Some interesting goings on this last week, with new batch of “cool aid” – as those across the pond say – being sold to daft newbies who either seem to NOT be learning as they are going along or new noobs who are just getting sucked in.
This blogging A-list crowd is getting worse!
I knew it as soon as I saw it in my inbox with the lame pitch and tweeted that it was a joke, before seeing the interesting few post from people who know what they are talking about, who slam the cool aid floggers!
I would never say I know it all and there are plenty of people who know more than me on all this stuff, blogging and internet marketing wise, but even so, if I can spot this crap a mile off I am bemused and saddened many can’t and to that end I am glad people are starting to stand up and say “hang on, this is bullshit”…. not that I’ve ever shied away from doing that :o)
Let’s face it, those who are falling for this crap who already read the supposed A-listers blogs and other crap they write are either not getting it or they are pure fanboys, no other way to describe it, how can there be if they still don’t twig that what they learn? read on the blogs is useless and just going to be reworded for the “tribe” crap or forum or whatever.
Call me stupid, but this crap “join us and we’ll be friends, that will make you money, just cos you are “in” with us” ideal is obviously a bit lame, is that what they call a business plan?
Join us, we will make you a cool blogger?! Lame!
Look, I don’t dislike Darren, Chris, Brian, Simone… they are all great writers, I just think this third tribe thing is BULLSHIT.
I know some say, you are cynical bugger Rob…thing is I just don’t like seeing people getting ripped off!
Being charged to have your hand held and then misled along the way… no thanks.
So much is obvious on the blogs alone.
Darren doesn’t do SEO in his words, well I can see that, you can’t even anchor link in a way to benefit those (misguided) guest posters, check if you unsure… no doubt due to some of them being wanna-be-famous-like-you guest posters, they don’t mind being linked using their names.
Ah well, Darren’s take on this third tribe thing, useless nonsense.
Reading one of the best rants about this whole situation, I doubt the writer Grizz would like a useless link, maybe as he knows what he is talking about when it comes to the make money online situation he would prefer this! :o)
Andy Beard also, I have known Andy for years online, read his stuff alot, he shares alot on SEO tips .. maybe Darren and the other cool aid sellers should read his stuff too!
So, these people wanna charge $47 a month!
To hold your hand and tell you “you are cool cos you are with us” all the while reading their rehashed crap and fawning over them.
Just my opinion and I am entitled to it, keep ya money, use it on something else or buy ya loved one something, hold their hand instead!
When they start showing they know what the hell they are talking about, then maybe we start to listen to them, till then… steer clear is my advice, go read Grizz’s blog if you want the real nuts and bolts on how it all works.