I was talking to a random stranger i met at the wedding bridal dress shop. The stranger was the father of the bride. I was sitting there playing with my iphone and he started asking me about the iphone. Then we got to talking about Fiji. Then we got to talking about real estate development. Then we got to talking about how people usually hate each other when we should be helping each other.
Competition and jealousy fuels us sometimes, but most times, it acts as a depressant. It keeps us from reaching out potential and it creates bad energy. If i own a Bridal dress shop, i’ll not talk about other bridal dress shops. I’ll have all of these business cards of photo studios and makeup places cause i know i’ll get referral kickbacks, but you won’t see any ads regarding other bridal gown places. Competition. Don’t want to advertise shops that can potential take away my customer. Blogging is similar but different.
Make money bloggers advertise mainly on make money blog. Make money blogs make money off other lessor make money bloggers. When i start doing private ads, i’ll be making money off of make money bloggers that are more noobie then I. Johnchow makes money off of noob make money bloggers etc.
I have my eye out of around 4 or 5 blogs that i feel are similar to mine. The style and content are different, but our blogs are all evenly ranked and traffic is similar. These blog, i should actually be helping and they should be helping me to get to the next level. But the reverse happens. I never want to mention those blogs, for fear of losing my readers to them or for fear of losing to them in the ranks. This is very silly and immature, but i think most bloggers do this. The reason is cause of the pyramid like structure of make money blogs. We view ad dollars to be fixed and limited. But it’s not like that. New make money blogs are created everyday. Most will not make a dime, but a few will grow to a level where they’ll pay for ads. These are the fish us middle level bloggers should be catching. More reason for middle level bloggers to help each other out. We don’t want the fish to be caught by johnchow. We should combine voltron like forces to catch the fish before it gets to johnchow.