Greed

This is a guest post by Michael Schechter.

I’m noticing a pattern lately:  the moment that a blogger starts to monetize his or her site can usually be tracked back to moment the content begins to suck. The minute that optimization becomes the priority, creation tends to quickly take a backseat. It’s not a perfect theory, but it is quickly becoming a common one.

Now, I’m fairly new at this whole blogging thing, but I have a pretty clear call to action on my site: I want you to read the crap I wrote on the page, with the desired reaction being that you derive value from said crap. If you really found it useful, who knows, maybe you’ll even comment. Apparently, this is wrong and I just don’t get how things work.

Apparently, I need you to engage, to end on a question no matter how obvious and patronizing it is. I need an offer to get you to sign up for my email newsletter, to get you to trade your first born for an ebook. I need to coerce you to come back, because apparently compelling you just isn’t going to be good enough.

I don’t want you to get me wrong; I’m not against making money. I love money… a lot! Hell, I may even throw in an affiliate link or ten on my site.  What I am against is those making money at the expense of their audience. I’m against those who care more about you clicking a link than reading the words on the page. In other words, I’m naive, and that is just fine with me.

It’s been sad to watch once-great bloggers leveraging past trust in exchange for future dollars. We used to get your A-game for free, but now you expect us to pay for a subscription to your 8th website (you know, the super secret one where you really put all of the “good stuff” now) for the watered down version. Worse yet, we fall for it every time. Even those of us who should know better (Read: Me). We want to believe, badly, that the trust we once put in you is still worth it today.

I don’t see things changing any time soon, so for now, the best advice I can offer is the same steps that I am trying to adhere to myself:  unceremoniously unsubscribe your attention from anyone who is working harder on selling you than teaching you. Take that time and start writing about something you care about. Pour yourself into it, even when no one is reading.  If and when people do start reading the crap you put on the page, don’t ever take that for granted.

So am I alone, or do you see what I’m seeing out there? Damn, there I go with the patronizing question and I didn’t even monetize…

Michael SchechterAbout the author: Michael Schechter is the Digital Marketing Director for Honora Pearls, a company specializing in freshwater pearl jewelry. He writes about all things digital over at his blog, and you can connect with him on Twitter at @MSchechter. He also knows his way around a fine single malt scotch.

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256 comments
Vancouver marketer
Vancouver marketer

Now, I agree with what you're saying, but honestly, my own pet peeve is when headlines don't match content, and I feel that was the case for this article. I was expecting a bit of a humorous article on "the weird thing I want you to do on my blog", but instead I got a rant about people not blogging for quality anymore. It would be great to share, but not with the headline you currently have up, because now I feel like I'd be misleading my own audience. Hope my 2 cents is worth something....and I love constructive feedback and discussion on this type of thing!

Vancouver marketer
Vancouver marketer

Now, I agree with what you're saying, but honestly, my own pet peeve is when headlines don't match content, and I feel that was the case for this article. I was expecting a bit of a humorous article on "the weird thing I want you to do on my blog", but instead I got a rant about people not blogging for quality anymore. It would be great to share, but not with the headline you currently have up, because now I feel like I'd be misleading my own audience.

Hope my 2 cents is worth something....and I love constructive feedback and discussion on this type of thing!

Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman

You are still an ass and I don't care if you tried to disguise it and act like someone else on Danny's site.

You talk about the sanctity of amateurism and helping others and here you are whoring yourself around on any guest post that will have you. I mean really.....and no I'm not going to ask you to be on mine..........

Michael my man, how the heck are ya?

I guess it's a fine line when you reach a certain point in popularity you just assume you should be able to monetize or capitalize. I love money too (in addition to myself, remember?), but if everything about your site becomes commercial and you lose the essence of you then I will probably lose interest.

Me personally, I would like to try and let people know me for who I am and if it leads to monetization opportunities outside my site then more power to me, huh?

Well, I can't say I didn't know you before this week but certainly getting my fill. Good stuff though, thanks for sharing.

Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman

You are still an ass and I don't care if you tried to disguise it and act like someone else on Danny's site. You talk about the sanctity of amateurism and helping others and here you are whoring yourself around on any guest post that will have you. I mean really.....and no I'm not going to ask you to be on mine.......... Michael my man, how the heck are ya? I guess it's a fine line when you reach a certain point in popularity you just assume you should be able to monetize or capitalize. I love money too (in addition to myself, remember?), but if everything about your site becomes commercial and you lose the essence of you then I will probably lose interest. Me personally, I would like to try and let people know me for who I am and if it leads to monetization opportunities outside my site then more power to me, huh? Well, I can't say I didn't know you before this week but certainly getting my fill. Good stuff though, thanks for sharing.

Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman

You are still an ass and I don't care if you tried to disguise it and act like someone else on Danny's site.

You talk about the sanctity of amateurism and helping others and here you are whoring yourself around on any guest post that will have you. I mean really.....and no I'm not going to ask you to be on mine..........

Michael my man, how the heck are ya?

I guess it's a fine line when you reach a certain point in popularity you just assume you should be able to monetize or capitalize. I love money too (in addition to myself, remember?), but if everything about your site becomes commercial and you lose the essence of you then I will probably lose interest.

Me personally, I would like to try and let people know me for who I am and if it leads to monetization opportunities outside my site then more power to me, huh?

Well, I can't say I didn't know you before this week but certainly getting my fill. Good stuff though, thanks for sharing.

Kim Davies
Kim Davies

Hi, Michael.

It took me a while to read your post and wade through all the comments here. But, I'm mighty glad I did because the banter here pose lessons that I might not have learned otherwise. Thanks! :)

Although I am running a company blog, I don't do direct selling through it. Instead I am using it to share the special magic of 3D rendering, which could or could not help bring in clients for our company. So, I don't have much to say about monetizing my blog.

But, I do like your closing statement here about pouring your heart out on your blog even if no one is reading it. That is exactly how I started with my blog and although I am still unsure how many people do read my blog, I care not. In time, I know, I will have my day in the sun when the comments to my post would increase according to my liking.

It was nice meeting you here in Danny's blog, Michael. :)

Kim Davies
Kim Davies

Hi, Michael.

It took me a while to read your post and wade through all the comments here. But, I'm mighty glad I did because the banter here pose lessons that I might not have learned otherwise. Thanks! :)

Although I am running a company blog, I don't do direct selling through it. Instead I am using it to share the special magic of 3D rendering, which could or could not help bring in clients for our company. So, I don't have much to say about monetizing my blog.

But, I do like your closing statement here about pouring your heart out on your blog even if no one is reading it. That is exactly how I started with my blog and although I am still unsure how many people do read my blog, I care not. In time, I know, I will have my day in the sun when the comments to my post would increase according to my liking.

It was nice meeting you here in Danny's blog, Michael. :)

Kim Davies
Kim Davies

Hi, Michael. It took me a while to read your post and wade through all the comments here. But, I'm mighty glad I did because the banter here pose lessons that I might not have learned otherwise. Thanks! :) Although I am running a company blog, I don't do direct selling through it. Instead I am using it to share the special magic of 3D rendering, which could or could not help bring in clients for our company. So, I don't have much to say about monetizing my blog. But, I do like your closing statement here about pouring your heart out on your blog even if no one is reading it. That is exactly how I started with my blog and although I am still unsure how many people do read my blog, I care not. In time, I know, I will have my day in the sun when the comments to my post would increase according to my liking. It was nice meeting you here in Danny's blog, Michael. :)

Kenny Rose
Kenny Rose

Micheal

I enjoyed the post. I put a response on my site because it was too long to comment here.

Respect Always

To you Danny and Micheal

Kenny Rose
Kenny Rose

Micheal I enjoyed the post. I put a response on my site because it was too long to comment here. Respect Always To you Danny and Micheal

Kenny Rose
Kenny Rose

Micheal

I enjoyed the post. I put a response on my site because it was too long to comment here.

Respect Always

To you Danny and Micheal

Kevin Dugan
Kevin Dugan

Michael - How do you add to a comment thread when you're the 89th to weigh in? Lucky for me folks like Danny, Geoff and Doug aren't too original.

See what I did there?

Seriously though, I understand your point and I totally agree with it. Douglas Rushkoff would take it a step further and argue that as soon as you try and commercialize your digital network it is compromised.

It obviously doesn't mean it cannot be done. It's being done at the bottom of this page. I'm not saying there's no room for commercialization and I don't think Rushkoff is (I am not Douglas nor do I play him on TV).

