Another reason...

By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, March 14, 2007 At 12:21 PM

Since I posted on my blog about Knick Onkaspol and his low-paying gigs, my blog has suddenly started getting an unusual amount of attention in the form of nasty comments. Although I don't know for sure that "Anonymous" is really Knick, I have reason to believe it may be.

The facts:

1) Knick's final email to me, written after I informed him I would be warning other writers of his low-paying practices, stated simply: "Do what got to do and so will I." A badly written threat? Certainly seemed that way to me.

2) Since posting on Knick's low-paying gigs and our email exchange, I have received several rude comments on those posts, containing everything from bad words to indirect libel suit threats to accusations that I am unprofessional.

3) All but one of these posts were made by "Anonymous," and the only one that wasn't came after I told "Anonymous" that I wasn't going to approve any more of his comments.

4) According to my website statistics, the visitors to these specific pages came to my blog from a saved favorites link. In other words, no one has happened upon these pages by searching the Internet, despite the fact that the last commenter tried to make it sound like that's how he got here.

5) All but the last comment were written in the same style as Knick's emails. That is to say, they all had similar spelling and grammar errors, often leaving out entire words.

Do these facts mean that it's Knick harassing me for exposing him on my blog? Ultimately you'll have to be the judge of that. However, if you think, as I do, that Knick is probably involved, this makes just one more reason why you should avoid working for Knick Onkaspol.

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Blogger Irreverent Freelancer Says:  

You know...for a long while I've wondered why you had your comments turned off. Then the other day I happened to click on the title of one of your posts and voila...the ability to post a comment. I feel so dumb! In any event, I don't know if I'm just lucky or people are just intimidated by me, but I've not yet had anyone post a nasty comment on my blog. And I sure give enough people reason to! LOL Remember: Any attention is good attention. The more this guy bugs you, the more you write about him and the more writers know to stay away from him. I for one appreciate that you're doing that.

 
 
Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

LOL - thanks for the encouragement, Kathy! It is much appreciated!

Yeah, I need to figure out how to change my blog template so that the comment link shows on the main page. Sorry for the confusion!

 

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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