The first is the appearance of links to blog posts of mine appearing on EveBlogs.net.
|Those look familiar|
I found out last night when reading the comments of my Wednesday post that I had been added to EveBlogs.net. My blog post in no way was a request for inclusion in Alexia Morgan's new venture and I never contacted him for such inclusion.
This fact is important to point out in the wake of Winterblink's interview with Alexia published yesterday. Here's the statement that made me put down the popcorn bowl, wash the butter off my fingers and start typing:
"But a number of bloggers are talking about the same thing. The controversy is real and seems to enrage them. It’s not beneficial to me to try and bring a community together by enraging them. So the ‘change of focus’ is to, put it bluntly, tell them to go screw themselves. If they want to remain independent, they can. If they want to struggle against the concept of community, they can. If they think creating ‘competition’ amongst various community sites or blogs is a good thing, they’re entitled to their opinions. What’s left for me to do is simply focus on those that want to be in the community and support the community. Those that don’t, so be it.
"However, I’m pondering on whether or not I should allow independent bloggers to use Eve Blogs Network to promote their blogs if they’re adamantly against the idea. If you’re an independent blogger wanting to have your blog listed on a community portal, I think it’s a bit ripe to sign up to have your blog updates presented on the portal, and then start blogging about your resistance to the concept of community and a community portal.
"So the change of focus is going to take all this into consideration as I move forward. Community is community – those that don’t support it, well, you’re obviously not into community and shouldn’t be part of it. Rotten apples, and all that. I’ll instead focus on those that do support it and want to be part of it."
Once again, I need to state I did not sign up for EveBloggers.net. In fact, I concluded Wednesday's post with the following paragraph.
"Well, Alexia has the site up and running. I don't have to worry about this because, since I'm not an EVE blogger, I couldn't participant even if I wanted to. Which I don't. I think anyone joining it for the purposes of blogging is making a poor long term decision. The Eve blogosphere has seen hosting sites before go out of business overnight with no warning. But I linked it anyway because I can always be wrong. Besides, since I have no dog in this fight, I can just grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show."And yet, feeling the way he does, Alexia added this "rotten apple" to his site anyway. Very strange.
I have contacted Alexia and asked to be removed from his site. I have received a reply stating that will occur. Hopefully this ends my involvement in the drama and I can get back to my popcorn bowl and enjoy the show.
EDIT: Apparently Alexia has decided to keep me linked to his site.
@Freebooted I know. That's me being a dick, obviously. I'll remove it when I feel like it. Why? I'm not interested in being dictated to.
— Alexia Morgan (@Alexia_Morgan) July 8, 2013
EDIT 2 (15 July 2013): It looks like I am off the site now. I'm not going to make any more comments about it and hopefully this is the last I ever write about EveBlogs.net.