His point is that every social network is built for connection/engagement and when we try and use it for monetization it eventually peters out. So while Facebook is a monolith, he argues it will eventually suffer a fate similar to Friendster and MySpace. And perhaps its another reason why Google hasn't succeeded in social. That's a whole other blog post/comment.

This idea is addressed in Rushkoff's "Program or Be Programmed" fwiw.

I also agree based on my own experience. My posting frequency to Strategic Public Relations and the Bad Pitch Blog is abysmal. My stats reflect this. But I'm not trying to monetize, so I post when I have something to say. This increases the odds my content is more quality vs. quantity. My posting habits are not a model I'd recommend, but the fact that someone (at least my Mom) still reads the two blogs also supports your theory.

Thanks!

Kevin Dugan
Kevin Dugan

Michael - How do you add to a comment thread when you're the 89th to weigh in? Lucky for me folks like Danny, Geoff and Doug aren't too original. See what I did there? Seriously though, I understand your point and I totally agree with it. Douglas Rushkoff would take it a step further and argue that as soon as you try and commercialize your digital network it is compromised. It obviously doesn't mean it cannot be done. It's being done at the bottom of this page. I'm not saying there's no room for commercialization and I don't think Rushkoff is (I am not Douglas nor do I play him on TV). His point is that every social network is built for connection/engagement and when we try and use it for monetization it eventually peters out. So while Facebook is a monolith, he argues it will eventually suffer a fate similar to Friendster and MySpace. And perhaps its another reason why Google hasn't succeeded in social. That's a whole other blog post/comment. This idea is addressed in Rushkoff's "Program or Be Programmed" fwiw. I also agree based on my own experience. My posting frequency to Strategic Public Relations and the Bad Pitch Blog is abysmal. My stats reflect this. But I'm not trying to monetize, so I post when I have something to say. This increases the odds my content is more quality vs. quantity. My posting habits are not a model I'd recommend, but the fact that someone (at least my Mom) still reads the two blogs also supports your theory. Thanks!

Clay
Clay

This topic reminds me of something.

Way back when, in the 90s, when newspapers dominated the information world, there was this little thing that got some footing called the World Wide Web.

Newspapers liked the web and began to put their stories up on their websites, but they made a serious mistake. The created a situation where their online content, regardless of how valuable it was in other terms, had NO financial value.

Today, newspapers are trying to sort out a solid business model, and one of the issues is that they are soundly rejected when they try to charge for content. Most "charge for content" efforts in newspapers and magazines do not succeed on a level that is beneficial to the publication's bottom line.

Is the same true for blogs? I always found it very odd that bloggers would talk about how valuable your information had to be, and then at the same time decry efforts to charge for the information...or to put a value on the content.

It seems that to an extent, serious bloggers are in the same boat as newspapers - tons of great content, tremendously valuable information, and now they need to figure out how to make money off of it.

The problem is they opened Pandora's Box.

The final thing is this: There is a difference between monetizing a blog and "selling out." Running a few ads is not a sell out, however, there are a few blogs with content that sure seems to mirror their ads - that's a bit iffy. And as some people have stated here, some blogs have taken to very hard sales techniques to get you to purchase additional content.

Clay
Clay

This topic reminds me of something. Way back when, in the 90s, when newspapers dominated the information world, there was this little thing that got some footing called the World Wide Web. Newspapers liked the web and began to put their stories up on their websites, but they made a serious mistake. The created a situation where their online content, regardless of how valuable it was in other terms, had NO financial value. Today, newspapers are trying to sort out a solid business model, and one of the issues is that they are soundly rejected when they try to charge for content. Most "charge for content" efforts in newspapers and magazines do not succeed on a level that is beneficial to the publication's bottom line. Is the same true for blogs? I always found it very odd that bloggers would talk about how valuable your information had to be, and then at the same time decry efforts to charge for the information...or to put a value on the content. It seems that to an extent, serious bloggers are in the same boat as newspapers - tons of great content, tremendously valuable information, and now they need to figure out how to make money off of it. The problem is they opened Pandora's Box. The final thing is this: There is a difference between monetizing a blog and "selling out." Running a few ads is not a sell out, however, there are a few blogs with content that sure seems to mirror their ads - that's a bit iffy. And as some people have stated here, some blogs have taken to very hard sales techniques to get you to purchase additional content.

