Really? At least put an article. You would have had a few characters left even if this was a tweet
But this isn’t about Owen. It’s about the quality of the Domaining feed. I admit, I put out some crap, we all do. Things that seem good or written in a rush. There are days when all I do is put out a list. But I have put out that list for 3 years and only missed 6 days ever. I didn’t get one dime of affiliate money for 2 years 9 months. I am one of the main reasons Namejet even has an affiliate program. Matt Overman and I have talked about it for 2 years. Because of that program every blogger out there does lists. And I don’t mind that.
What I do mind is two, three list per day. TNT is the worst. He doesn’t even write ANY other posts. Not one bit of opinion, information, or news. He adds no value in my opinion. If the affiliate money went away there wouldn’t even be a blog. Bill Eisenmann has a nice list each day but again, nothing else there. Hybrid Domainer, again, a great guy, has other solid articles but is writing two lists a day. This could easily be condensed into one list. But this is about money. The cookies need to be placed at the right time. Nobody seemed to have any interest in lists until the affiliates came around and now everyone is battling for eyeballs. I don’t think its good for the Domaining.com feed and if I owned it I know I wouldn’t let any site with just lists be a part.
I admit there are days when I have trouble writing additional articles. I do have a hectic schedule. But I do try and share and write when I have time. Are the all good articles? No. Are there some good ones? Yes. So who made me the police of the domain blogs? I’m not. I’m just someone that’s not afraid to put my name to my comments. Just like I did on Owen Frager’s article. I was mad. He had been writing some decent articles and then that one liner. I clicked the link, saw nothing on the post and wrote my feelings. That is what I am doing here.
Bloggers. Make some effort. You want to make money from the domainers that click your affiliate links then give them something in return. Your opinions, some interesting info, something you learned that may help others. Something. Yes, I realize that if I don’t like a blog I don’t have to read it. But I want to. I want to read something that will interest me in one way or another. I enjoy TheDomains, Elliot, Morgan, and Andrew, but I would love to have more. Some may say that I am only saying this because they are taking affiliate money from me but like I said earlier, I didn’t make a dime for almost 3 years so what do I have to lose?
Time is one and that’s where this post all started. Owen wasted my time by having me click and go to the one line post. He is capable of so much more and I told him so. I came because he was starting to write interesting coherent posts and I was enjoying them. Hybrid does as well. Bill probably is capable, and TNT? well…I don’t have a clue what or who he is.