So, while I'm here, go look at my very nice bloggers. I regularly submit their stuff.
Take, for example, this recent extremely intelligent discussion of privacy in the current internet:
Or this discussion of the roots of order/chaos good/evil dualities in agricultural society: http://skepticlawyer.com.au/2012/10/16/war-and-peace/
This confronting moral conundrum from the Massacre of Srebrenica: http://clubtroppo.com.au/2012/10/24/srebrenica-should-the-so...
This discussion of the deadening effect of media laws upon Australian free speech: http://catallaxyfiles.com/2012/10/24/the-deadening-of-free-s...
and so on and so forth.
I am enormously proud of all my bloggers.
But what I said is true. It's a shame that out of all the things that every site on Ozblogistan has ever posted, this is the one that made the HN front page.
There are far better posts than mine in those blogs. Is it wrong for me to be proud of them?
It's not wrong to be proud, but I have to agree that blatant advertising is distasteful no matter which way you slice it.
In case you are wondering, I don't make any money from the traffic. Each of the blogs decide for themselves whether to host advertising.
I sometimes forget that because I have about 3k advertising servers blocked in my hosts file ...
Personally, I downvoted the comment and suggest you delete it.
How are these blogs related to you?
Good for him for sponsoring people, but it's a bit odd to imply he's deserving of any credit for their work simply for hosting a Wordpress instance. If they are paid employees, then that might be more appropriate, though still odd.