it hurts us all and demeans us as writers and business people and as human beings.
2. Sponsored posts.
I do them. This means that I write a post and I’m compensated for it and there’s a disclosure about that fact. Not everyone who reads this blog likes that I do sponsored posts.
But I’m going to keep doing. Partly because I like getting paid but mostly because I really like the fact that it bothers some people. That to me is so fantastic that I may soon start waiving fees for doing sponsored posts.
If someone doesn’t like sponsored posts, they are free not read them. If they feel like this blog has become “nothing but sponsored posts” then don’t read this blog. (Or ask for your money back! I’ll write you a check!)
3. My name is Marinka
I get it, PR people are busy. They don’t have time to address emails individually. And that’s ok. I’ll settle for “hello!” But no fucking way will I ever accept Hey Pretty Young Thing. Because I can hear the sarcasm font.
And yes, I really did get a pitch that started with those words yesterday. Some people on Twitter thought I was kidding until I forwarded it to them.
Knock it off.
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- Journal - 2013