The Bitch Slap: This is NOT How You Run a Blog

bitch slap this is not how you run a blog michael dunlop

Someone escaped from Romper Room

So this morning, I caught an @ mention on Twitter of my name and dug into the thread to see what was uppity-up. Apparently there was a blog post floating around in the ether about the Top 50 Most Influential Bloggers. I took it as a huge compliment that a few of my community felt I’d been left off the list. As a huge fan of lists and seeing what others find influential, I trekked over to the post in question and proceeded to flip through the 50 who made the list. Given that the site is targeted toward the online marketing (affiliate, MLM and Network Marketing realm), the list members were of no surprise. Leo Babuta, Brian Clark of Copyblogger, Chris Brogan, Darren Rouse, Katie Frieling…some true heavy hitters in the online space. But the descriptions of each blogger were lacking. The blogger, Michael Dunlop kept citing blog subscribers and Twitter followers as “influence.”

I called it crap. So I left a comment – and here it is in its entirety:

Interesting comment, Michael. It seems you’ve compiled a list of bloggers who are most recognized in online marketing, affiliate and MLM/Network Marketing circles. Great industry, no doubt, but just a few thoughts for you.

When you make a list of bloggers, it’s not just about content. It’s about community. Do they drive comments? Do people share their content? What makes them compelling? Do people ACT based on their content? You can’t argue with the inherent power behind names like Katie Freiling (I’ve been a long-time subscriber) and Leo Babuta (ditto) – that’s just silly. But their realm of influence is specific to a certain niche, and that doesn’t make them influential on a grand scale.

Perhaps you’d want to clarify in future lists, instead of just listing 50 people, WHERE these people are influential and why. Twitter followers and blog subscribers don’t make you influential – they make you popular. It’s your community – the statements they make and the actions they take as a result of the content you put out there – that makes a blogger influential.

But then again, what do I know? I’m just one of those bloggers with a “nice” blog (who happens to stir the pot with guest posts over at Copyblogger on occasion). And I don’t think it’s at all about male or female – but I think that while you’ve compiled a who’s who of online money-making, affiliate and MLM/Network marketing bloggers they might find as valuable adds to certain RSS feeds, you might want to rethink the “Most Influential” title and give your readers a bit more meat to chew.

And then I got an email saying it was approved. And then it was deleted.

So I left a ANOTHER comment asking if he was deleting comments. And I also sent an email to him directly, asking him if he was deleting comments (as he’d already deleted Marian Schembari’s earlier – she’d DMd me the details).

The following is Mr. Dunlop’s complete email reply:

Wow….
If you and your friend were to spend your time working on your blog instead of focusing on other peoples sites you would be featured on lists like this.
Unfortunately not ay..

Kind Regards,
Michael Dunlop—————————————————————Founder Of A Bunch Of Cool Sites:
http://www.IncomeDiary.com – Make Money Blogging
http://www.Retireat21.com – Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

On 12 Oct 2010, at 16:31, Erika Napoletano wrote:

You’re kidding me, right?
Standby.
Shame you feel that way.
Erika Napoletano
Head RedheadRedheadWriting (da blog)
Follow RedheadWriting on Twitter (da tweets)
Be a fan of RedheadWriting on Facebook (in da face)

On Oct 12, 2010, at 9:26 AM, Michael Dunlop wrote:

Hello Erika,
Must be an error with the comments system, however I haven’t accepted either of your two comments.
I have taken on board your comment, however haven’t accepted it because it’s not required. I have had a conversation with who I’m sure is one of your friends and don’t really want to go over it again.
No offense, but you have come to blog in an aggressive manner, looking for what I presume a fight? I have better things to do with my time, I listen to all comments and think I can learn from anyone but don’t really think your comment was constructive.

Kind Regards,
Michael Dunlop—————————————————————Founder Of A Bunch Of Cool Sites:
http://www.IncomeDiary.com – Make Money Blogging
http://www.Retireat21.com – Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Michael, you’re getting Bitch Slapped.

If you feel my comment wasn’t constructive, you have a lot to learn at your tender age of what I can only presume to be twelve, about operating in the online community. I never took a hostile or adversarial tone with you, yet what I’m thinking is that in your infinite maturity, you’ve confused people who disagree with you as “not productive.” (Whoops – I’m being adversarial NOW, aren’t I?)

