A New Read

I was going through my reader yesterday and came across a post by Merlin Mann over at 43 folders that referenced which is something I was talking about just recently.

>Write top ten lists and whore yourself on as many other sites as you possibly can. Don’t be thoughtful, long-winded or interesting. Don’t write about you what love, unless what you love is popular on Digg. And for god’s sake don’t even think about writing about more than one topic.

>Whether their strategies work or not is slightly beside the point. It’s cheap. It’s marketing driven, instead of content driven. It’s the type of thinking that leads to a sequel to the movie Garfield.

It’s always nice to see when I’m not the only one. If you write it, they will come.

By the way, if you are looking for some quality stuff to put into your reader, I highly recommend both of those.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

2 comments

  1. Don’t be thoughtful, long-winded or interesting

    Honestly, I think that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard… (well with the exception of the long-winded part).

    I read the sites that I read only because I find them interesting. I don’t have the time or the desire to read every piece of useless crap that’s posted on the interwebs.

    Friend or not, the blogs I read are ones that have posts that are thoughtful and interest me. I’ve been reading wtf and dbmini becuase the posts interest me. Same with mf… Now I admit to not reading whiteroof – but that’s because the real content there is the show and I subscribe to that.

    There are a few people we know (but I won’t name here) who are prolific bloggers accross multiple sites – and most of what they have to post is sheer and utter crap.

    With vast amount of useful content on the internet providing GOOD content should be encouraged, not pumping out vast quantites of garbage just to get noticed…

  2. Thanks Micheal.

    I don’t see why Akismet didn’t like that. Especially this part.

    >With vast amount of useful content on the internet providing GOOD content should be encouraged, not pumping out vast quantites of garbage just to get noticed…

    I wholeheartedly agree.

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