I hadn’t ever read Jeneane Sessum’s blog before the recent Ze-scapades. I was looking at some of the other recent posts and to my surprise, I saw her posting a very similar take to my on the whole PayPerPost thing. She struck all the same notes – hypocrisy of those making money blogging while taking umbrage at others doing the same, socio-economics of those who really might need the money, etc. Check out her take here and here.
It’s nice to see that at least one other person agrees with my perspective. I was wondering if I was really that far adrift, at least until Jason Calcanis showed up to leave me a comment telling me my arguments were stupid. That was a nice shot of external validation. The beautiful part of that is that he made his “purity of the blogosphere” argument about how bad “covert marketing” is and then seemingly without irony explained how one moves from Z-list blogger to the A-list by covertly marketing oneself. Really. I’m not kidding, it seems too good to be true but it happened.