I do want to warn you that there are some words in this post that are not "politically correct". For the layman, I swear a bit. If that bothers you, please don't read any farther. I will get back to posting tomorrow. This is me just venting on my blog. Nothing too important.
I do have a guest post coming tomorrow. Let me tell you, if you are into Mysterious Fortune Cards......I am talking 1200+ flipped MFC's, and you are into details and numbers, this is a must read for you. So skip this post and c'mon back tomorrow. =)
So if you are looking for a gold post, I got nothing for you today. Today is a similar being to a post I did a while back, Alto vs. WoW Blogging.
Being a writer of a blog is work. It's a second...even third job if you will. Those that know me, know I am not full of shit (well, I guess it's all in how you see it). If I am pissed about something, I tell you. I don't tell folks behind their back what I wouldn't say to their face. Like it or not, thats who I am. Whether it's Alto [here] or Jer [outside of the community], thats how I was raised. I have got in many a fistfight over me being like this, I have pissed off way more people than I can even count.
But......on the same token, I have saved alot of fights, and I have made a lot of friends being this way. I guess the good thing is, you don't have to guess how I feel about something. I say it like I see it. Once again, like it or not, it's who I am.
I got jacked earlier. Well, actually, it was last night. A widely popular wow site mentioned how the decay of the WoW Gold Blogs has deteriorated to basically dumpster diving. Now those weren't the exact words, but that's how I read them. After time, there were comments made, and I am not sure if that changed my perspective....but it did get me thinking.
I am disgusted too. Back in Oct 2010, I started this blog. At the time, I had 5 blogs on my blogroll, and that was basically "the community" that I knew about. Now? 46 blogs. Just on my blogroll. And I usually add one each week through a contact in email. Back in the day (I say that like it's a long time ago), I knew who the authors were. I knew they were legit (or not). Now, with so many folks adding their two cents (or four, or eight) on every single change that happens, it causes issues. Multiple posts (see the Crusader Enchant) cause multiple problems. I didn't post on it first, but I didn't dedicate a post to it either. Yeah, it was added into one post, I said my two cents (linking where I heard it from) and went on. I guess once again it's like the news. You can only hear so much before you change the channel....new rant inc.....
God forbid that I worked with a very well known gold blog updating a guide. God forbid that I joined another blogger in a project. God forbid that I made a gold guide myself. Jeebus.Haters around just to hate. Some can't help it, as it is how they were raised. But if you have issues with what I do, let me know personally. And grow some balls, would ya? Don't post on peoples blogs as anonymous bitching about how bad they are, or what they did wrong.
We spend alot of time making posts that we feel is relevant to people. You people. "You" as in our readers. Yeah, sometimes we jack up the information. You know what? Correct us when we make a mistake. Tell us we are wrong. But you know what? TELL US THE RIGHT WAY. Dont just bitch about how we are not correct in our post, tell us WHY. Tell us the correct way to do it. Or fuck off. Is that direct enough for you?
You might be smarter than me. In fact, you probably are. You might have more gold/experience/achievement points/stockpile/etc than me. Cool! Congrats! Help me help others! Use your comments for good instead of for shit! You see where I am going here?
The next hit that bothered me is a blogger recently wrote about a program that is fairly new to the WoW scene. The author blasted him saying he was basically a dumbass. Now to each his/her own, but I would have responded differently. I would have said "There is confusion about setting this up, XXXX posted about it recently, and in case anyone else had issues, here is the best and easiest way to do it". But once again, everyone is different.
There was also a war last week, which you all know about. Twitter, Blogposts, etc. Wanna know my opinion? Blah. Period.
Now today. I missed out on much of it, but there was something about a post with a link to someones blogpost about something and that they were wrong. Of course, there was a mini war. I think it got cleared up, and I don't know the whole scoop, but blah, blah, blah. This shit is happening way to much lately.
Too much competition with "pageviews". Too much "I wrote about it first". Too much "I am better than everyone". Too much everything. I guess I don't care about the size of my epeen. I am still just as happy as the day I started blogging. I am here to help people. I want to give people a place to go to read good content, with writing that is [fairly] easy to read, and to even get a laugh once in a while in this community of waaay to serious folks.
Talk your shit, but man up and tell me in person. Don't hide. Show respect and you will get respect. If you don't like that I am selling a guide, deal with it. I am, and it's helped alotta folks make gold. Did they pay for it? Sure they did. If you don't like that I also Coach people? Deal with it. It might not be for you, or you might have another reason. Am I in it for the money? Depends. Do you go work your 9 to 5 for the money? Would you work for free? Are you on salary, getting paid for 40 hours, but do extra?
I blog for free. For a while I made about 100 bucks a month from ads/affiliate links, etc. Break that down. At about 2 hours a post (between writing, pics, links, checking and answering comments, etc.), 30 days a month, I got about a buck and a half per hour. Ibet Ethiopians can get more rice per hour than that. My coaching? Sure. I make a bit more there. My guide? Decent money as well. I get paid for my time. Oooooh. Big secret there. Need a coach? hire me. Need a guide? buy mine. Want good information on gold making free? Visit my blog. Simple as that. Think my blog is shit? Don't read it. Take me off your blogroll.....another rant incoming....
But you know what? Don't take my posts and don't link to me. For that, you are an asshole.Don't take the information that you learned from me and claim it as your own. That doesn't sit well with me. It's something I see time and time again. Now I do my best to link to other blogs with similar posts. I have killed off posts due to them being too similar to someone elses post. If I don't link to your post, it's due to your post didn't tell me shit, and I am telling the correct story. Do I blast you for it? Nah. I just didn't link to your shitty post. Easy as that.
Are you done hearing my little bitch session? I hope so. I am tired of writing. Fingers are starting to cramp. What's that called? Carpal Thummel? Yeah. I got it.
You know what? After re-reading this and highlighting here and there, I realized something...This is a horrible blog. This has horrible information. It is a horrible post. But you know what? It felt good writing it...
For my last "going away present" for those that read this post:
To all you bloggers that think they are better than me, you probably are. To those that think I am better than you, I am probably not. For those that talk shit about anyone and everyone behind their backs and won't do it to their face? Two words. Fuck off. With a smiley face.... =)