write on! respect the blog

During my lunchtime blog reading I stopped at Fat, Frumpy and Fifty's (by the way she is none of that .. okay maybe she's 50) and read her take on a post written by Don Mills Diva

I urge you to go read both posts and then speak out.


  1. Thanks for spreading the word Daryl!! I also spoke with David McMahon about this and he's the journo on the case!!

    saz x

  2. Thank you for the heads up. Important things spoken. Gotta think about what to say.

  3. Oh, dear, dear. And if you read all the way to the end of the Times article, you can find that it is subtly promoting a book by one of the authors. Way to go for honest journalism there.

  4. I went - I read - I got angry.

    I posted my own response linking to you - F&F and DMD.


    I won't get a book deal out of it or a newspaper article.

    But I just - might - help someone who is hiding behind their computer screen and searching through their tears.

  5. As a fellow graduate of a Canadian j-school, Kelly's words resonate deeply in my brain. The journo who listed her work may not have broken any laws, but the act certainly violated the unwritten code that dictates journos treat all their sources with the utmost respect.

    I blog, and I'm a journalist, too. I see the two states of being as mutually complementary, and any journalist who looks down his/her nose at bloggers needs a reality check. Blogging doesn't replace traditional media. It enhances it. And traditional media enhances blogging. Like peanut butter and chocolate.

    In a similar vein. FFF's perspective rings strongly in my head as well. We are all self-publishers, responsible for our creating our own sense of community in much the same way writers - professional and not - have done for eons. I love her journal-of-life philosophy.

    Thanks for getting me thinking!


  6. My personal opinion is blogs should just be fun. I guess your site attracts a lot of people that take blogging very seriously. It's really all indulgent nonsense (my favorite new phrase - Thanks! Simon Cowell).

  7. I don't know what this is, but as long as my little blue battery lasts, I'll be checking it out, and reporting back. I'm very curious.


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