James Greg
James Greg

Great post, very touching. All this commercialism has ripped the love of writing just for the love of it. People want to just earn millions by selling crap. Anyways great post and a great job at least someone is trying to promote writing just for the love of it.

James Greg
James Greg

Great post, very touching. All this commercialism has ripped the love of writing just for the love of it. People want to just earn millions by selling crap. Anyways great post and a great job at least someone is trying to promote writing just for the love of it.

Danny
Danny

Hey there Mike,

Just wanted to say great post, sir, and a topic that's clearly close to a lot of peoples' hearts.

Reading your words, and knowing the heat - and, in some circles, abuse - you've taken over your post, I just want to say you've been a rock in grace and class.

Sure, a post like this was always going to ruffle some feathers - but then isn't that the point of great blogging, making people think?

Shame some of the other "parties" couldn't handle themselves the way you have.

Thanks again, mate, sterling stuff.

Danny
Danny

Hey there Mike, Just wanted to say great post, sir, and a topic that's clearly close to a lot of peoples' hearts. Reading your words, and knowing the heat - and, in some circles, abuse - you've taken over your post, I just want to say you've been a rock in grace and class. Sure, a post like this was always going to ruffle some feathers - but then isn't that the point of great blogging, making people think? Shame some of the other "parties" couldn't handle themselves the way you have. Thanks again, mate, sterling stuff.

Darren Sproat
Darren Sproat

Once again I am late to the party. To answer your patronizing question, no, you're not alone. Michael, this is an insightful and interesting post. I'd almost get the sense that you have your tongue in cheek a bit if I didn't know it all to be so true. And, everyone else, incredible comments. Thank you! :D

Darren Sproat
Darren Sproat

Once again I am late to the party. To answer your patronizing question, no, you're not alone. Michael, this is an insightful and interesting post. I'd almost get the sense that you have your tongue in cheek a bit if I didn't know it all to be so true.

And, everyone else, incredible comments. Thank you! :D

Darren Sproat
Darren Sproat

Once again I am late to the party. To answer your patronizing question, no, you're not alone. Michael, this is an insightful and interesting post. I'd almost get the sense that you have your tongue in cheek a bit if I didn't know it all to be so true.

And, everyone else, incredible comments. Thank you! :D

Allen Mireles
Allen Mireles

Hey Michael, Great post. Your close, "Pour yourself into it, even when no one is reading. If and when people do start reading the crap you put on the page, don’t ever take that for granted." says it perfectly. Enjoyed the post and the resulting conversations/comments. Nicely done, sir.

Allen Mireles
Allen Mireles

Hey Michael,

Great post. Your close, "Pour yourself into it, even when no one is reading. If and when people do start reading the crap you put on the page, don’t ever take that for granted." says it perfectly. Enjoyed the post and the resulting conversations/comments. Nicely done, sir.

@EvilPRGuy
@EvilPRGuy

I think Michael Schechter did a good job of making his point in this post. Strangely, after reading the comments, it appears that many of the readers just don't get what you're trying to say. The commentators seem to think it's saying people shouldn't monetize their blogs, where the original post seems to be saying that if you're going to charge money for content it should be good stuff. It also seems to read that turning your blog into a revenue generation stream at the expense of having good content is a bad thing. Which I completely agree with.

I think checking out The Atavist http://atavist.net/ would be an interesting addition to the conversation. It's a site that specializes in long-form journalism, and they charge for every piece, between $1.99-2.99. It's an apt comparison because it shows that if the content is worth it, people will pay the price. There's no trickery, no A-List bloggers begging, and no blogger bait and switch. I think the difference between The Atavist, and some of the sites Michael linked to in his post, is quality. High quality writing will always sell. B.S. fly by night, jargon filled flavor of the second marketing writing needs shady help to sell. (Full Disclosure: Evan, who runs The Atavist is a buddy of mine, but I honestly think the quality of the work on the site is outstanding and well worth the cash).

