In an effort to quash some of the misinformation being belched by my little band of small-minded fanatics (see PR Midgets below), here I'd like to release a brief statement. Here I'll answer each of their incessant cluster-fuck jibes so as to not have to continue to respond to them intermittently on various blogs.
1. They would like to have you believe that Strumpette is in decline.
No. It's not. Not at all! We've just started!
Although they'd like us dead, to their deep dismay, we're growing. Last month we had 16,149 unique visitors and 35,569 visits. That comes to about 1,200 visits a day. For a new publication, we already best 98 percent of the 450 or so PR Blogs presently on line. Again, it took "celebrity" blogger Steve Rubel over a year to have that kind of following.
2. They like to repeat "a-man-duh."
Funny hallucination but totally untrue. I am also NOT Brian Connolly, our webmaster. No matter how much "evidence" these knucklehead super sleuths think they might have, they have no clue as to our tech setup. We are set up purposely to protect the anonimity of our contributors. That's a fact.
Also, for the record, as has been written variously, "Amanda" is comprised of a group of people, friends and colleagues, the majority of which are women.
See... their dig is just an immature ad hominem attempt to discredit us. They are trying desperately to discourage readership. Like the Edelman Gang at the onset, they have a vested interest to take us off line. Their "Me2Revolution" is a load of hooey and they're afraid that we will continue to point that out.
Bottom line: to quote one of our loyal friends, "Well, I don't care if Amanda is actually Bruce or Boris. I like her site and I like what she writes... And I can still fantasize!" And that's just what we intend to continue to provide.
3. Lack of transparency is not PC for Web 2.0.
Nonsense. The cry for "transparency" also happens to be the war cry of the literal minded. If they can expose all things private, they're ecstatic! It has nothing to do with truth. It's about power.
Well, we have no intention of giving in. Telling a "story" is what communications is all about. "Stories" require creation. That's just something they are not capable of doing. They are adamant to try to tear it down because just by doing what we are doing, it shows them to be empty-headed aggregators. What is Media Orchard, or Micropersuasion for that matter? Take away the "Pick of the Orchard" aggregation and you're left with very little. And the little original thought they might have is pretty lightweight stuff of poor quality.
4. They'd like you to believe that being dis-ed by the PR bloggers and the "Nobodies Club" matters.
No. It just doesn't. They, by-an-large, are a group of self-important PR juniors and empty Shels. They are PR people whose power, and credibility for that matter, is a total fabrication and not real. We are more credible as a character than all of their resumes.
Anyway, their obsession aside, the dis was totally anticipated. As an extension of the PR establishment, they carry the same hypocrisy that is the target of our jokes. Well, we intend to continue to have great fun at their expense.
5. They'd like to believe that we are bitter.
Not in the slightest. We are having an absolute blast!
And we know you are, too. Stay tuned.
To our many fans, thank you for your continue support.
CHICAGO - A new record has been set in Championship PR Midget Toss. Sunday, in front of crowd of more than 1,300 web fans, Edelman's Senior Counselor for Online Communications, Phil Gomes, sailed 9' 4" to shatter the previous record of 7' 9" held by Jeremy Pepper of Weber Shandwick.
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