Your information is incorrect. The list is 1000 must-read novels and it is divided into several different genre categories. I went through the list and counted and there are 123 crime novels listed. And some of those, such as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, aren't really crime novels. The list is not intended to be just thrillers. It is intended to include all kinds of crime novels.
Here are direct, non-blogspam links to the articles:
The intent isn't the point of the term, it's the fact that it wastes time for someone to get to the actual article. Your blog post was confusing; I just wanted the list and it took a few minutes to find it. If you talk about a Guardian article in the post, link directly to it. Linking to a blog instead is, in the colloquial usage of the term, blogspam, regardless of the intent. Don't get mad at me about it, I didn't create the term.
Without getting 'precious' - The primary link to The Guardian / Observer was in the first paragraph of my post.
Sorry if you felt [and I quote] "Your blog post was confusing; I just wanted the list and it took a few minutes to find it" - but the link was there, right there in the first paragraph. Would you have found it without me posting it?
The rest of my post spilt and identifed all the other links, as there were several - but I guess "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
No matter which way you paint the term 'blog-spam' - it is still a term of derision.
lease don't hide behind [I quote] "Don't get mad at me about it, I didn't create the term." - It's like someone calling me by the 'N-Word', and then saying, "Hey don't blame me for using the 'N' Word, I didn't create the term."
John D - Next time you see a post of mine, why not ignore it, rather than deride the messenger.