@EvilPRGuy
@EvilPRGuy

I think Michael Schechter did a good job of making his point in this post. Strangely, after reading the comments, it appears that many of the readers just don't get what you're trying to say. The commentators seem to think it's saying people shouldn't monetize their blogs, where the original post seems to be saying that if you're going to charge money for content it should be good stuff. It also seems to read that turning your blog into a revenue generation stream at the expense of having good content is a bad thing. Which I completely agree with.

I think checking out The Atavist http://atavist.net/ would be an interesting addition to the conversation. It's a site that specializes in long-form journalism, and they charge for every piece, between $1.99-2.99. It's an apt comparison because it shows that if the content is worth it, people will pay the price. There's no trickery, no A-List bloggers begging, and no blogger bait and switch. I think the difference between The Atavist, and some of the sites Michael linked to in his post, is quality. High quality writing will always sell. B.S. fly by night, jargon filled flavor of the second marketing writing needs shady help to sell. (Full Disclosure: Evan, who runs The Atavist is a buddy of mine, but I honestly think the quality of the work on the site is outstanding and well worth the cash).

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

You and me both, that was a heck of a comment stream! Out of curiosity (and as a fellow corporate blogger) do you track leads from the blog and how these convert? I tend to agree that a soft sell or even no sell can go a long way, but that you have to track and make sure whatever technique you go with is working.

Pouring yourself into your work or your writing is so underrated and you can really feel when someone's heart is in their work. As much as I give him grief, Danny is great at this! You FEEL his writing and for me that is the mark of someone who is getting it right. I know who is reading (thank god for Google Analytics) and my audience is small, but I value anyone who is willing to give me a few minutes of their time and hopefully manage to be useful from time to time :)

Here is to getting the comments you deserve!

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

You and me both, that was a heck of a comment stream! Out of curiosity (and as a fellow corporate blogger) do you track leads from the blog and how these convert? I tend to agree that a soft sell or even no sell can go a long way, but that you have to track and make sure whatever technique you go with is working. Pouring yourself into your work or your writing is so underrated and you can really feel when someone's heart is in their work. As much as I give him grief, Danny is great at this! You FEEL his writing and for me that is the mark of someone who is getting it right. I know who is reading (thank god for Google Analytics) and my audience is small, but I value anyone who is willing to give me a few minutes of their time and hopefully manage to be useful from time to time :) Here is to getting the comments you deserve!

Kenny Rose
Kenny Rose

Micheal,

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. For my part I cannot comment on the early days of social media. On the question of ethics I mean in terms of how people set the bar for their business I don't believe any of the A-List bloggers that influence me have dubious or better ethics than anybody else Danny included.

My headline was taken straight out of the copyblogger text book ;-) Just to peek people's interest. I believe this is a conversation that this industry needs to engage. There is so much that is great about SoMe and people like Chris Brogan are needed no doubt. Just as people like you and Danny are. People who are not afraid to pose questions and generate discussion that evolves the space.

Have a great day Sir.

Respect always

Kenny Rose
Kenny Rose

Micheal, Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. For my part I cannot comment on the early days of social media. On the question of ethics I mean in terms of how people set the bar for their business I don't believe any of the A-List bloggers that influence me have dubious or better ethics than anybody else Danny included. My headline was taken straight out of the copyblogger text book ;-) Just to peek people's interest. I believe this is a conversation that this industry needs to engage. There is so much that is great about SoMe and people like Chris Brogan are needed no doubt. Just as people like you and Danny are. People who are not afraid to pose questions and generate discussion that evolves the space. Have a great day Sir. Respect always

Kenny Rose
Kenny Rose

Micheal,

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. For my part I cannot comment on the early days of social media. On the question of ethics I mean in terms of how people set the bar for their business I don't believe any of the A-List bloggers that influence me have dubious or better ethics than anybody else Danny included.

My headline was taken straight out of the copyblogger text book ;-) Just to peek people's interest. I believe this is a conversation that this industry needs to engage. There is so much that is great about SoMe and people like Chris Brogan are needed no doubt. Just as people like you and Danny are. People who are not afraid to pose questions and generate discussion that evolves the space.

Have a great day Sir.

Respect always

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

Thanks for the thoughts and for getting me excited to read Program or Be Programmed, it is next up on my Kindle! I still believe that there is a way to get from free to paid (although it is a bumpy road), it just takes a tremendous amount of thought and perspective and that is where many end up falling short.

