***SHOCKER*** I Don't Have A Blog (GASP!)

by Zeus66
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That's right. Almost 15 years as an Internet Marketer, and I don't have my own blog. Oh, I've made half-hearted attempts from time to time. I have a few domains that would make good homes for an IM blog. But I don't follow-through.

And here's the thing about it: I don't regret it.

Not everything you COULD do is something you WILL do. That's what I've finally come to grips with about this issue. If I did set up a blog and add posts all the time, I'd probably make more money in the long run. I can't deny that reality. But I'd probably also make more money if I used exit pop-ups on my sales and squeeze pages, and I don't do that either. And I don't send my list a bazillion sales pitches every week, either.

There's nothing wrong with those things - certainly nothing even remotely wrong with blogging! - but I don't really have any interest. And I think it's important to accept these things about yourself. Find your own groove. Don't try to force yourself into someone else's.

I think my lack of interest in having a blog is that I like email better. I guess I'm old school that way. I prefer to talk to my audience that way. And there's something else going on here, too. Maybe you'll see this in yourself... I know, deep down, that I would not keep posting to a blog on a consistent basis. I don't want to "tease" people who find my blog and expect me to post on a regular basis. I know I wouldn't. So, this isn't all about me.

Find your own way. Cherry-pick what you like and skip the rest. As long as everything makes you money or sets you up to make some money down the line, it's all good. You don't have to do everything.

John
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    We can read between the lines... You're just too dang lazy to do a blog. Slacker.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

      We can read between the lines... You're just too dang lazy to do a blog. Slacker.
      Engage flying monkey targeting system recalibration...

      New target acquired...

      Commence attack run...

      Attack run commencing...

      It's not too late to come down from Defcon 5, Rinnert. Your call.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

        Engage flying monkey targeting system recalibration...

        New target acquired...

        Commence attack run...

        Attack run commencing...

        It's not too late to come down from Defcon 5, Rinnert. Your call.
        My dancing monkeys can mop the dance floor with your flying monkeys.
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    Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post


    I think my lack of interest in having a blog is that I like email better. I guess I'm old school that way. I prefer to talk to my audience that way. And there's something else going on here, too. Maybe you'll see this in yourself... I know, deep down, that I would not keep posting to a blog on a consistent basis. I don't want to "tease" people who find my blog and expect me to post on a regular basis. I know I wouldn't. So, this isn't all about me.


    John
    And I don't have a list for the same reason.

    Good on you for letting folks know they dont' have to do everything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sweeney
      Originally Posted by sanssecret View Post

      And I don't have a list for the same reason.

      Good on you for letting folks know they dont' have to do everything.

      No... list....?

      I can accept no blog, but no list is just a little too scary for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author cbrauer
        Is that not the reason we have Google and Googol?

        I bet if they could have trademarked Googol the internet would not be the same.

        Could you not see adding the word googol to some widget in your blog or comment and no text shows up just 100 0's

        I don't have a personal blog either, I do not find myself interesting enough to have followers. Besides, I might get drunk one night and in a drunken rant end up wanted for an internet crime that does not yet exsist
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          I have a blog with about 2,000 IM related articles on it.

          Sometimes I wonder if anybody reads it.

          Quite honestly, I think blogging, to some degree, is overrated. Most
          visitors will be casual. A few hard core followers will hang on your
          every word.

          But in my opinion, nothing beats a killer offer delivered in a straight, no
          nonsense, to the point manner.

          That's where most of my income comes from...a simple email with a sales
          page that looks like a 6 year old slapped it together.

          If you make people an offer that's hard to pass up, it doesn't matter what
          the outside looks like.

          I've proven this time and time again with the crappiest looking sales pages
          this side of 1997...even though everybody insists that I'm leaving tons
          of money on the table by not going for the glitz.

          Like you said John, you don't have to do it all. Find what works for YOU.
          Find what you're passionate about. Find what you're GOOD at.

          The rest, IMO, is just posturing and chest beating.

          Which explains why this industry is dominated by men.

          There are a LOT of egos out there.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
            Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

            I have a blog with about 2,000 IM related articles on it.

