By Jonathan Blaustein, Chief Namaste Correspondent
This is a first, as I’ve never written two posts in one week here before, nor have I gone on record attacking the audience.
As such, I’ll be brief.
I’ve noticed a very negative, accusatory tone towards Tim in the comment section the last few weeks. He does not need me to defend him, and frankly, I’m not.
Rather, I feel it’s important to remind you that this blog, like much of the known internet, is FREE. Tim does not get paid to write here, and neither do I.
As a professional writer, who gets compensated for everything else I do, I contribute to 7amkickoff gratis as a way of re-paying Tim for the great content I read each week. (It’s karma, basically.)
So while you may find him grumpy or aggressive on a particular day, or you may not agree with his analysis, I think it’s not appropriate to give him stick in the manner I’ve been seeing lately.
If you don’t appreciate the hard work that goes into running a blog in one’s spare time, then go get your Arsenal information somewhere else.
Thankfully, gone are the days when nasty comment sections were the norm everywhere. And I ought to point out that this comment section, in particular, is the best I’ve ever read.
So many of our regular commenters, (you know who you are) add immensely to the value of the reading experience. I’ve perused poetry, critical theory, and geopolitical analysis down there over the years, all of a very high caliber.
In general, you guys rock.
Tim didn’t ask me to write this, and I might even get shit for it down below, but given the generally noxious tenor of the Arsenal community debate lately, I thought it wise to remind people that in general, you get what you pay for.
This, however, is an exception. It’s great, it’s free, so please don’t forget it.