This Is A Graft-Free Blog

Wired thinks it has broken a story here:

Pay to Play: Some iPhone App Sites Demand Money for Reviews

This has been happening since the iPhone first had third-party programs.

But beyond that is the bigger issue of graft itself.

People accepting long-term “loaner” units from companies in exchange for “reviews” which strangely are always — always! — slanted to be “positive”.

People accepting free trips to trade shows or “conferences.”

It’s one thing to tout the work of people you know. I will do that — but I will do it because I find their work worthy.

But I’m not here at this blog — nor put here on this earth — to kiss anyone’s ass.

Let me repeat that — with links! — so you can see my record and just how damned serious I am about this.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

I am not here to kiss your ass.

In my iPad Links posts, I’ve often asked on Twitter if there are any writers who have a free eBook that needs a free pimp link. It’s been like pulling teeth — yet these same people will whine whine whine about no one ever mentioning their shit!

Let me tell all of you something right now and tattoo this on your brain: One good review from a site that can be trusted is worth an infinite number of “good” reviews from sites that can never be trusted.

If you pay for a “review,” you don’t have anything worthwhile to buy.

If you accept “pay” for a review, the day will come when you will be found out — and your just future is starving to death on the street in a cardboard box for your home.

Trust matters.

2 responses to “This Is A Graft-Free Blog

  1. Chris Kubica

    I think people would trust YOU a lot more if you weren’t such a rude potty mouth. Just sayin.

  2. Kubica, you’re a pain in the ass. Just fuck off already, will you?