First off, let me put up a dadburn disclaimer before I go and say somethin...
Regardin the followin comments, ole Thad ain't thinkin of nobody in particular and his comments ain't directed at nobody and he ain't criticizin no folks whatsoever and he loves each and ever one of you better than black-eyed peas on New Years and so don't any of you folks be gettin your drawers all wadded up over what ole Thad has to say!
Now then, why did I cut loose of all them newsletters? Well, it was for several reasons...
1. They was distractin! In 2012, I am gonna focus more on the Holler and less on the all the noise!
2. 99.9% of them emails I got was just selling me somethin. Now I shore don't mind folks sellin me thangs but that's all most of them did. There tweren't no valuable content; just sell, sell, sell! Down here in the Holler, we folks believe in givin to other folks and not just takin!
3. Most of them newsletter folks was just plain sneaky! The would put the unsubscribe button wayyyyyyyyyyyy down at the bottom of the page where you had to scroll for 15 minutes to find it. Some of them made that there button of a color what blended in with the background so you couldn't find the dadgum thang. Some of them folks put misleadin subject lines on them emails just to get you to look. Heck, some folks didn't even put a unsubscribe button on the dadburn thing at all!!! Now a lot of you readin this will say, "Well Thad, ain't nothin wrong with all that cause that there is just marketin!" Nosir, that there is just plain sneaky! Now, I ain't gonna get in no argument with you about it cause I am just gonna cut you loose from my life!
4. It was plain as the nose on my face that most of those newsletter folks didn't care one whit for me and all they cared about was my money! Well folks, that there money is in my pocket and you have to deal with ME to get to it! I don't deal with no pickpocket marketers!
5. Mr. & Ms. Newsletter Owner... I don't give one butt scratchin hoot who you is friends with. If your old buddy Mr. Big Marketin Gooroo has a secret special deal just for you, you should just jump all over that and leave ole Thad alone! I shore ain't impressed with names nor name-droppin!
Now, I figure I done generated more piss than a toilet during the happy hour at Maude Tilly's bar but that is just the way the bomiska flops! The folks that is gonna complain and get this here rant locked is the ones what is doin all that stuff in the first place!
Now then, on a positive note, let me tell you what I vow to do durin the comin new year...
I vow to give quality content in everythang I do.
I vow to think of each of you folks as a person and not just a money bag. I will treat each one of you just as I would want to be treated.
I vow to have a relationship with each of you folks (that is, of a non-sexual nature) and make each an ever one of you my friend! Down here in the Holler, we don't mess over our friends!
I vow that ever dadgum thang I do will be done with integrity and honesty.
See, the money ain't what is important here (and that ain't because I already make a three figure income each and every dadgum month). Ole Thad cares about people and not just people in general... I care about each and ever one of YOU! Just thank of me as your great-great-granpappy! I wan't what is best for you and that is why I am sayin the thangs I am sayin (now don't go thankin that just because we is blood that you will be gettin anythang from me for your birthday. This here is more of a long distance relationship)!
2012 is gonna be the year of the hillbilly and ole Thad is gonna step up to the trough. Just remember that if you waller in the hog pen long enough people will begin to associate you with the rest of the pigs! In the marketin world, it's all about brandin!!!
Ya'll take care!