Socialite-blogger and publishing heiress Emily Brill was profiled in Page Six Magazine this Sunday as a high-society "outcast" whose uptown and Hamptons-centric blogging project has irritated the status quo, alienating her from other socials. "I hope people don't think [my blog] is an attempt to draw attention to myself," she told the magazine. Now that the article's out, she's posted a point-by-point rebuttal on her blog, acting as if she's a public figure with a reputation to defend. No matter how shamelessly they court attention, people generally don't like being written about or profiled, because they can't control the outcome.The post-profile response in the 2.0 world is to huff and sigh—on your blog—about how you were misquoted, taken out of context, or maybe get all upset about your photoshoot. Exhibit 1:
NY Post: Anonymous says, "She's always on her BlackBerry blogging, even at a sit-down dinner."There is more of this! And it is fascinating. There is one factual error in the article that Brill does not dispute, so we'll do it for her: Emily, your blog so does not get 72,000 hits a day! (Unless you're counting them the old-fashioned way, and who does that?) She also has a problem with anonymous quotes attacking her: "I will never use an anonymous quote that's critical of someone without first calling for a response." (Looks like I'm in the clear—I went on the record with my bitchy quote!) [Essentially Emily ] The Modern-Day Tale of a Society Outcast [Page Six Magazine]
Fact: At 25 I don't go to too many sit-down dinners. And even a cursory look through my blog (with the exception of fashion week) would show I don't blog too much at night. If you see me on my blackberry after dark, I'm probably doing what any other flesh and blood twenty-something does with her blackberry: texting or bbming. Jeez.