It’s time to stop breast feeding and start learning, kiddo.

Having a blog is about building a community, not catering to a herd of sycophants who hang onto your every word. It’s awesome that you’re a baby-faced online money making machine, but what you’ve done here is piss in my ocean by acting downright disrespectful. My ocean – that’s writing and creating online content. You’re not interested in blogging. You’re not even interested in community (as you so blatantly display in your highly valuable Twitter stream where you’re only following 210 of some 14,000 people with no @ replies in sight). So if you’re going to build some ass-kissing list that happens to include people that I admire and in select instances am delighted to have earned the right to call friends, don’t piss on their names with your poor manners.

People like Chris Brogan and Brain Clark understood what it takes to build a community to drive their respective businesses. You, young one, can learn a thing or two from the people you’ve included on the list. Deleting comments and starting a nanny-nanny boo-boo email chain isn’t going to get you the fame and fortune you desire. It’s going to get you published on my blog because you decided to act like an asshat. And it’s also going to be seen by MY entire community.

Because that’s what I’ve built – a community.

Now, I will say this: if you decide to grace my blog with your side of the story, I won’t delete your comment. My community understands MY comment policy and it is thus:

  • All profiles must be validated through the Disqus comment system
  • Spam will be deleted
  • No selling

Other than that, part of the reason my community keeps coming back and leaving hundreds of comments on posts like this (oh, and this one…and this one over here…WAIT – this one, too) is because they understand that I WANT to hear what they have to say. Agree, disagree – everyone is welcome here. And while I think it’s precious that you “listen to all comment and think you can learn from anyone,” the manner in which YOU handled this situation was not constructive.

Hence, you’re getting Bitch Slapped and I’ve got a notion to call Romper Room and let them know that a little one from the cast escaped from under the fence.

Now, I’ll let my community have their way with you and the manner in which you’ve chosen to run your “blog,” or shall I dare say, online portal designed to do one thing and one thing only: present a limited view of praise-only sentiments toward ass-kissing lists to get you notice by people in your sphere who actually practice good blogging protocol.

I wonder what the people on the list will think when they see how you’re handling things where their name is displayed…hmmm.

If you’re going to run a blog, have some blogging ethics. You can’t conduct business behind the scenes and expect it won’t surface, kiddo. When the sting subsides, I hope you’ll bestow upon us your mind-boggling reasoning for your actions above.

You’ve been slapped.

256 comments
Danita Clark Able
Danita Clark Able

Erika, I found your blog by way of @jkrule:disqus  on Twitter...and I'm so thankful I did! Your open bluntness is a breath of fresh air. Mr. Dunlops' attitude and inability to construct a proper sentence remind me of my ex-husband...and both boys remind me of the squealing Geico pig. Take care, Danita Clark Able

Nathan Hangen
Nathan Hangen

I don't know how I ever missed this one, but I want to go on the record saying that yes, it's well known that Dunlop is a douche. 

Sonia
Sonia

LMAO! That was great. I have mad respect for a person that call's it like they see it, the best part is that you have the guts to say it to their face.  Your comment was what people fear the most "someone that doesn't agree with them". Isn't that what blogs are all about? Not everyone is going to agree with, but including your comment would have created an awesome debate for his readers etc. There are a ton of talented bloggers out there with some awesome shit to say! Great post girl!

annie
annie

SWEETJEZUZALLMIGHTY. I'm new to these here parts & people & discussions & the like, but, GOODGAWD I know I good bitchslap when I see one. And this. This? THIS was CLEARLY the most WICKEDAWESOME BITCHSLAP THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. In fact, this bitchslap was SO vicioushawt, I'm SURE it could be heard all the way back to the big-bang. Note to self: Right here. Right now. I swear. If ever I should be so fortunate to be in the position to build community & facilitate discussion in the future, I will NEVER. EVER. commit any similiarsuch egregious Michaelism. Shiaaaat. >>WHAT???<< OUCH.

Charles Bivona
Charles Bivona

"When you make a list of bloggers, it’s not just about content. It’s about community." Great advice squandered. How frustrating. P.S. I love your snarky voice. I was almost cheering you on at points.

