I got all the evidence last night.
If I needed proof that writing is for the giving, not the receiving, I got my evidence yesterday.
Yesterday there were over 1,000 posts read by over 200 readers of my blog, but no sign of a sale for my e-books, no wonder I am so p'd off with life, and writing.
Reading is alive, but writing is dead.
People want to read stories, but nobody wants to pay you to write them; I tried several unknown magazines from the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia and all I got was nothing, not even a reject letter.
For the reasons mentioned I would not hesitate to write fake reviews if I got the job, after all, what can I lose?
I don't earn $5 a year as a writer, and I have no reputation to be concerned about.