Snark? some people don’t get it

May 11, 2006

Just got my hands on a beta invite to the new beaut Aussie Blog Search Engine Gnoos, and I find this article.

Now of course people always find it easy to attack behind a cloak of anonymity, and there’s no way of commenting on the site, so I’ll comment here.

1. I couldn’t give a rats arse if you don’t like (who ever you are) what I write here at As I’ve written in the past, I couldn’t care less about the traffic. Honestly. I even turned on full feeds, against the advice I have give to others for years, because I don’t really care. This is my personal blog. If it has 10 readers or 1 million, I don’t care. I’m not making much (if any) money from this blog, I’m doing it for fun. I might start up a new blog in the future (although time with working on b5media is a premium these days) on a particular topic, but my personal blog is just that. Random thoughts, observations, even the occasional bit of crap. Some days, or even weeks you’ll see a ton of posts here, other times you will see hardly any. I’m blogging here because I enjoy it, and no amount of crap talk is going to spoil that for me.

2. In relation to link baiting. The stuff about Scoble is honest to god thoughts. I’m not seeing much traffic off of it, so if it’s link baiting I must be failing, and I can tell you, if I really wanted to link bait I’d be doing it properly. As for Seth, again, just an observation. The guys hyped, he’s backed a dud, it’s going to be interesting seeing how he will handle the situation. That’s my opinion, you don’t have to like it.

3. As for your comments about The Blog Herald….what can I say, jealousy is an awful thing.

4. Black Sheep of b5….yeah probably, but not for the reasons you think.

I’m taking a more back seat role these days, working with b5media, helping others, and building something bigger than me, and more importantly I’m enjoying myself a lot more than I was, say, at this time last year. No amount of bullsh*t from an anonymous blogger is going to spoit that, you see, I might not always be right, but I’ve at least got the guts to put my name to my opinions, and allow others to comment on them.

Update: read this blog some more, he or she is a Collingwood supporter, need I say more 🙂

15 responses to Snark? some people don’t get it

  1. All that you just wrote, Duncan, is part of your charm. If people can’t appreciate your (online) personality then that’s too bad. I shouldn’t affect you much here.

  2. No shocker. martin opening his mouth again. God some days like today I wish I could point out the obvious but I’m a neutered cowboy with no axe to grind.

    No worries mate, I receive a fair share of emails and shit worse than this.

  3. Thanks both Hsien and David.
    Look, at the end of the day, I know I’m neither perfect or even always right. But I’d rather be honest than put up some pretend front.

    are you sure it’s Martin. I’d be really disappointed if it was. Martin, if it is you, and you are reading this, do me favour, get on a JetStart flight to Sydney next week, between Tuesday and Friday, and come and have a bite to eat with me. The flights are cheap (it’s costing me $59AUD to fly Gold Coast to Sydney) and we’ll talk through it. Get to know the real me. If you hate me at the end of the day, so be it, but at least experience me first hand. It’s all I ask before you condemn me!

  4. And I’ll add to Martin (if it’s you). Yep, sure, I’m a little bit nuts. But I’m not a bad guy. I moved away from all my friends, everything I knew, to marry my wife. Biggest gamble anyone could take. And I’ll tell you this. Some of my “so-called” friends said it wouldn’t last 18 mths. I’m coming up on my 7 year anniversary.

    Martin, if its you, lets talk shop, in Sydney, Tuesday to Friday next week (except Thurday, I’m at the Chaser audience, we can do it late).

  5. Nothing wrong with Collingowood, mate 🙂

    And yup, it was me. It’s an opinion that’s all. we are allowed to have an opinion. Obviously I don’t hate you personally, I don’t know you. I’m just writing what I see and feel from the work I see you do online. It’s an observation.

    It’s also a blog to just let off steam and say whatever I want – hence no link outs, no comments, nothing. What the fuck is a Gnoos anyway? 🙂 See it much like a ranting blog after a long day in the office and one too many Jim Beam and Cokes.

