The letter written by an Ardent fan, @Tiwatopeola goes:
Linda is a woman in her late 30’s, single, successful and also a role model to some young women. She is well known for her gossip blog which she makes millions from. She wasn’t born with a silver spoon but she worked hard and bought herself a diamond spoon. She also has a house worth half a billion. Wow, that’s quite an achievement but she tends to forget that everything isn’t about the money or the fame. I’ve read some of her inspirational write-ups and she sounds like a Christian.
The Bible she read says ‘whoever restrains his words has knowledge’.
It’s a blogger’s job to write and cover stories. Writers have a wild knowledge of imagination and can use it in diverse ways. You can write about anything but you shouldn’t write about everything.
I read news about celebrities especially musicians. You bring the ups and downs of their personal life on air without confirming if they are true or false but now, I’m wondering why you don’t write about your personal life. Are you deliberately keeping a low profile life style? Or there is nothing really going on in your personal life and family?
I want to believe that you don’t have a perfect life and you are not flawless. Everybody is hustling just like you but it won’t be nice if you purposely write hurtful things about them. If you write the positive aspect of what they do, it still doesn’t change your social status because you are famous already.
Nobody likes their private life flying around in the air. Some celebrity’s marriages have gone down the drain because of what some writers write about them. ‘What goes around comes around’. You enjoy it when you write about people but you might not find it funny when you read what people write about you.
I think you are inspiring someone to be a great blogger like you are, that means your stories are not safe because someone out there will dig out your deepest secret and put it out there. You can’t just paint yourself in a perfect way. Your million naira house, car, designers and how you don’t sleep with men for money isn’t enough for us. You might not sleep with men for money, it might be ‘just for fun’ you know, lol.
You might have even purchased your house on loan but you definitely won’t tell us that. The designers you wear may be imitations but you won’t say it just to keep that expensive profile. Well, we the younger ones are watching.
You are supposed to positively help Nigerian musicians, not telling us their dirty part. Actually, no one is perfect – we all have that other, dirty, dark part.