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Monday, December 15, 2008

Pretentious Attitude of Other Bloggers

"I wish people would get off their high horses and quit the snooty attitudes, especially when they themselves are “shilling” for money. Give me a break".

Tell me one thing, who among you guys don't want to make extra money in blogging?...and... What was your first reason in the first place why you started blogging? Did someone ever tells you why should I or we start blogging? Was there making money some sort of idea?

Was it not because of the phrase - "Wanted to earn money online / wanted to earn extra money out of blogging"? Let's get serious here, GET REAL!... If you will be given an opportunity to earn extra income are you not going to grab it? Whilst we know that blogging is an easy way of making extra money, and WHY NOT?

I tell you what, since I have started posting PAID POSTS, I AM EARNING 2 GREAT THINGS HERE - EDUCATION AND MONEY!! I have learned and would still learn a lot of things, new topics for me mostly....

I came to read this blog, she wrote about the Snooty Attitudes of other bloggers! What is wrong about blogging for pay anyway? I love this post:

"There is nothing wrong with blogging for pay. I earn a considerable income from it, an income we would otherwise not have. I cannot work outside the home due to disability, so blogging for pay is my entire livelihood. I am able to buy groceries for a family of 6 with my earnings (despite Google slashing my PageRank and severely limiting my opportunities). I work very, very hard. I try to write well and write interesting articles, and to keep my blog clean and neat and well-designed. What is wrong with blogging for money?

And why are companies like PayPerPost or PayU2Blog mocked and scorned, but for some reason, Google’s AdSense is OK and is somehow more respectable and “holier” than PPP or PU2B? I absolutely refuse to have AdSense on my blogs. For one, I think Google is too big for its britches and are control freaks. Two, have you seen some of the ads they have– some of those links are extremely offensive! And three, who makes any money off those ads?! I hear stories of people *finally* getting their measly $20 after five years. Give me a break. But somehow, AdSense is more noble, more pure….

Personally, I prefer to read blogs with sponsored posts than blogs that are crammed with AdSense and other ugly stuff. I have found some really great deals and learned some great things by reading Sponsored Posts.

I wish people would get off their high horses and quit the snooty attitudes, especially when they themselves are “shilling” for money. Give me a break".


An article of Kim Komado on Earning Money Online, who says:

"Some advertisers offer pay-per-post opportunities. You may receive, say, $10 to review a product on your blog….

ReviewMe, PayPerPost and Blogitive.com are three sites that offer these opportunities. Some have disclosure requirements. But I’m still not fond of these programs. Your readers may desert you if they think you are shilling for products".

THERE WAS ONE OF THE COMMENTS WHICH I DON'T LIKE, WHICH SAYS:

From Bas of Istanbul:

"It’s all about ads not finding their way into the content of the blog.

The programs mentioned infiltrate the content… and quite frankly, I don’t read blogs with paid posts, except if I come by one to drop on them. This is also why I’m quiting Entrecard.

I read many blogs of bloggers who make a living (or who are rich even) because of blogging… They don’t use paid posts. I think paid posts is really bad for blogging to be honest.

Good content should be the focus for a blog. I have one blog for my DJ mixes called The MiX-Files. I make some money through that blog because I occassionally link the tracks used in a mix to the place where they can be bought… This is a service and a legit way to make money from my content.

My content does not depend on this. If you don’t fully understand my position, and the position of many bloggers alike, send me an email and I’ll explain it in full :-)"


.... AND I HAVE COMMENTED TOO!!!.....

Hi Rebecca, I salute you for having been able to bluntly expressed the reality in blogging world! I like you for being that… I do agree with you 100%… we are not in the position to say that paid blogs are not good, while you can actually learn fresh topics every now & then! I must admit, most of the sponsored posts in my blog are new to me, so I am earning 2 things here, EDUCATION & MONEY… so what’s wrong with that hey Bas!!!

I have both Adsense & Sponsored posts on this blog of mine, and I do get occasional featured offers from advertisers because of this rank I got which is 3, only after 4 months of blogging, there I started writing sponsored posts! But donnu until when Google is going to keep it… but it doesn’t really matter, I earned more money from advertisers than Google anyway, so why worry…

Entrecard helps a lot of obtaining traffic unto your blog, so nothing wrong with that, who doesn’t need traffic???

Keep it up girl, I like you though….


Paid blogging is very easy, so there are a lot of terrible paid posts (and blogs) out there. But just because they are bad does not mean that the concept of paid blogging is bad.

There is no difference between writing a sponsored post and linking to a series of links so you can get a commission. Both are selling something through their blogs, and both are doing some kind of blogging for pay. And if you write a post about your affiliate links, there’s a sponsored post that has “infiltrated content” right there.

You did say you knew people who have gotten rich by blogging. The richest blogger I know is John Chow, and guess what– he does paid posts! Google killed his Page Rank, too (up and down) yet he has a base clientele so he still makes the money.

“Good content should be the focus for a blog.” Who determines what is “good content”? See, it’s all an illusion, an opinion. I write good content, sponsored or not, although I have my “off” days, sure. So when you say “I don’t read blogs with paid posts, except if I come by one to drop on them” (that is, if you have something to GET from going to such blogs, correct?), and then you also say “Good content should be the focus for a blog” you are immediately making the assumption that no sponsored posts have good content. Au contraire, this is what I mean by a snooty attitude. To this kind of narrow thinking, all sponsored content is not good, therefore there is no good sponsored content. Somehow, all sponsored posts are immediately branded as “not good.” What if a person writes good content for sponsored content? And how do you know anything written is good is you refuse to read it? Is that still bad content, a bad blog? See where I am going with this. It’s all a preconception and circular reasoning.

It’s like saying, the only kind of good articles are in encyclopedias, as these don’t have sponsored content. So magazines, newspapers, and short stories are immediately dismissed as poor reading material, because they have sponsored content. That’s ridiculous. This same snooty standard is upheld like some kind of kingly law in the blogosphere, but not in reality anywhere else…


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2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi! I really want to do paid posts but I'm contemplating on doing it. Some of the opinions you mentioned by some of the bloggers were kinda true. Anyway, who doesn't want extra income? I think 'will do it when I'm really ready for it. Thanks for posting this.

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