Back in the heydays, when I was still learning to blog, I used to read so many make money online (MMO) blogs. MMO blogs were aplenty and competition for readership was so fierce. The good thing is they visit each others blog and leave comments. At some point, they ass-kissed the most popular of them and they despise the most noob of them.
They compete wildly for first page rankings just for the term “make money online” as well as every variation of it. They call themselves the MMO bloggers. They refer to each other as the MMO crowd.
Now, judging from the SE results most of the blogs I used to read have gone somewhere. It seems like everybody hung up their hats. Or busy making selfies on Facebook and or chirping their new apps on Twitter.
It was the early months of 2008. I was a noob (beginner). A dumb noob. Well, not just a dumb noob but also a gullible one.
I used to follow so many blogs, great and small, popular or not. Most were just rambling and ranting about nothing. Some even think cursing and despising other noobs was so cool.
Heck, I even read a blog by a so-called 13 year old blogger who kept on boasting about his first page rankings. Now, I can’t even remember what internet marketing thing did I ever learn from that kid. Ahh, maybe just make yourself controversial so many other bloggers will talk about you and link to your mookey mooney blog. And wallah, you’re on the first page of Google. Then call yourself SEO expert and sell your SEO magic theme.
I also read about that guy who loves to talk about what he ate for dinner. Maybe I’ll be emulating that here too. And also that guy who talks about writing the best article you can and keep pleasing your readers.
I don’t know but I may just be so dumb during that time, I can’t remember learning an actionable thing that really made me money. Or maybe I was just trying to be a blogger when I can’t even write any interesting and dramatic article.
But the best blog I run into, maybe, is of that guy who loved to use a bear image. He often chastise the thousand noobs and scolds them why they always fail to get what he’s trying to teach about internet marketing. He loved to use Blogger. That blog is nowhere these days and his Facebook profile no longer active. Apparently, he’d gone to hibernation for good.
The good thing is I insist on learning how to use WordPress and hosting it on my own domain. Now, I’m not a blogger but I make decent money making use of blogs.