            Sometimes I wonder if anybody reads it.
            Hi Steven,

            Just curious - how much traffic would a blog from a world class writer like yourself get with 2,000 IM related articles on it? Balkpark numbers. I understand if that is confidential.

            Have you done any syndication of your content and link building?
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

              Hi Steven,

              Just curious - how much traffic would a blog from a world class writer like yourself get with 2,000 IM related articles on it? Balkpark numbers. I understand if that is confidential.

              Have you done any syndication of your content and link building?
              Ron, I could try to come up with some screwball figures for you but quite
              honestly, I don't really know. I can't go by Adsense impressions because
              I don't have Adsense all over my blog.

              And honestly, I don't even care. My blog is more for my own enjoyment
              than to try to make money out of it. I do get a lot of opt ins daily but
              it's also hard to say if they came from the articles pointing to other articles
              ON my blog or from people going straight to my blog from some other
              source. I don't go nuts with my tracking.

              As for syndication, look up my name at Google.

              Right now, without quotes, it's 27,000 plus pages. Most of those are
              from my articles which have basically been splattered all over the place.

              I do some writing for other blogs from time to time, but nowhere near
              as much as I used to.

              I know a lot of people right now are probably scratching their heads
              wondering why I'm not more fanatic about my tracking.

              Here's the honest answer.

              I have reached the point where I know what I will make on a monthly
              basis based on how many hours I feel like putting in. These days, most
              of my time is spent playing Farmville and Sorcery Quest.

              I paid my dues early so that I don't have to bust my ass now.

              I semi retired, got tired of that, went back to work full time and then
              realized that I was happier semi retired.

              How long that'll last is anybody's guess.

              In all honesty, of late, I have been working more than usual, but because
              I want to...not because I have to.

              Even my forum participation has slowed to a crawl. I had 15,000 posts
              at the beginning of this year, averaging about 4,000 posts a year. If you
              take a look, I'm not even at 16,000 yet this year and the year is almost
              over.

              It's nice to be able to do what you want, when you want, and not have
              to worry about the money coming in. My EZA views will break 1,000,000
              sometime in January of next year.

              And that doesn't count all the traffic I get from other sources. In fact,
              if you take a look at my AWStats for my sites, it looks like something
              out of Nightmare On Elm Street. I get traffic from everywhere.

              So because I know what's going to be, regardless of what I do (more or
              less) I don't worry about this stuff anymore. I used to be a stats freak.
              Those days are long gone.

              If you know who your market is, what you have to give them to make
              them happy, and make an offer that they'd have to be certifiably insane
              to pass up, you'll make money in this business...a lot of it.

              Could I make more than I already do? Of course I could...lots more.

              Do I want to?

              Not if I have to deal with all the headaches that will come with it.

              Sorry for rambling on like this. Don't know if I answered your question,
              but it's straight from the shoulder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    John,

    What Dan wrote, you slacker......

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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    LOL, I'm in the same boat. I have a bunch of blogs that make money but don't have an active personal blog either. I'm actually working on a blog right now though. I'm going to do much more blogging and sharing my business experiences in 2011. I got some real in-the-trenches-for-10-years killer stuff to share that you won't find on this forum (shameless 'coming soon' plug). :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      What is this blog thing you speak of?

      Is this some new Web 4.0 deallybob?

      I consider myself cutting edge, but this is a new one on me. Do I need internet access or is strickly monkey handoff territory...

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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Do I need internet access or is strickly monkey handoff territory...
        1,000 monkeys typing at the keyboard for 1,000 days will likely produce something better than is found on many blogs.

        So, you need both Internet access and a whole lot of monkeys to build your auto-blogging empire.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
          Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

          1,000 monkeys typing at the keyboard for 1,000 days will likely produce something better than is found on many blogs.
          No wonder John didn't go apeship over creating a blog.

