The worst of all worlds

Addy Santo points out a very distrubing proposition by Luke Hutteman - that we should promote a chain letter / spam between blogs in order  (ostensibly) to gain visibility for blogs.  I agree with Addy, and the numerous commentors on his and Luke's blogs, that this is a bad idea.  I do not need more noise and useless emails/postings in my inbox. 

Blogs are great for sharing information and even for self-expression.  But I see too many blogs out there whose goal is primariliy along the lines of self-aggrandizement ("Look at me, I'm great") and simply an effort to win some virtual popularity contest.

I think this is summed up very well by Jason's comment on Luke's blog:

"Wow, this is a horrible thing to do. It combines all the great features of chain letters and google spamming into one little package. If you want your blog to get noticed, try frequently writing content that lots of people care about."


Published Thursday, August 12, 2004 9:37 AM by Jackie Goldstein
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Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:10 AM by (Scott Watermasysk)

# RE: The worst of all worlds

Linking directly to his post does kind of help his cause. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2004 4:36 PM by Jackie Goldstein

# re: The worst of all worlds

Yeah - but I was just trying to be fair - let people see his original arguments. Maybe they'll agree - or maybe they'll disagree even more strongly!
Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:57 PM by Eric Newton

# re: The worst of all worlds

You weren't part of the "IN" crowd in high school either, huh?

--- just bustin your chops