But the point I want to make here is that no blogger – full-time pro or part-time paid – is exempt from disclosing how (not necessarily how much) they are paid and who is paying them.
Agreed. Though I don’t see what the big deal is, really. If people don’t want to read about what I do for a living, it’s not my problem.
[Bonus Link:] Tom Raftery’s “Blacknight Solutions don’t tolerate criticism.”
Blacknight Solutions contacted me this afternoon and asked me to move all my sites off their servers. They no longer want my business. Why? Because I criticised their customer service after they lost all my podcasts, didn’t tell me about it until I discovered it a couple of weeks later, and when I did report it to them, they blamed me for asking for a temporary home for my podcasts (untrue).
This story just made it onto the front page of Techmeme. News travels fast etc.