I’m going to have to think twice about giving product/company recommendations on this blog. I say this because I exchanged emails all day long with the CEO of a company that shall remain nameless who was trying to get me to remove one of my entries. According to him, one of his competitors was leaving negative feedback on my site and this was impacting his business as when you search for his company, my website pops up close to the top. While I didn’t have to comply which his wish, I decided to leave the post up but turn off the comments. Hopefully, they can all go away. I really don’t need this type of aggravation right now.
July 6, 2004 at 9:39 pm
“new hairstyle” is now up to #4. It’s a tribute to the power of blogs, your in particular. “F” the CEO.
July 1, 2004 at 11:48 am
I read this post this morning and when about my day. I’m getting my haircut tomorrow and just did a search on “new hairstyle”. Your blog is #6 on a Yahoo search.
He can’t hate you for being so popular 😉
July 1, 2004 at 10:17 am
Ditto, ditto. Plus if he is getting so much bad press on his product maybe he should stop whining like a little b*tch and improve the product.
July 1, 2004 at 7:56 am
Ditto KT. You have the right to express your pleasure/displeasure with something in any medium you chose. If this CEO is unhappy about what a competitor is saying about his company, it would behoove him to talk to that competitor, not you.
Gah! >: /
July 1, 2004 at 6:59 am
Blogs are places to speak your mind, but to do so responsibly. That’s the beauty of free speech. If what you say is what you believe to be the truth (or your opinion) and as long as your not saying it just to hurt someone, then you have the right to say it.
The people leaving comments don’t have the same rights, per se. They have other places to speak out. If you don’t like what they’re saying, or think that they’re not speaking responsibly, delete or edit the comment. Comments on your blog are under your control.
Product and company reviews? Perfect for blogs. Loyal readers might tend to value your opinions.
If the CEO doesn’t like his competitors talking about him/his company, he should talk to the competitors directly.