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

Thanks for the thoughts and for getting me excited to read Program or Be Programmed, it is next up on my Kindle! I still believe that there is a way to get from free to paid (although it is a bumpy road), it just takes a tremendous amount of thought and perspective and that is where many end up falling short.

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

I couldn't agree more on the selling out vs. monetizing. In fact I don't think that many have sold out (especially considering making a living out of this was often their intent in the first place). It is way more a matter of getting lost and getting a little bit rigid. The newspapers waited far too long to evolve, hopefully history doesn't repeat itself.

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

I couldn't agree more on the selling out vs. monetizing. In fact I don't think that many have sold out (especially considering making a living out of this was often their intent in the first place). It is way more a matter of getting lost and getting a little bit rigid. The newspapers waited far too long to evolve, hopefully history doesn't repeat itself.

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

I really don't know if that is the case. I just think it is the fact that money changes things and that change requires thought. I don't think anyone is selling out. I just think learning how to make money from something that started out as free takes time, thought, care and a hell of a lot of conversation.

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

I really don't know if that is the case. I just think it is the fact that money changes things and that change requires thought. I don't think anyone is selling out. I just think learning how to make money from something that started out as free takes time, thought, care and a hell of a lot of conversation.

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

Thanks Danny and thanks again for letting me run rough shot over your site.

The post certainly matured into some seriously interesting conversations and was a hell of a learning experience.

Related side note: How the hell do you respond to all your blog comments and have time to take a piss in a day?

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

Thanks Danny and thanks again for letting me run rough shot over your site. The post certainly matured into some seriously interesting conversations and was a hell of a learning experience. Related side note: How the hell do you respond to all your blog comments and have time to take a piss in a day?

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

Thanks for following along, learned a lot from the ensuing conversation! Glad it was useful for you as well :)

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

Thanks for following along, learned a lot from the ensuing conversation! Glad it was useful for you as well :)

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

Thanks for the thoughts. While I don't wasn't really commenting on the quality of content you are charging for (although you are dead right), the rest is pretty spot on.

I actually think there are some interesting models in the pay for content space. One of my favorites is the read and trust newsletter, it cost $5 a month for a weekly post and I always find the inspiration there well worth the cash. Thanks for the feedback and for the recommendation.

Kim Davies
Kim Davies

Thanks, Michael. I admit I am still going at this stuff slowly. So, no, I have not been tracking leads from the blog yet and until now our Google Analytics is not yet working. My boss is still snowed under with work that we haven't really focused on correcting the kinks of our blog yet.

But, all in good time. I am in no rush yet. I am having fun connecting with people online and right now, that and what I write for my readers (regardless of their number) are what matters for me. :)

Kim Davies
Kim Davies

Thanks, Michael. I admit I am still going at this stuff slowly. So, no, I have not been tracking leads from the blog yet and until now our Google Analytics is not yet working. My boss is still snowed under with work that we haven't really focused on correcting the kinks of our blog yet.

But, all in good time. I am in no rush yet. I am having fun connecting with people online and right now, that and what I write for my readers (regardless of their number) are what matters for me. :)

Kim Davies
Kim Davies

Thanks, Michael. I admit I am still going at this stuff slowly. So, no, I have not been tracking leads from the blog yet and until now our Google Analytics is not yet working. My boss is still snowed under with work that we haven't really focused on correcting the kinks of our blog yet. But, all in good time. I am in no rush yet. I am having fun connecting with people online and right now, that and what I write for my readers (regardless of their number) are what matters for me. :)

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

No, I'd argue that Danny's ethics are downright dubious :)

I really appreciated your perspective and could not agree more, we need more people like Chris and even those like Danny! We just need to make sure we can all talk about how we go about this thing we call Social Media, especially now as it is growing up!

Michael Schechter
Michael Schechter

No, I'd argue that Danny's ethics are downright dubious :) I really appreciated your perspective and could not agree more, we need more people like Chris and even those like Danny! We just need to make sure we can all talk about how we go about this thing we call Social Media, especially now as it is growing up!

Danny
Danny

I tend to leave most until the evening now, mate, when the wife and son are sleeping. It's the only real time I get to myself these days. :)

Danny
Danny

I tend to leave most until the evening now, mate, when the wife and son are sleeping. It's the only real time I get to myself these days. :)

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