It's not the practice that grates, but what we are calling it.
You know I love this place. And I really don't mind getting notices of the new things you've written, or pointers to things you think I'd like to read. In fact, I like it, because I'd miss a lot of cool things otherwise.
But I really, really beg you to stop calling it blog whoring and pimping - at least when you contact me. I think those words are demeaning to us all. There must be some more creative, less degrading way to say, Read my stuff! Or, Read this great post!
I am just old enough to remember when whore and pimp were not part of everyday speech. I am not sure when they became acceptable, but I am drawing a line in the pixels here. Like Sandra felt about MILF, and EPriddy felt about Bitch, I feel about Whoring and Pimping. Please, just make it stop.