A writer for Pigdog Journal disagrees with most of Rebecca Blood’s advice in her Handbook, lampooning it in an over-the-top way:
And then there are all the bits where web writers are cautioned to never insult a blogger. “Even relatively mild criticism of another weblogger or her site design will reflect very unfavorably on you,” admonishes Miss Blood. … Your brand of mealy-brained, fraidy-cat niceness has never in the entire history of humanity resulted in prose that’s worth a fat crap….
Ironically, a tossed-off slam at the end of the article has driven a lot of traffic to the blognovel hosted here at Salon.