Rebecca
Rebecca

Wow, thank you twittersphere for leading me here this morning (how could I see a title like "bitch slap" and turn away?):) Love all the discourse. Does Mikey like it? I doubt it, but he'll have to eat it anyway!! Rock on Red!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Can I just say that bacon is awesome? Welcome to the blog and glad you stumbled over here. And yes, spades are spades.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Welcome to the herd, Kimberly - here, we TALK. I kinda like it :)

Livia Blackburne
Livia Blackburne

This is my first time at your blog. I ran across your entry through twitter, so I apologize that my first comment isn't more positive. I certainly hate it myself when new people come by and disagree on something. I certainly agree with you that it's no way to run a blog, but was what he did really so bad that it was necessary to post a private communication for public ridicule? Granted, from the high number of retreats and shares, this approach is certainly working for you, but in my humble opinion, there's enough negativity on the internet already that we don't need to form more mobs, and to publicly post something that was originally intended to be private, and probably sent without much thought. Just my two cents. But I'm a smalltime blogger, so maybe I'm missing something.

jasondyk
jasondyk

This is beautiful, I am actually excited to read about someone getting bitch slapped. I don't care whether you converse with people online or in person, we all NEED community in all aspects of our life. Unfortunately, not everyone gets that...thanks for sharing!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Glad you enjoyed the smackity smack, sir!

Leisa
Leisa

Oh boy. That's one satisfying bitch-slap. Sorry you had to endure that, but glad you shared. While I like to think I would never do any of that, nonetheless, I have been schooled. Thanks.

Chris Moody
Chris Moody

I was lurking through the comments getting a good LOL and noticed a fellow Ignite Raleigh presenter. How's life? I'm thinking about making a list of the top 50 comments in this thread, but may exclude you and delete your thoughts.

Jshort
Jshort

He is one self serving bitch - nice job deconstructing!

Tammy
Tammy

I Fuc*in LIKE YOU!!

Workshopshed
Workshopshed

Ok, so I'm probably not Michael Dunlop's target audience but I do read a lot of blogs and write a couple. I've never hear of Michael before and only recognise one name on his 50 list, Seth Godin who I know because he writes books. I do sensor my comments a little but I don't normally get controversial comments on my blogs.

Dino Dogan
Dino Dogan

Hey red head...awesome blog design..I actually contacted Judith to see if we can work together. Regarding the list. I stumbled across it via Kikolani's website (one of my posts made her list :-) but I was more interested in the 50 best bloggers. I wasnt so much concerned with the "validity" of the list because these lists tend to be subjective. What I did do instead is I went and downloaded everyone's free e-books (not including your Gary Vs, Chris Brogans, Brian Clarks, Darren Rowseses.. I already know those guys very well). I downloaded 15+ e-book sfrom folks I didnt know and have now finished reading every single one of those books. wow...what a water boarding session. As an avid reader and a writer of nonfiction I measure my own writing on a AJ Jacobs, Nassim Taleb, Malcolm Gladwell scale (not to say that I always measure up but I keep trying:) and reading these e-books was a torture. Not that I didnt learn anything. I did. I noted about 10 pages of generously spaced text. You are right about IM, MLM,MMO slant. All these guys are playing the same tune. With only 2 exceptions all the books were 90% crap. The exceptions? Erica.biz and Robb Sutton's book. What I liked about those two is that they respected the reader's time. Value per page was very high. In any case, I dig your blog and I dig your style, and as the President of California use to say "I'll be back". lol BTW..how come you dont have an e-book of your own to give away? lmao

The Redhead
The Redhead

Indeed, Glenn. If anyone figures out what "the world way" is, please fill us all in.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Michael has been shown no mercy by my audience. Bless his pointy little head.

The Redhead
The Redhead

HAH! And you are soooo right. Given that Mikey boy is over on your side of the pond, tell him I said hello should the opportunity arise. But it probably won't. I don't see you hanging 'round with the likes of wankers. Thanks for stopping by, Kate.

Grace Boyle
Grace Boyle

And this is why you're undoubtedly, one of my favorite writers, bloggers and builder of community. You do it right. I completely agree with what you said and to be honest, there wasn't hostility to your comment but rather honesty and constructive feedback. I say, take the ego of out of it, Michael. Mamma mia.

