One other (small) place where Gordon is wrong?
If he thinks the level of criticism you get on work self-published online is “Dude it rocks/sucks”, he has never seen Alexandra Erin’s fandom. Six ongoing serials, and the fandoms provide everything from grammar and style nitpicks to continuity correction, gratis, along with the remainder of their commentary. She’s making enough to pay the rent at it, too.
Tumblr – Come see the inside of my fandom brain
Twitter – Intermittent rambling, links, and what I just ate
Facebook – A nexus of me, yet strangely impersonal
Google+ – Another nexus of me for Google Geeks
Delicious – A wild collection of links, mostly of fiction
GoodReads – The books I’m reading and the ones I’m in
Flickr - Photographic evidence of a few of my exploits
LiveJournal – A mirror of this blog, nothing more
I'm a writer, most often committing acts of genre (fantasy, science fiction, and other stretches of the imagination). You can find my short stories in many and various magazines and anthologies and podcasts. In addition to being a writer I also engage in activism and fandom -- often both at once.