This post is not likely to be entertaining or informative. More of a confirmation that I am indeed on the right side of the ground. I’ve really got nothing to bitch about. I love summer. Really the last thing I feel much like doing is sitting in front of a computer and creating shit for people to click. Many of you would have a hardy laugh if you could see my domain account from 2004 and compare it to today. I gave up my Hostgator account this month. I’m just not much of a website player any more. Seems fucking silly to buy a domain and build a WordPress franken-site on some micro niche product. Especially when you can blast one out in 30 minutes on Squidoo.
I’ve been enjoying myself on Squidoo. Just last night I had my latest lens effort make the front page. Yep, when you surf over to Squidoo at this moment my lens will be featured as one of those that rotate through the front page. I’ve wasted your time in other posts about Squidoo but suffice to say you gotta participate if you want to succeed. Yea the Quests and likes and comments and polls and all that other shit are cheesy. But it’s what gets your dinky lens on the front page of Squidoo.
Pinterest is a phenom. It is the easiest way I’ve seen in years to get traffic to your site. Pinterest is a click-tastic orgy. A great way to get people to visit your contribution to the web sewage all the while giving Google a stiff middle finger. Stuff a cool photo from your Squidoo page and you’ve got the chance for glory.
I’ve managed to ignore the guberus and their insipid pimp machines. For the most part. But I have been enjoying one of their latest gambits for fleecing fuckers out of their PayPal balances. Curation. Oh. Yea. The latest buzzword among the affiliate marketer elite.
Typically you might find the guberus in front of money making ideas. They were there building software to create shitty little sites to rank fast and high in Google. They were creating the means to sling your links far and wide into the web sewage. They were building spam-tastic article generation and delivery systems.
But curation got in front of them. In their zeal for spamming the web they over-looked sharing and building upon real content. What? Share someone else’s link? Are you fucking kidding? Drudge Report has been curating information from the start. Million dollar enterprise with the simplest of business models.
Now I see everyone talking about curation and fewer still doing it correctly. Mostly because people are lazy and instead of curation they are scraping. Mostly because people hate to write. But it’s fun to watch people give it a go and lose interest after a couple of months. The Warrior Forum will offer something else shiny to keep them going.
Times have changed. I enjoy watching the circus. My raft floats above the stench emanating from the depths of the web sewer. I steer my vessel through the misty fog while avoiding the outcrops of rocky exposure that spelled doom to those less wary. My cloak protects and warms me as I see the sallow faces looking up from their ghostly tombs as I gently float among the destruction. My mustache stiff against the wind, I twirl my beard with one hand while leaning mightily on my staff with the other. I am the web sewer magician.