Kate J
Kate J

First time commenter and new to the world of blog addiction, but I just HAD to comment on this. Firstly, legendary bitch slapping. As a Brit, I am a massive fan of profanity and we have a word that is absolutely spot on for this, ahem, 'man'. The word is 'wanker'. I believe its a more graphic version of the word 'jerk'. It must be hideous to be in his head (well, except for that fact that it would appear to be extremely spacious), because he genuinely believes himself to be lucid and, worse, right. Madness, but bravo bravo for the slapping of a lifetime.

Kris M O'Connor
Kris M O'Connor

First of all, my special friend is a ferret. So please be kind. Secondly, I thank my twitter training to "get" what he was trying to say while simultaneously editing his crappy writing. Finally, post some pics of your kickass boots, eh?

theantijared
theantijared

Is this the place where I could get free ponies like I saw up top? Actually, I have not heard of those bloggers. I liked you rebuttal though!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Conversation here is always welcome, Scott. One return softball over the fence: if you're going to have comments enabled, why DON'T you want a conversation? If you only want praise, a Facebook LIKE button would suffice, wouldn't it? Comments are for conversation. If the comments are OPEN, I'm assuming I can leave one. Bottom line. The comment I choose to leave is my prerogative. And if you're a brand worth your salt, you'll have an ethical comments policy. Which means accepting conversation and differing opinions. If you're going to be a one-way street, just turn comments off. Otherwise, you just look like an attention whore IM-not-so-humble-opinion. My packaging and brand are mine and mine alone. But if Mikey boy is going to publish a list that someone brings to my attention (or anyone's for that matter), he needs to understand that not everyone's going to agree with his tactics. I'm not going to change my style for a 20-something who feels that differing opinions are akin to the apocalypse. Does that help?

Bionicrn
Bionicrn

O M G that is PRICELESS!!- - Truly one of your best! (and your totally right, as usual :-)

Scott P Dailey
Scott P Dailey

Erika, I really enjoy your voice. It's akin to my own, so it makes sense that I'd dig your contentious approach. Sarcasm is a second language to me too. For me, you've managed to find (I'm sure through tons of toil) the right balance of snark and constructiveness. Regarding this post however, there was something troubling me about your delivery on Michael's blog that I couldn't put my finger on. Something was rubbing me the wrong way and I just sat there rereading this post time and again, your words, Michael's words, and still what bugged me alluded me. Well I ended up just moving on - no comment, not opinion to add. Well, as the democratic Web would have it, serendipity prevailed and I happen upon an article via @thewriteblogger found here http://freelancewritingmamas.com/?p=662 that revealed to me what troubled me about your comment's packaging (on Michael's blog). While you are well-known for delivering the proverbial smack down on the blogosphere's indictable, what troubled me about the wrapper your comment came in was that it didn't appear to consider Micheal's rules for commenting on his blog. I don't want to speculate on what his rules are because I'm not him and he hasn't been remotely clear on why he censored you to begin with. And yes, he does not appear to possess the fundamentals that a tactical debater would either. But your blog clearly welcomes debate, while possibly others', may find it counter to their blog's conversational objectives. I think we sometimes mistakenly assume that the blog comment platform is a forum to discuss, but also criticize/correct/debate. And I love conversation that comprise all the above. But again, it just might not be what Micheal has in mind for blog comments and that's ok. In my opinion his crime was committed in being casual and trivializing in his approach to rejecting and explaining the rejection of argumentative comments. Rejecting them could very well have simply been in-line with his blog's commenting climate. I thought your feedback rocked in this case too and in general, each time I read you, I find that I agree largely with you, your thoughts and your packaging. That said however, it doesn't necessarily follow that your packaging is going to be permissible everywhere, yes? Maybe Michael, who clearly needs to learn to better discuss his feelings as grown-ups do, is just not crafty with the wordsmithing and has subsequently, put his foot in his mouth. surely he could use a lesson in how to influence people himself. Not your problem, not mine and not your loyal community's either. Agreed. So I'm not saying at all to give him a pass. I'm actually probably spending way too much time saying that maybe you could have asked him if his blog's comments area is the right forum to engage him in your brand of constructive jousting? Thoughts?

The Redhead
The Redhead

Poor Michael. My readers are REALLY ganging up on him! (hi Cindy!)

