If you’re bored with the making an income online – you are bored with life in my opinion. Normally I stay out of the day to day online dramas – but hell – what the heck – so here’s my thought of the day.
Don’t Let the Bullies Win
Today a blogger (and I’ll get to that term later) – wrote to me and said he’d removed a post, that I’d commented on. The post was written celebrating that he had resigned from a job that was “sucking the life out of him” – it rang a very loud bell with me – so I commented. Then he deleted the post – because the company that he hadn’t named was threatening to withhold his final pay (and his name isn’t on the site either). Now he probably shouldn’t have posted until he had the final check cashed, but either way the company was bullshiting – and he fell for it – it happens a lot online. Bullies win, because people think they need permission. I hope he puts the post back up once he has his final pay banked.
I don’t like bullies, I’ve mentioned that before. Its one of my trigger points, bullying. My bet is that anonymous blogger’s boss was a bully in primary school too.
But online bullying is hard to do. Because bullies work by playing on people’s fear. The victim wants everything to go away – unless they stop and think, and realise that the free speech is a what most of us think is the basis of a decent society.
And writing your opinion of what you think about a product or service, on your own blog, is the right of anyone really.
Here are some of my opinions:
- MacDonald’s makes bad food;
- there’s no point swimming in water colder than 24C;
- rugby sucks and Rugby World Cup is a complete waste of my (taxpayer) money;
- Ken Evoy Googlebomb are three words that go together.
Own Your Own Website
There’s an awful lot of people out there who are looking for a work from home opportunity – it seems quite a lot of them can write passably well. So they believe that they can make money writing for revenue share sites such as Suite101, eHow, Squidoo, HubPages. Scam or for real?
I used to promote HubPages on this site – as a way to make money -because I earned my first online money with them. Now I don’t. Because they have made changes to their site and their terms and conditions, which I don’t like. And there is not a darn thing I can do about it.
And don’t just own your website (hosting and domain name) – make sure you own the technology behind it. For example if you use a proprietary site builder like – hmmm, let me think, Site Build It!, and for any reason you decide to leave the program – you will have to move onto another technology (I’d recommend WordPress). This is of course entirely possible – if you are pretty technically able, which you probably aren’t as a newcomer. You will have to pay someone to do it right, and if they aren’t very careful you will lose quite a lot of your rankings. If your site is large, you might even find that paying $300/year for your site’s hosting with Ken Evoy, will be cheaper than moving to to your own hosting.
Commentators – Read This First
Let’s get this very clear. I am bored to tears with SBI!, sitebuildit, Site Build It and related keywords. I’m not writing this,2 1/2 years AFTER my first post on the topic, to re-kindle the fires.
Dr Ken Evoy did that. Read the first link to Ken Evoy Googlebomb. Let’s be clear – I really don’t care if Evoy has declared war on Google, let’s face it, Google probably doesn’t care either.
What I care about is that Ken still doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand that the reason that my original post has dropped into obscurity, its nothing to do with the original post – its because of the appalling behavour of his hit squad that descended on my site. This is, and has never been, about the post – its about the comments.
I thought maybe he’d figured it out – after all he’s a smart guy. But apparently not.
He is rallying the troops again. The same goon squad is currently forming in the private SBI! Forums and he’s telling them to start attacking my social media profiles and to write pro Site Build It Reviews and link to them. The reviews I don’t care about.
Though there has always been plenty of positive SBI reviews out there – that was what started this whole saga – there were ONLY positive reviews.
Because of Ken’s – shut down the opposition policy.
Still I don’t give a shite – but it bothers me that third parties are scared for me – scared enough to contact me and warn me, genuinely.
Its still bullying guys – and it still doesn’t work.
Sending me pornographic suggestions doesn’t work – frankly I enjoy sex – and some of your suggestions are interesting …
Abusing how I look – why would I care? I have spent nothing on my appearance ever – I think I’ve had good value for money.
Praying that I or my family die of cancer – yeah sweet – confirms everything I’ve ever thought about the religious fringe – glad they are not on my side – don’t want to spend eternity with you either.
So fill free to comment, but I may delete you comment without warning – or I may copy it and send it to anyone I feel like. Might even tweet it …
Oh and yeah – maybe before you do anything your favourite guru tells you to do you might want to watch this:
Debate is fine – bullying is not – its not hard to tell the difference – discuss.