Aussie Dave, august founder of the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards, has quaint notions of reciprocity. As I wrote in my last post, he sent me an e-mail which essentially called me a “dickhead.” Yet he’s now written me another e-mail in which he wags his finger at me for violating his privacy by quoting him publicly:
…I do not give you permission to publish my emails (including this one, in case you are considering it). That is entirely unacceptable.
Rest assured, I will be respondingly appropriately. And you won’t be getting traffic out of it.
That’s rich. A guy calls you something nasty and you owe him something in return?
So here’s the deal, Dave. Consider anything you ever write to or about me as fair game for being made public. Is that clear enough? I don’t owe you any consideration or favors so don’t expect any.
Oh and if you really are concerned about fueling my site traffic, you might want to consider ending our delightful correspondence because every new post I write about you or the JIB Awards will raise my ranking higher in any Google searches for the JIB Awards, your blog or moniker. In fact, you can see in the Google screenshot that a search for “Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards” brings up two of my posts in the number 1 and 2 position, even before your own. By the by, interesting that Google doesn’t seem to pick up any links to the JIB Awards portion of the Post site. Doesn’t the Post want Google hits?
Not to mention Technorati searches you’ll bring my way as well. But it’s your call. You seem to have this testosterone thing going where if you feel slighted you can’t let ‘the enemy’ have the last word. So I doubt this’ll be the last I’ll be hearing from you via e mail or my comments section. Guess you just can’t let it go.