Bhaskar Sarma
Bhaskar Sarma

Okay, so I haven't managed to read down to the end of the comments because I have a Blog Action Day post to work on but here are my 7 cents (I feel like giving more than the usual 2. So sue me)Anyway what raised a red flag for me and outed the slapped as a wannabe was when he called James Chartrand "he" despite the "research". I mean, James has told her story ages ago on Copyblogger and that post still has one of the highest number of comments/views. It was picked up by hundreds of blogs and even some news outlets and to miss something crucial like this about one of people you are writing about smacks of sloppiness at best and sheer amateurism at worst. Michael should thank Erika for increasing his pageviews. Maybe I should ask Redhead to bitchslap me (not too hard, though :)).Or not. I better stick to creating great and useful content. That way I will be look less of a fame whore and that slap won't come back to bite me in the ass when I am pitching my book 5 years down the line.:D

cindysmith
cindysmith

I'm thinking that the next list from Michael Dunlop——————Founder Of A Bunch Of Cool Sites: (geez, what an arrogant twit!) will be "Degenerate Blogs" to be published April 20 next year in honor of Hitler's birthday. Redhead and anyone else with a spine unwilling to give Michael the virtual blow job he feels he's entitled to will surely make the list. Keep it up Erika!

Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason

Just found your blog, Ms. Redhead, for the first time this morning courtesy of my Tweetdeck search field for #bwe10 because someone asked if you'd be there and I wanted to know just who you were. Lo and behold, I found this current Bitch Slap and I'm sold. Love your thoughts so far and completely agree with you about social media and community. Plus: I'm all about just being fucking blunt.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Welcome to the 'hood, Debbie! I'll look forward to seeing you in future slappings :)

Debbie Roos
Debbie Roos

Wow, I had never heard of you before today, when I stumbled across your blog from Twitter. What an awesome response! Very articulate and quite amusing. Thanks and I'll be checking in on you from now on!

davinabrewer
davinabrewer

Erika, Someone needs to rethink or actually think about a comment policy. Comments can be the gold of blogging; comments are supposed to be about engagement and conversation and community... those buzzwords that hit all the social media g-spots. I've liked a number of comments here, they all add to the discussion or make me just laugh. Your deleted comment is what I would want on one of my blog posts; healthy debate that can spark new and interesting conversations, all that crap. That's why I read your blog, but had never heard of and wont' bother with his. FWIW.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Hi Cathy and welcome! Marian's been sending me tons of new readers so I'll likely have to buy her a leprechaun soon. Delighted to have you. And your perception of his error in judgement is precisely mine. That, and I took issue with the nanner-nanner email responses. Bleh. Just bad business. Welcome and look forward to seeing you 'round these parts soon :)

Cathy Presland
Cathy Presland

Hey Erika, I thought your original comment-that-wasn't-posted just about summed up what I thought of his list. I went over to his blog yesterday after seeing Marian tweet about it and could see after only a short way down his list what his list was all about. OK, fine, and some great bloggers whom I also follow (and some I don't want to). That's all a matter of personal taste. But maybe he should have made it a bit clearer what he meant by 'influence'. I think his error of judgement though is in not taking the bad comments with the good - since he's in it for the publicity he seems to be missing out on most of it?? Glad you raised this ;) Cathy

Big Girl Branding
Big Girl Branding

Hey Red... great post. lol I love your blazing guns, as always. :) I've got 29,000 Twitter followers, does that make me influential? Huh? Huh?! Really, I agree that RSS and Twitter numbers are a bit of a crock, and folks need to measure influential more by quality of engagement. While they're nice to look at and bandy about, they really don't give an accurate measure of the quality of a community. I used to be caught up in building my twitter numbers, growing my RSS numbers, etc because I thought that would make me look "bigger" than I really am. But as I've matured as a blogger, I realize I much prefer using other metrics to see where my blog "ranks". How many newsletter subscribers? People that allow you into their inbox are usually more invested in you than folks who simply want to stay updated via RSS. How many people take the time to comment? And more than simply comment spam tyvm. How many people do you actually conversate with on Twitter and FB and the like? Out of my thousands of followers, I'd estimate that less than 25% probably interact with me on twitter, either in the form of @replies and conversation or the form of RTing my content. And THOSE are the things I appreciate from my followers... actual conversations where I connect, learn a little something, and garner a smile or laugh or two before I start working. And then there's alexa ranking. You know I've been on some amazing blogs, with an alexa ranking of x,xxx,xxx something, which would lead you to believe that blog isn't popular... but visit the comments area on some of the posts and they've got a kick ass community of people listening to what they have to say, responding with their own insights and feedback, and in general having a blast sharing ideas and opinions! And then there's blogs with an Alexa ranking of XXX and practically no engagement from readers or sense of community. As to list posts, I don't have a problem with them or with writing them.. but I feel like they've got to offer some value or insight to the reader. Generally my list posts will be something like the one I interviewed you for, or I might highlight a handful of my readers or twitter followers. When I do, I always give the reason I think they are special or awesome, and why I want to share them with the rest of my readers. And to wrap up this long winded comment, lol I consider myself relatively new to blogging, and I'm still growing and evolving as I learn more and more about what I LIKE in a blog, and what I DON"T like. So it's posts like this that I enjoy and that help me realize more and more the type of blogger I don't want to be. Thanks for the entertainment and enlightenment. :D

