I just read a post over at TechCrunch that has me fuming. The Google Smackdown according to Mike Arrington was only brought down upon posties that “shill” themselves out and that we are “pathetic”, because people are freaking out about it. Instead of writing up anything of value, he instead chose to attack stay at home (aff) moms and people trying to make ends meet. If you read all of the comments to this post of his, he has not only turned off people who do paid posts, he has turned off his own readers. I think your linkbait backfired (or did it since you did drive a lot to yourself?).
Let me start posting the pictures of the kids' Christmas's that this effects. Would you still call them pathetic? When has people venting become pathetic? If TechCrunch wasn't there tomorrow to pay your bills, wouldn't you be freaking? I'll even start by posting pictures of my son (actually there are a whole ton in my flicker account over in the sidebar that you can choose from). We have over $1,00o in medical bills this year just for him. Doing some paid posting has allowed me to pay those bills. I have actually bought some of the products after I posted about them (to answer the question of one of his readers). Everyone has a story. Some are better than mine. Some worse. None are pathetic.
Mike, come here to Chicago and tell me I'm pathetic to my face. Quit hiding behind the internet and be a man. It is a lot easier to be an ass and write something than say it to their face. I won't hold my breath for your arrival.