You have to love the Internet. Anyone can set up a wordpress site. You can put whatever you want on your site for the world to see. It really doesn’t matter if it’s true. You can write any title regardless if it’s based on fact or not. This is why I wrote this article entitled “You Can’t Believe All the Quotes You Read on the Internet -Abraham Lincoln” a few months ago. It was my way of saying. Read, enjoy, then due your due diligence and find out if it’s true because much of what you read has no merit. Adam Dicker isn’t as easy going as I am about all the domain blogs and the information they spew. Something had him a little upset and he posted this little ditty over an DnForum that obviously drew some attention.
I am getting tired of people registering a domain name and setting up a simple wordpress blog and claiming to be a domain expert.
So many wanna bees popping up each month that have no business giving out advice to anyone…..
Domainsherpa, Chef Patrick and Morgan Linton to name a few but there are many more, nothing against these three. I just don’t feel they should be selling themselves as domain experts, good marketers — yes.
If you don’t make a good living in domaining you have no business giving out domain advice or pretending to be someone important in this industry.
The only ones I follow are dnjournal and domainnamewire.com
What blogs to do you follow?
I won’t go into the details, you can read the thread, but my question is this. Is there not room for all kinds of sites in our industry? Other than DomainSherpa calling themselves/himself the “Domain Name Experts” and Morgan selling books on how to “Domain Invest”, is there anyone else that is claiming to be experts? Most of the blogs I read are simply presenting sales information, press releases, or opinion. Many of them are providing information on how to do this or do that which either you know how to do, want to learn, or really just don’t care. Are the readers a bunch of children that are so impressionable that they fall victim to false information? Do they now write poorly and constantly screw up they’re and their because my site is a grammatical crackhouse? I don’t think so.
I am an adult and will continue to read what I choose to read and I appreciate the differing opinions and information that blogs in our industry are presenting. If I don’t like something I simply don’t do it again. If a flavor of gum taste like shit I don’t continue to chew it. I may go back a second time to see if the flavor got screwed up because I had a glass of orange juice beforehand but not a third time. I may not be a lot of people’s flavor of gum and I’m cool with that. Adam is going to release a list of blogs from best to worst that should be very interesting. I imagine Berkens, Elliot, and Andrew will be at the top as they deserve to be but it’s still opinion and not fact. Just like much of the information that is being put out there by the domain investing blogs.
Edit: I wrote this last evening and this morning I noticed Hybrid Domainer had a similar article. Feel free to keep the conversation over there I didn’t mean to break it up.