          Too much competition...:p

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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

      LOL, I'm in the same boat. I have a bunch of blogs that make money but don't have an active personal blog either. I'm actually working on a blog right now though. I'm going to do much more blogging and sharing my business experiences in 2011. I got some real in-the-trenches-for-10-years killer stuff to share that you won't find on this forum (shameless 'coming soon' plug). :-)
      With your following/mailing lists already, it should be REALLY quite easy to launch and develop a great active personal blog, Ron.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I know what you mean.

    By the way...

    What's this "Google" thing I keep hearing about?

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Good advice John.

    Whatever works for you, stick to it. Try to see the world through someone else's set of glasses. What doesn't work for me might work for you, and vice versa.

    Whatever strategy you use make sure to add plenty of value. If you do add value and are able to gain the trust of your niche - whether it's with twitter, Facebook, blogging or email marketing - you will prosper. The strategy doesn't matter as much as the value added and connections made.

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  • Profile picture of the author eQuus
    It's gazillion not bazillion, you math-callenged IM anarchist :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    LOL,, i know exactly how you feel. Been in the business over 10 years. Never thought anyone would read what i gotta say. I'm just started a blog myself recently.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post


    There's nothing wrong with those things - certainly nothing even remotely wrong with blogging! - but I don't really have any interest. And I think it's important to accept these things about yourself. Find your own groove. Don't try to force yourself into someone else's.

    I think my lack of interest in having a blog is that I like email better. I guess I'm old school that way. I prefer to talk to my audience that way. And there's something else going on here, too. Maybe you'll see this in yourself... I know, deep down, that I would not keep posting to a blog on a consistent basis. I don't want to "tease" people who find my blog and expect me to post on a regular basis. I know I wouldn't. So, this isn't all about me.

    Find your own way. Cherry-pick what you like and skip the rest. As long as everything makes you money or sets you up to make some money down the line, it's all good. You don't have to do everything.

    John
    John, you really nailed it there. I have made half-hearted attempts myself to do this, but I just don't see the value of forcing myself to post consistently just for the sake of posting. I'd only want to post if I had valuable content to share, I find it unconscionable to prattle on about inane things like how my day is going or what I'm having for dinner, lol!

    Like you, this is something I have trouble coming to terms with, and I'm sure most people would agree that a blog which is infrequently updated is even worse than not having a blog at all!

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Bazillion, gazillion... toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe. Let's call the whole thing off. :p
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      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      Bazillion, gazillion... toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe. Let's call the whole thing off. :p
      Ah-ha! Admit it. The dancing monkeys intimidated you into calling the whole thing off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    I feel the same. However, I don't think it's the technology/platform... it's the blogging fallacies that screw it up for most people.

    The stigma is that you should blog daily... or just have hundreds of posts, all being tips/practical advice in nature.

    The problem with this is...

    You can't maintain worthy content by posting daily. And more to the point, unless you're a celebrity, nobody wants to read it.

    Most blogs are starting to sound the same. 7 Ways to... the [insert well known person's name] guide to... How To Get... 10 Biggest Mistakes...

    If you go down this route, then your topic cannot be static. You need a constantly changing environment to blog in.

    People/society blogs work well for this reason.

    But the really sticky mud comes when you follow the other major fallacy... "to go niche."

    Going niche in a market may sound like a good idea... but good luck keeping the blog fresh and useful in 2 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

      I feel the same. However, I don't think it's the technology/platform... it's the stigma that screws it up for most people.

      The stigma is that you should blog daily... or just have hundreds of posts, all being tips/practical advice in nature.

      The problem with this is...

      You can't maintain worthy content by posting daily. And more to the point, unless you're a celebrity, nobody wants to read it.

      Most blogs are starting to sound the same. 7 Ways to... the [insert well known person's name] guide to... How To Get... 10 Biggest Mistakes...

      If you go down this route, then your topic cannot be static. You need a constantly changing environment to blog in.

      People/society blogs work well for this reason. But the really sticky mud comes when you follow the other major stigma... "to go niche."

      Going niche in a market may sound like a good idea... but good luck keeping the blog fresh and useful in 2 years.
      Which is why, lately, I've been writing a lot of opinion pieces on trends,
      tactics, etc. I'm also writing a lot about mindset and trying to get away
      from the typical 7 Ways To Screw Your Cat Into A Wall Socket.

