In fairness to RH, I'm sure anyone can go bck to my thousands of blog posts while we were cruising plus many of my smart ass chat room post comments and make me look like a horrible guy. Maybe that's a good lesson to never make smart ass or controversial posts 1/2 intended in fun and gest, but heck what fun would that be?
I've mentioned this before but there IS A DIFFERENCE between a Blog and Chat room persona and the real thing, I don't care what people want to say and think, keeping a popular blog going is work, it's entertainment, and not a true representation of who people are. The good blogs out there do this in a way that the reader (just like in a good movie) blurrs the reality between real life and the persona they have come to love and know on the blog. It's not lying, it's not being dishonest, it's looking at the blog like WORK, which is what it REALLY is to do 3-4 blog posts a week and keep them interesting to keep the attention of thousands of readers.
Eric had a persona, an act, a stick on the blog and in the chat room and it made him and his blog popular and people loved him here on CF and couldn't get enough of his opinnions and observations. Sure it looks bad NOW with what happened, but if they were now in the South Pacific
being the average Joe Hero Cruisers that made it, everyone would be singing their praises and heaping them with praise. It turned out bad sure, but the Eric we all knew from the blog was NEVER the real Eric to start with....no one ever is once a blog goes from personal to becomming a source of income
There are threads after threads of how to make money
while cruising and bingo....Eric figured it out with his blog and other work (what ever it was) and the irony now is that the thing that "made them" is now tearing them down. Once again the bright lights of media fame have burned another star who has fallen to earth.