My current take on the EF debacles
A lot of people are asking me where I stand on the current Edenfantasys drama and blowouts. And rightfully so. They’re currently the only company I review for; the only company I direct people to for purchasing; and I allowed EdenCafe to participate in e[lust]. As a blogger, a reviewer and the editor of e[lust], I have decisions to make.
And the only things I can tell you are this:
1. I do know that the EF link issues are weird. I know that when I tried to search back in google-cache for a since-changed copy of something on Edencafe about a month ago, I couldn’t find it. It was like google just wasn’t indexing it given my search terms.
3. EF is banning forum contributors like there’s a plague lockdown. I’ve not been extremely vocal there, but I still screen-capped my affiliate earnings….just in case.
4. While I can agree that something is wrong here, I haven’t been personally wronged -that I know of- and so I’m not to the level of fury as the bloggers who’ve been wronged. However angry and wronged they are though….I don’t appreciated being bullied into dropping all ties like a hot potato. While the money I get from affiliate sales and such isn’t “huge” it’s something that would make an obvious dent in my finances should I lose it. I never have had affiliate commissions from any other place like I do from EF, because all the other sites I reviewed for were frankly either a lesser site, or more expensive. For those that would like to continue to crucify me for not joining their picket line……you all wanna chip into the kitty and make up what I’ll be losing a month? No? I didn’t think so.
5. I do not like what they did to Epiphora, how it was handled, or how other forum people are now being banned left and right for speaking dissenting opinions. It’s shady and fishy.
I am still forming an opinion. I am reading the blog posts of others and taking everything with a grain of salt. But I don’t have the luxury of burning bridges with the snap of my fingers, so I need to make an informed and well-thought-out decision.
My confidence in the company has been shaken. I am now suspicious. I was guarded, before. But now I’m suspicious.
I do still have reviews to do for them, and I will at the least be fulfilling those obligations. I’ve been so swamped in life that I’ve gotten horribly behind on my reviews.
It seems that while my action of not forming a steadfast opinion just yet isn’t popular and will likely make me some enemies out of bloggers I previously viewed as friends, I’m not the only one. Rayne is feeling the same. And as she said: “Let’s get this out in the open, first thing: I am a firm believer in there being three sides to every story. Yours, mine and the truth.”
At least if any of my fellow bloggers are going to crucify me behind my back, at least have the guts to stand up and do it to my face. Comment here, go for it. I might join the strike against EF, and I might not. I. Don’t. Know. Yet. And that’s…….that.