The reality is, I am pissy. I am sick and tired of every Tom Dick and Darren out there in the blogging world peddling their NEXT GREAT GIFT to the blogging industry. Letting unsuspecting people like you and me, drop dollar after dollar on these great new breakthroughs on "how to build a better blog."
Stop it! Stop letting them take your money, stop it, stop it, stop it. And Stop, for the love of all that is holy, using these automatic backlink generator services. Because they are nothing more than a waste of time.
So, I am not here to call out every service or "blogger" by name. I may even sound a bit like a spoiled child not getting my way. But I can, without any question in my being, state for a fact, that anyone trying to sell you something, does not have your best interests in mind. None of them really could give a damn, whether or not YOU succeed.
All they are really trying to do is wet your appetite. If you completely succeeded, who the hell is going to go and buy their next product, or "Upgrade" to the pro package.
Maybe I have gone about this all the wrong way. I have really tried to make a point of not "Selling" you products, in my effort to Make Money online. Maybe it is my fault for not cramming a book or two down your throats, in the attempt to line my own pockets. But it has been something I have been against since the beginning.
Since I first started blogging here at blogging for beginners, I have made a conscious effort of bringing you information without any real catches. True, I have occasionally dropped in a referral link with the hopes of catching a couple referrals to some of the services I have subscribed to over the years, but for the most part, I have steered clear of that.
And where exactly has it left me??
It has left me wanting a whole hell of a lot more, I have to admit.
So, really, what does this all mean for the average blogger, or to the folks out there who would like to start blogging, and to make money blogging, but don't know where to begin?
Would it be terribly disappointing if I told you that I didn't really know?
It feels like to would not be that far off. I have spend my dollars on books, and I have tried my hand at a hand full of the automatic backlink generators, and have basically ended up exactly where I started with this little experiment of mine. I have no more links than when I began. Truth be told, I have a few less since I stepped away from the hard work backlinking I have always prescribed to. YUP! You heard it right, and when it gets right down to it, that is why I am so pissed off today.
Easy Backlinks? Ha! I laugh at anyone who throws that term around. It is a load. Completely. Its so easy to be a successful blogger, when you are hiring others to do the work for you, when you can throw countless dollars at a problem to make it go away. And you think THEY are going to share that wealth of knowledge they have been so fortunate to be blessed with? No. Why would they. Why would they want competition? All they want is more dollars.
Ok, so now I am just bitching, I know. And you know what, it feels kinda good. It is nice to not be so PC for a change. It is just really, really frustrating, and I do believe that anyone out there who has tried blogging in a fairly competitive market, with a very small budget, knows exactly what I am talking about.
I do have to give a hand to the big giant search engine. Over the years they have set a lot of rules in motion to help curb individuals who use unseemly methods to build countless numbers of backlinks. But, in the process, they have created a situation that makes it ever more difficult to build a presence on the internet for smaller people, like you an me. I know it is in order to stamp out all the riff raff and I completely appreciate that. BUT! It has made my job so much harder. And it has left me wondering, to what end?
I appreciate the fact that along they way I may teach some people a thing or two, but what I really, really want to do is to quit my job! And that is just never going to happed at the rate that I am going.
Maybe I am just not that good at this. Maybe.
But what I really believe is, I am good at this, I have a lot of stuff to say, and I just have to work harder at getting those words into the hands of the individuals who really need it. Having it just float out there in limbo is doing nobody any good what-so-ever.
So, I have until October 6th, working on this secret little experiment I have been working on, using methods and services that I have, up until recently avoided. And if I do not see progress by 1 month after I stopped using these so called "methods" I will unceremoniously get on this blog and start blasting these people, one after the other. And I will do so with a friggin smile on my face.
What has been the point of this little rant?
Mostly, all I am really trying to tell you, is. It is more than likely a losing effort, if you are relying on others as your primary means of building backlinks. Automatic backlink generators have not proven anything to me yet. I will give them more time, but I do not have very high hopes.
And the people who are willing to sell you something in order to help you are more than likely only going to spew out what you can find for free on the internet. The idea that any of them have a new thought is fairly humorous to me. In fact, if you have a specific question, please feel free to ask me, right here at blogging for beginners, and I will attempt to tackle the question.....FREE OF CHARGE!
I am done now.
Thank you for listening. :)
Oh, and look for my E-book, coming soon! See, I peddle too. Actually, there is no book in the works at this moment. I have other things to do.