Haterati (Or The Importance Of Andy Hagans To This Blog)
As I was perusing blogs yesterday (o.k. perusing is so not me) looking at blogs yesterday, I can across Scobles comments against the attacks on Dave Winer.
Now since my beat before I started this blog was short skirts and cool songs I had no idea who Dave Winer was.
But there is one thing I do know about. And that’s the importance of enemies.
You’re nobody till somebody hates you.
What new readers don’t know (most of you) is that this blog was built on enemies.
Well actually just one.
Now creating enemies is a strategy that goes way back.
Despite the fact that Tupac and Biggie were friends didn’t stop them from using hate to create loyalty among the faithful.
All are examples of creating a rivalry to sell product.
Because people don’t just want to root for.
They want to root against.
I’ve been defended and left to bleed.
But getting upset about seems a bit hypocritical.
We’re all just hustling page views.
Andy Hagans taught me that.
[opening art by LuckyLulu]
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