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CNBC Says "Mike South - South is the Nikki Finke of the porn industry. His blog, which is never short on opinion, is a must-read among industry insiders. His style is unique, but he is also a leading agent of change within the industry. There are few fence-sitters when it comes to opinions about South, but no one ignores him."

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Dear LurkingReader

I hope I’ll be forgiven to use my author credentials to answer a reader’s comment which I could have simply answered in the commentary accordingly. Fact is that I have received similar questions in the last few days and a proper post gives me the opportunity to answer and to clarify my position once and for all as well as to understand what should be my next move about it, if any.

@Sabrina
Have the idea my opinion doesn’t carry much weight with you, still gonna say it would be great if you used your admin privileges to share your thoughts, opinions and insights as a resource for performers who aren’t there yet.

I don’t know why you’ve got that idea, but I can assure you that it’s a very wrong one. I have the apparently weak habit to keep in high consideration every opinion and every idea, and believe me when I tell you that yours are not just every opinion. I’m flattered by your (and @lastnot’s and others’) invitation to write more in here. I know that Mike would encourage me to do so even more than he has always done, if he didn’t already know my issues about it. Well, they are not real issues, unless sentimental issues can be considered as such. Everything involving sentimentality can never be an issue really. I guess I’m more shy, than anything else. This is not my creature, but it is one that I am very attached to. “Unfortunately”, I feel particularly attached to its creator too and my respect for Mike holds me up from taking any action that might violate the original editorial project and line in any possible way.

If this wasn’t enough, as some of you know, I write on Quora at https://www.quora.com/profile/Sabrina-Deep over a lot of topics and subjects. This takes quite a few hours off of my daily routine and because when I do something I try to take it very seriously, writing in here on a regular basis would mean for me to take even more time off of my daily schedule. I could partially compensate by alternating original articles with some of my pieces that I write on Quora, but then again I’m not sure that either Mike or Mike South’s readers or both would appreciate that. Also, there’s not much happening in porn at the moment, and what I had to say about the issues we all know, I have already said it. I’m not an investigative writer like Mike; I don’t have his sources, his talent and I would never be able to hold on to his legacy. I am opinionated and passionate, I like to provoke, to offer a hint, an opportunity to reflect over a range of topics which inspire me from time to time. I like to ignite discussions; my articles serve to the commentary section, not vice versa. If I started writing in here, it had to be about politics, interpersonal relationships, news bits, sex and education to it, not just about the porn industry. You see…it’s not as easy as it sounds. One thing is writing something on Mike South from time to time, with good “old” Mike allowing it, and another thing is to write for Mike South’s.

Now that you know where I stand, I am open to hear what you think, guys. If there is a real interest in reading what I have to say according to and compatibly with what I have said above, if you don’t mind reading what’s the difference between ego and self esteem of what I think of Vladimir Putin, between a porn industry related article and another, if you don’t mind to read something, at times, which has already been published on Quora a few minutes earlier, if you don’t expect only porn industry pieces and if you don’t expect at all porn industry related scoops which I have neither the sources nor the journalistic attitude to produce, if you have the patience and the will to give me the opportunity to trace a new path with your help and feedback, then it will be impossible for me to keep at distance and I will be honored to give my continued contribution.

Since this post gives me also the chance to do it on a wider scale, I wish you all a happy new year.