      Eventually, there is only so much you can write about article marketing
      and how to construct a title that gets people to read your article, or
      whatever the flavor of the day is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    I agree with the OP 100%. Know what you're good at and stick with it. I DO have a blog that's busy being neglected right now, but that's okay. I'll get back to it when I feel like it. I don't like to feel pressure to do something. I'm laid back and prefer to work on things that get my creative juices flowing.

    When I've got something to say, I'll make a blog post. Good thing my blog has nothing to do with IM, so I can get away with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    Blogging is boring.

    Thanks so much for releasing all the guilt I had over not having one.

    I like the way you think Zeus66!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    Given that not only do the monkeys have to get the correct letters in the correct order but have the correct spacing between the words. It is statistically unlikely that given all the time already passed since the beginning of the universe a room full of monkeys could generate even a small blog.

    However, even if a group of monkeys could manage a blog, they'd have to accidentally sign up somewhere as a affiliate, or get an adwords account, and make the content of the blog fit their niche.

    Then sign up to ezine and submit some articles...

    Given the slim chance of success it's not surprising that so few monkeys have blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
      Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      Given that not only do the monkeys have to get the correct letters in the correct order but have the correct spacing between the words. It is statistically unlikely that given all the time already passed since the beginning of the universe a room full of monkeys could generate even a small blog.

      However, even if a group of monkeys could manage a blog, they'd have to accidentally sign up somewhere as a affiliate, or get an adwords account, and make the content of the blog fit their niche.

      Then sign up to ezine and submit some articles...

      Given the slim chance of success it's not surprising that so few monkeys have blogs.
      Ahh, but you're not factoring in the multiverse possibility. 'Brane Theory - stacked universes that are basically infinite. Some of the greatest blogs ever created have undoubtedly been lucked into by armies of monkeys with keyboards. Or whatever equates to monkeys in those other universes.
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    • Profile picture of the author cbrauer
      Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      Given that not only do the monkeys have to get the correct letters in the correct order but have the correct spacing between the words. It is statistically unlikely that given all the time already passed since the beginning of the universe a room full of monkeys could generate even a small blog.

      However, even if a group of monkeys could manage a blog, they'd have to accidentally sign up somewhere as a affiliate, or get an adwords account, and make the content of the blog fit their niche.

      Then sign up to ezine and submit some articles...

      Given the slim chance of success it's not surprising that so few monkeys have blogs.

      Well, we are very young species as humans and in space time not even a blink of an eye. I bet when some planet exploded and created some super nova 500,000,000,000 + a Googol years ago there was a planet created. Over billions of years and evolution a race of super monkeys was created and they are now a billion times smarter than humans. One day about 20 years ago a wayward space craft landed on Earth and the super smart alien monkeys met a human. After learning they could trust this human they gave that human some super secret plans for people to be able to communicate anywhere, anytime, anyplace with this one tiny little technology structure.

      And that my friends is how Al Gore invented the internet and made your blogging dreams come true.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I have a half-wit blog...

    I have only recently started my first mailing list that I can use to send out offers... This I find absolutely amazing, since I have built my entire business around article syndication mailing lists...

    Some times, I am so dumb... LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      I have a half-wit blog...

      I have only recently started my first mailing list that I can use to send out offers... This I find absolutely amazing, since I have built my entire business around article syndication mailing lists...

      Some times, I am so dumb... LOL
      It's all relative. You're an Okie... surely you're revered as an Einstein of your state.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
        What's up with all the monkeys???

        Let's talk cats:



        ZOMG

        EDIT: LOL, had to do that.

        On a serious note, I totally agree with what you said. It's YOUR business and YOU get to decide what's right for YOUR business.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      I have a half-wit blog...

      I have only recently started my first mailing list that I can use to send out offers... This I find absolutely amazing, since I have built my entire business around article syndication mailing lists...