Lissa Duty
Lissa Duty

As always, Erika, another great "Bitch Slap" and the reason you have this great community. Keep on keeping on! We need your type of honesty is this world of Know-It-Alls, Show-Offs and just plain idiots name dropping for self-promotion purposes. Don't get me wrong, name dropping isn't all bad, but depends how and why you are doing it! Have a great day! Lissa

Ann Olson
Ann Olson

"I listen to all comments and think I can learn from anyone but don’t really think your comment was constructive." <-- Makes you wonder what he considers a constructive comment. Yeesh!

InfoJunkiesAnon
InfoJunkiesAnon

Why does all the good stuff happen when I'm asleep? I followed a tweet to the reply he left Marian, and then another to this post from Lisa Morosky. I don't have any insight to offer, and anyway Killian's reply sums it up so well, you don't need my thoughts. It is a shame though. I'd like to say I can't believe it - but sadly I can.

Janice - Fitness Cheerleader
Janice - Fitness Cheerleader

Well said! It seems he needs to visit an online dictionary and re-discover the meaning of the word community.

nicole
nicole

The internet is infinite. So are the lists...as a fellow redhead...go on with your bitch slappin' ways!

Allan Ward
Allan Ward

Great posts - some interesting points of view. I've always been of the opinion that in any community there will be differing points of view. But that's what makes it exciting and interesting. If you publish a list that's based on your views, you need to accept that others may disagree. As long as it's done in a nice manner, it's a good thing. I haven't looked at his list, but I take little notice of those sorts of lists because they're too subjective. I like to find blogs that other bloggers recommend and if I like them, I'll add them to my RSS feed. There's plenty of great bloggers who will never appear on those lists. Allan

The Redhead
The Redhead

Successful affiliate, MLM and network marketers all have one thing in common - an appreciation for relationships. They understand the value and that they cannot be replaced. As I told Renewabelle, I think there are a lot of GREAT eBooks out there, but this kid's is unlikely one of them. He's young, he's learning and someone told him his internet thing is easy. Well, it ain't. And I hope to never have a day where I don't learn something that makes my efforts better and in return, I hope to give my readers the same. Yup. That's all I gots!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Yours was deleted as well? What a shame. Clearly, he's learned nothing, but then again, I didn't expect much. Anything worth having in this world takes time. Successes. Failures. Relationships. Love. Pets. They all take time. If you think you can get the answers in $197, I think you're wrong, and I'm entitled to think that. Do I think there are some great eBooks out there? Yes. INCREDIBLE ones. But will I be buying them from Michael Dunlop? Most unlikely. If I do, you can consider my Paypal account hacked. We could all do with more friends. And Michael Dunlop didn't earn any today.

Mandy
Mandy

i really just want to clothesline this kid, he is terrible. first of all, i refuse to take anyone seriously that has an "e-book" on blogging and gets into the whole "buy my e-book to learn more" crap. it's a total joke. secondly, the advertisements that randomly pop up as you're reading the selectively chosen positive comments are a pain in the ass and prove he is just a spammer. all of the "chosen ones" are just like him, and the comments are of people whacking him off to try and get a few extra page views. this kid has an attitude problem and clearly thinks his defensiveness is what has brought him "success." he'll learn a lesson as real bloggers call him out for being an immature piece of crap that does nothing more than litter the internet with more carbon copy of the same garbage we've all been reading for the past 10 years. nobody wants to buy your shit, man. get over yourself.

The Redhead
The Redhead

You're influencing a lot of people here, Dave.

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