Saturday, November 28, 2009

What are you, a rookie? Part 1

DigitalMommy posted earlier this evening about's move to a subscription based model (in the wake of claims of death threats) applauding the move, you can find that post here:

Digital Mommy

I have to disagree with her assessment that it's a clever scheme but that's not really the point of this post. I wanted to respond to the two comments from the founder left on that blog:

trisha said...

First, thanks for the traffic. Second, I wont shut my blog down over people that have been sending me threat emails this week. I have gone through worse w/ the PR blackout.

Instead, I put it on private and will be going to the police on monday. I have been blogging for over a year and a half, am a speaker at a past conference and an upcoming one, and my blog is monetized, meaning I make enough money from it that its income based.

Shutting it down would be like quitting your job. Its not going to happen, but i took steps to protect my personal posts until I have done taken the legal steps to protect myself. I have been on the web for 5 years and my information isnt going anywhere online, even if the blog did. I am instead faced to change how I do business in the temporary fashion.

For the record, I thought it was smart to put it on a pay system.


So first off, no one asked you to shut down your blog. I don't really care what you do with your blog provided you don't cyberbully any more underage teen girls. No one ever made this about shutting down your blog, it's about not being such a mean person. I have no kids, so I have no interest in reading an electronic hamster review. Ultimately, I really couldn't care less if you wrote about electric hamsters and your entire blog ultimately ended up devoted to it. Specialty blogging, nice niche.

Threat emails? Interesting. You do know it would be ridiculously easy to track down who was sending the threats? Very easy to get the IP addresses on emails and another thing, you do realize the first thing the police will do is pull those IPs and pull your ISP records...Just food for thought if maybe you fabricated them.

You claim you got death threats but it can wait until Monday? You posted a whole blog about your death threats and buying a new security system but notifying the police can wait until Monday? Yeah, maybe you can do that on the way to Winn Dixie if it doesn't take up too much of your time.

Monetized does not mean you make enough money that is income based, monetized simply means your blog is set up to make money via advertising and other sources. Whoopie. There is a tab at the top of this blog in the editor that says "monetize" I could monetize this blog but it doesnt mean I'd make enough to mean squat.

And of course you thought it was smart to put it on a pay system, not really surprising at all.

1 comment:

  1. Of course...she is a greedy individual, she monetizes off of others displeasure and discourse. Never a nice word out of her mouth, if it is, always countered with "here is my written vomit over my flowers of nice" she is a CLASS act!