Being a board game blogger for Club Fantasci and Geek Eccentric is a true blessing for me. It takes away the stress of my real job and allows me to promote something I truly love, board games. I also blog on four other sites for the music and entertainment business and have been doing so for many years to great success.
Unfortunately, when you promote your blog, you have to deal with people who think they know how to do EVERYTHING better than you do. People who have absolutely no experience in what they are talking about but somehow think they should be commenting on your blogs I guess because of free speech or something. Or they tell you how you should be marketing yourself even though, they aren’t a blogger or marketer with vast amounts of experience in the field and probably don’t fit the “normal” person who reads the blogs anyway.
While every now and then I try to accommodate some of the suggestions, it never works out. Why? Because I already know what I am doing, I know my numbers, and I know what makes people click on my links. So for all you people out there who don’t understand this, it is the number of clicks that allows us to blog and get people to want us to review their product. Without the clicks on the links, we quit blogging as it is seriously time intensive and a lot more work than you think especially just promoting it. If you don’t like to click links, then by all means don’t but please quit telling us how to do our job and discouraging others from clicking our links just because you don’t like to. In other words, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. Just pass on by and leave the commenting to those that actually enjoy or appreciate the work being done.
The other annoying thing is the kid who lives in the basement with his mom and works at Starbucks who thinks he knows more than you do type of asshat. Most people don’t take time to read your resume’ they just assume you don’t have any idea what you are doing and they feel it’s their responsibility to point that out for you. Let me say this to all you who think I can’t back up my blog or statistics. Business owner for 15+ years, Wealth Manager for 10 years so that is where my financial statistics come from, board gamer for +13 years. I have put together well over 250 business plans and I run and entertainment agency that specializes in marketing, social media, artist and event promotion. In other words, I am an expert on marketing, social media and business. So I will most certainly go with my experience over anyone else’s unless of course they are an expert that I know and recognize but then we usually already talk and exchange ideas anyway.
As per the board game forums, there is a lot of snarky ass people on reddit and Board Game Geek but also in forums in general every where. For those of you who tend to not read the original post and stay on topic or take the time to figure out the intent, don’t comment. You just look like an asshat. For those of you who think you know better than the poster, don’t comment. You just look like an asshat. For those of you who can post with some awesome ideas and suggestions and are mature enough to actually act like an adult in the forums THANK YOU! Please do comment and help make it a pleasurable conversation! We love you!
You see many of you think that public forums are open to what ever you have to say, and while technically that may be true, just because you have a keyboard, doesn’t mean you should use it. Quit ruining the spirit of other peoples posts with your snarky ass attitudes. People don’t post stuff for you to be all negative and bring down posts. If you have nothing nice to say, shut the hell up! Move along, there is nothing to see here.
We do this because we want to share our love of boardgames. Not your favorite board games but board games in general. It’s a public service. We don’t get paid for it. We don’t ask for much other than hopefully, a like, +1 or share depending on what social media site you are on and we greatly appreciate any those things as well as the kind words and support that many of you give.
Using forums responsibly, do your research before blowing hot air out your ass and contribute to posts instead of being an asshat is the best way to go for everyone involved.
This is a public service announcement from bloggers everywhere.
Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.
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