Sunday, 25 January 2009

Blogging could make you rich

Or could get you sacked

44 year-old Diedre Dare, an America lawyer working in Moscow, may get sacked over her 'ficticious' blog of a romping expat. She is going to take on her employers in what apparently could become a landmark case. She says “they picked a fight with the wrong girl”.

She has been publishing chapters of her steamy novel on the internet, all fiction she says, about life and bedroom antics of Dasha, a young foreign woman in the Russian capital. Before the story broke she was getting 3,500 hits a month. Now 800,000 have accessed it in a few days! showed photos of her lying on a sofa in her lingerie and 11 chapters of her novel.“There is something thrilling about being in bed with a Frenchman even if he does have a small c*** which he cant get up” as Pierre gently kissed my eyelids and stroked my face, I sighed as if in pleasure, when, really, my mind was occupied with the thought that it is disappointing how European men seemed to have little boy c****.”
The Author has been forbidden from publishing further chapters of Expat for the time being. She will resume if and when she is permitted to. From an article by Mark Franchetti, Sunday Times 25 Jan 2009.
As far as I can see she hasn't been threatenend with a spanking.


Dante d'Amore said...

This is outrageous!

How dare she?

What's wrong with her?

Actually telling everyone it's fiction?

I've never heard of such a thing. ;)

Good find & great story. It'll be interesting to see how this goes.

ronnie said...

Hi Dante, thanks for stopping by, appreciate it.
I thought it an interesting article, my opinion she will get a nice little payout from her company and a juciy book deal.

Very good points in your post "Links that Stink". Will go back and read more. Are you going to keep it running?


Dante d'Amore said...

Hi Ronnie,

I think you are right and it will pay off big for her.

Yes, I plan to keep it going. I have several new posts I want to do already, but I'm not sure whether to wait until the old stuff is back or if I should just put those posts back as time permits and try to keep a chronological order.

I'll probably do the second one though since the old posts are new for many people anyway. I put them all up in the last 2 days but can stick any date on them. I had originally put their original dates back but then changed them all to this month. Don't ask why, because I have no earthly idea, lol.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ronnie:
Too bad I can't get paid for the amount of hours I spend just reading blogs! I'd be very rich by now.
Wouldn't that be a great job. Blog Reading...I'll starting looking in the classified ads :)
Take care

lessa said...

hello Ronnie.. nice to meet you to... and it even made the news in Europe... was on 2 radioshows today.. *smiles*.. she must place some adds on het blog and go commercial ;-)

love, lessa

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ronnie said...

Andrades - I do like that name. Haha, let me know if you find something in the ads but yes, would be a good job.
Thanks for your other comment, had to totally delete it,not sure how to just delete part of one. Would be interested if anyone knows. Wonder if Spanky does?

Lessa - hello, thanks for popping over. Sorry for mistakes in my comment to you, my brain and fingers musn't have been talking to one another.
I think she will make quite a bit of money out of it.

Thanks both.