No, please don't.bjmason32 said:Start a T-shirt related Blog for easy content creation.
No I'm not.bjmason32 said:Solmu, you're missing the point.
Sorry, I forgot I was doing this for the applause of the crowd and the occasional thrown peanut.bjmason32 said:For most of us, this is business, not journalism, not entertainment.
Business is about taking risks. You forgot to mention the positive's that can be attained if blogging is done correctly (besides SEO optimization). It's silly to suggest not to do something because you *may* fail.Solmu said:It's not even a particualrly good idea. You're trading the chance of some slight gains from robots, for a negative image with humans who see your site. Better to go after the humans, not the robots.
There are not millions of aggregate t-shirt blogs. I seriously doubt there are even twenty (and if there are even that many, they're doing a really really bad job of propogating themselves).sarafina said:Telling somebody to not create a blog because you've read 10 that we're 'bad' (out of millions, i'm sure) is as logical as telling somebody not to eat apples because you've tasted a few that were bad.
I didn't forget to do anything. I didn't mention the positives, because if you are doing it solely as a revenue raiser there are none as far as I'm concerned. Nor is it my job to point out the silver lining in every cloud.sarafina said:Business is about taking risks. You forgot to mention the positive's that can be attained if blogging is done correctly (besides SEO optimization). It's silly to suggest not to do something because you *may* fail.
It's not my job to tell people how to polish a turd.sarafina said:Perhaps you should comment on specifics of what made those blogs bad and what people should do to improve. I think that would be more productive than telling people to not blog altogether.
Is that what you call providing constructive criticism? If so, then yes, I can definitely agree that isn't your mandate.Solmu said:It's not my job to tell people how to polish a turd.
I was talking about extreme cases. "Constructive criticism" in the sense that the PC movement means it isn't always worthwhile (or possible). But the fact is all criticism is constructive if it's accurate. Criticism is the enemy of ignorance, and we can't have progress without honesty.sarafina said:Is that what you call providing constructive criticism? If so, then yes, I can definitely agree that isn't your mandate.
You get what you pay for.sarafina said:If you criticize something but don't provide reasonable evidence to substantiate your claims, everything you write comes of as a personal rant rather than helpful discussion.
First I'm criticised for being too brief, then for being too long winded? Make up your damn mind.sarafina said:Either way, you lack brevity and I lack time so that's the only thing I'll address.
That sounds like a trite excuse people produce when they make blanket statements with little or no evidence to back it up.Foxy said:
You lost me at "Would you provide....." until about "....Any thoughts on that?".Foxy said:sarafina,
would you provide contact information to any jo-blow and risk your reputation in the industry ( make you look bad ) just because this joe-blow is bagging for it ?
of couse, if this joe-blow is someone that you are working with on a project and has proven that they are professional enough to handle " a good contact ". than all is fine.
As for the sky stuff, if this joe-blow is too lazy to get on the horn and follow up on a hint, not a contact ( for ex: 500 manufactures in LA, you may find your answers there ), the sky is what it is and jo-blow does want silver platern feed but realistacle it's more like Baby-Bottle Feed.
Any thoughts on that ?