I wrote a few threads in forums about lying on your blog. I got a pretty surprising reaction from bloggers. Some of them were really offendied by my statements. Like religious offended. Internet marketers are liars. Bloggers are liars. Blogging is a sin.
I argued that we all lie and that it’s human nature to lie. Isn’t marketing a corporate form of lying. Advertising is all about lies. Drink a beer and get laid by a hot chick. Buy those pretty shoes and become classy. Buy a mac and you’re cool. Drink gatorade and you’ll be like Jordan. Take this pill to enlarge your penis. This list goes on and on.
Why won’t bloggers accept this fact. I totally accept the fact that i have to bend the truth on occasion to push a product or service. I do this with my paid posting and i do this to push affiliate links.
I have a theory. Veritas is never achieved. I used to think that you can’t lie to yourself but i’ve learned that i’m a victim of my own lies. People lie all the time. For money, for fame, for attention.
It’s safe to say that when money is in the mix, you’ll never be truthful. How can you slander the hand that feeds you. It’s all about organization and corporations. Once you are a part of it, you are gotta keep the lies going. We are programmed from birth to start lying.
The trick with internet marketing is to be creative with your lies. You gotta present your lie to seem truthful. You have to create distraction with sex and humor. We’re all a bunch of developed monkeys. Use our primal urges to distract the truth.