When I wrote my post the other day about New Moon Girls, I figured that was pretty much the end of it. The attitude of bloggers as slaves who should be happy to work for nothing is not a new concept in the blogosphere, and this in my mind was just yet another example. Vent my vent, and move on.
The discussion has continued, not without disagreements, but a really good discussion never is. Differences are what make the world go round, and all that jazz. I’m a big girl, and my opinions are my own, take them or leave them.
Then I got this particular comment-
Author : Marta (IP: 126.96.36.199 , mail.monvia.com)
E-mail : email@example.com
Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=188.8.131.52
I only saw this blog because I recently heard about New Moon Girls and I am researching them. Everything that I have seen so far is really good. Nancy, the founder, has been tirelessly publishing this magazine for years and I think it is a great service for girls. I also greatly respect the work of bloggers like yourself and I agree you should get compensated for your work. But getting paid to review would actually make you biased wouldn’t it? Why didn’t you take their offer to become an affiliate?
I think it was the obvious clashing of the terms “I recently heard about” and “has been tirelessly publishing this magazine for years” that got me curious. Tirelessly? To describe someone you pretty much know nothing about? I may have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night.
Sure enough, mail.monvia.com is the mail server for http://www.monvia.com.
Oddly enough the same Monvia.com that lists New Moon Girls as one of their companies here- http://www.monvia.com/ourcompanies.html
I’m sure the Nancy that contacted me is a truly nice person. I never criticized the company itself, just the attitude she obviously has towards the worth of the people she is out asking favors from.
I truly cannot stand people who leave comments anonymously. Even worse, I cannot stand people who lie about who they are and why they hold the opinion that they do. To have my integrity questioned to myself and my readers, from someone who flat out lies about who they are and why they are here is about as shitty as it gets.
My final opinion on this one?