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Mixed Message on a style blog Re: the MC Incident


In a post titled “Link Love” by Nubby Twiglet, the second to last item reads:

“• This (now infamous) Marie Claire article about the author’s disdain for fat people set off a huge fire storm with over 3,000 comments.”

I suddenly felt upset. I go to this blog for it’s design & style tips and I generally love her links…so I felt compelled to comment:

» notblueatall said: { Nov 10, 2010 – 03:11:52 }

Hi, doll. Just wondering why you chose to link to the Hate-filled Marie Claire article written by the ignorantly misguided Maura Kelly in your link-love post? There’s a reason her post set off a fire storm: targeting a single group of people with hate is not okay! It really is that simple.

» Nubby said: { Nov 11, 2010 – 07:11:17 }

notblueatall: Linking to an article does not mean that I agree with the writer’s views — I am simply trying to provide a variety of content to my readers. I didn’t say that I agreed with what was said in any way — I don’t. I’d heard about the post all week and wanted to see what everyone was talking about and I am sure that many of my readers did as well.

» notblueatall said: { Nov 11, 2010 – 04:11:21 }

I understand your wanting to share a variety, I blog, too…but when you include a hateful article in a post titled “Link Love” it sends a bit of a mixed message. I love your blog, but was surprised is all. Rock on!

She has not yet responded to my last comment. I don’t think that she will.

Your thoughts?

5 Comments to

“Mixed Message on a style blog Re: the MC Incident”

  1. On November 15th, 2010 at 11:02 am Psycho Sue Says:

    I agree that “Love” should not have been used to present that link. It was poor choice on the blogger’s part. Of course if it says “Love” then we think you agree or like the things in the links.

  2. On November 15th, 2010 at 11:05 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I half expected to post this and have people tell me I took it wrong or read into it too deeply. I am so glad that you got the same message that I did! Thank you!

  3. On November 15th, 2010 at 7:12 pm Moe Says:

    I totally agree with you. The term “Link Love” is specific. It means you love the links and what is being said.

  4. On November 16th, 2010 at 12:00 pm thepowerofmyth Says:

    I agree with your logic as well. If I saw “love” in response to a link I would just naturally assume that the blogger agrees/loves/like/is okay with the link’s content.

  5. On November 16th, 2010 at 12:06 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Yay! Thank you!

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