    Let me scrape the oreo ceo’s comments and that hits exactly with what I’m doing with this blog…

    This site is my therapy. It helps get those damn voices out of my head. It helps me express myself in ways I wasn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t allowed to do before because I restricted myself to professionalism and other handcuffs. Why don?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t I open up comments on this site? Because I don?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t need anymore voices in my head telling me what I am doing wrong or how stupid I am.

    See, it’s my canvas for my crazy thoughts. I’m not hiding it I just don’t advertise it.

    Simpy jump on a jet from Melb to Syd for some brunch – No doubt over a scotch or 4 I’ll like you, but Melb to Syd is more like $130 at best and I’m not shelling out that much for a lunch. 🙂

    Once again, I don’t hate you (in fact, I’m guessing that we’re of the same political persuasion, just my intuition) I just don’t like what you write. It’s a general observation over the long haul. Doesn’t mean I’m right.

    Example: The Seth thing. A possible failure. Big deal. business ideas fail everyday. You’re falling into that ugly Aussie trait of tall Poppy syndrome by doing that. With Scoble it’s that muck raking thing I hate about bringing in child services etc., If you’re really concerned then approach the appropriate authories rather than taking a cheap pot shot. Again: just my opinion.

    #3. Blog Herald. Jealousy! Um how do you see that. You mean all those years of hard work building up a decent brand only to see it go for such a low figure. C’mon Duncan, if you knew what you were doing (publishing/editorial/journalism) you could’ve (and shoud’ve) added another zero to that.

    Sorry, but it’s pretty hard to be jealous – seeing I can and do earn that in 6 months.

    So there you go: I’m nuts and you’re nuts. The whole blogosphere is nuts (hi David).

    If you’re ever in Melbourne (Forget Syndey: I just don’t like Sydney at all) drop me a line and I’ll take you to a Collingwood match.

  6. I couldn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t give a rats arse if you don?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t like (who ever you are) what I write here at As I?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢ve written in the past, I couldn?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t care less about the traffic. Honestly. I even turned on full feeds, against the advice I have give to others for years, because I don?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t really care. This is my personal blog. If it has 10 readers or 1 million, I don?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t care.

    Since this site does seem to be in b5media shouldn’t you care what is said on here or at least shouldn’t the people you represent care? Also since advertisers are paying for these spaces shouldn’t you care about the traffic like they care about how their money is being spent?

    I understand needing a personal site as Martin has quoted my thoughts on it, but having a personal site within the network and “not caring” doesn’t seem to fit into the whole quality idea that all networks are trying to portray.

  7. Scrivs go take your comment and eat dirt. Where the heck is your infamous sex network by the way? Or did all the Jesus people scare it off? Speaking of professionalism.

  8. Hmm, for once I thought I was just being nice and was asking a question I was genuinely curious about.

    My bad.

    *pats chest

  9. You were being nice. I never said anything overwise. Your a nice enough bloke. I’m just an ass. Where the hell is your sex network. Like I needed another distraction. But I’m curious cuz im so fed up with your bs promises,lies,deceits I could vomit.

  10. Oh and as for the adult network, there is one around, but it doesn’t get the “attention” this area of the community usually gives it. Go figure.

  11. Point me in the right direction. Maybe I’m blind. Where’s a good adult network so I can waste a few hours looking at mind porn.

  12. Nah, that’s alright. You are so busy with blog consulting and stuff it would be foolish of me to think you have hours to waste. Thanks for the conversation again though. Brings back memories.

    Duncan, sorry for carrying this off-topic.

  13. I’m serious. Send me a good link to an adult blog network? Again full of lies,bullshit,hype and deceit. Eventually your smoke and mirrors game is going to backfire and bite your ass. Fuck old memories. If you want I can post all the old dirty emails about all the other networks I’m sure that would bring back the memories. I have one yesterday I was reading about squidoo and b5. It was rather hilarious. You’d probably try and sue me for breaking your bs email clause. But oh well. Funny shit. Maybe it will be apart of my ebook. hahaha actually consulting is pretty slow right now. So I’m looking to burn time on vacation next week.

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