      Some times, I am so dumb... LOL
      No worries, Bill. Better late than never, right? As long as we continually learn and refine what we're doing, then we are coming from the right place in terms of intention. Sometimes it's better to implement one thing at a time well instead of make a making a mad rush to do everything at the same time (we all know what usually happens then!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
    So, you're telling me that the site I bookmarked to keep track of everything you want to share with the world will never be used. And here I was waiting for you to spill all your secrets.

    Guess I'll just have to keep opening your mails then

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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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      Personally I think if you're going to have a blog, it shouldn't be 100% focused on IM (or whatever your specialty is). Putting up 1000 articles about marketing is...kinda boring.

      If you are going to run a blog like that, then you need to be the type of person that just seriously goes WAY overboard. seobook.com is an example. He typically writes about stuff with TONS of detail.

      Or, if you're going to have a blog, I think it makes sense to have a blog like Shoemoney.com. He doesn't just talk marketing stuff...he talks about cool services he uses, movies he likes, etc. I think mixing it up like that keeps people interested. Here are some examples of good posts..

      My Secret To Dominating Digg.com (years ago)

      I Am a Failure

      How To Fire Someone

      Flying United Airlines Business Class
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGrooby
    Great post, Zeus. It's wise to not fool yourself, or anyone else, into thinking you can or will do something that you don't want to do. Do what you're interested and motivated in doing and you will make money at it.

    Time to stop fooling myself and get back to what I enjoy and what makes me money
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    Just got amazed after reading the whole story.Thanks for sharing these nice information here.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    The money is in the list. If your able to build a big list without your blog just sending traffic to a squeeze page than more power too ya!

    Whatever brings in the business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
      Originally Posted by entrepreneurjay View Post


      Whatever brings in the business.
      Best Quote I've heard in a long time.

      Keep it simple, stupid.


      People love to bash the sales letter, squeeze pages, list building, etc. But you know...it works. And it will always work.

      As long as you have a product people want, you'll sell it.

      Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    you are correct, probably this one " Find your own groove. Don't try to force yourself into someone else's. "
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    I like your candor. Follow your own stars, so to speak.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

    That's right. Almost 15 years as an Internet Marketer, and I don't have my own blog. Oh, I've made half-hearted attempts from time to time. I have a few domains that would make good homes for an IM blog. But I don't follow-through.

    And here's the thing about it: I don't regret it.

    Not everything you COULD do is something you WILL do. That's what I've finally come to grips with about this issue. If I did set up a blog and add posts all the time, I'd probably make more money in the long run. I can't deny that reality. But I'd probably also make more money if I used exit pop-ups on my sales and squeeze pages, and I don't do that either. And I don't send my list a bazillion sales pitches every week, either.

    There's nothing wrong with those things - certainly nothing even remotely wrong with blogging! - but I don't really have any interest. And I think it's important to accept these things about yourself. Find your own groove. Don't try to force yourself into someone else's.

    I think my lack of interest in having a blog is that I like email better. I guess I'm old school that way. I prefer to talk to my audience that way. And there's something else going on here, too. Maybe you'll see this in yourself... I know, deep down, that I would not keep posting to a blog on a consistent basis. I don't want to "tease" people who find my blog and expect me to post on a regular basis. I know I wouldn't. So, this isn't all about me.

    Find your own way. Cherry-pick what you like and skip the rest. As long as everything makes you money or sets you up to make some money down the line, it's all good. You don't have to do everything.

    John
    What's going on? Did I miss something?

    I am SO out of the loop.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    That's okay. Not everyone has a blog. It's really hard to keep a blog up-to-date all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    True words John. This seperates the true IMs from the wannabe's.

    I admire your unique & ethical marketing strategies.
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    • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
      I never got into the blogging thing either. I appreciate the few really good blogs I do read, but I don't have the desire to run one myself.

      I keep it real dumb & simple. I have some cheesy (and a few 1/2 cheesy) html sites & work on getting traffic to them. The 1/2 cheesy ones I'm growing out slowly ... the others are squeeze pages or simple landing pages.

      I'm sure the ebb & flow of the web will change things a bit over time ... but I'm not crazy about keeping up with things too quickly anyway. I still don't do the cell phone thing either!
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