The Death and Resurrection of Me (or Why Blog Networks are Dead)
David Krug as probably offend more people involved with blogs and blog networks than anyone. It doesn't make him right but it does make him interesting. I asked him to write about whatever he wanted. The results are below.
"Let's say you buy a house on an acre of land. You love your house, you take great care of it. One day the city informs you they need that land to build a mall and you have to move. You own the house but you don't own the land." – Tyme White
Ok let's say you own 4 houses on 4 acres of land. You love your houses, you take great care of a few of them, neglect a few of them, and the city informs you that all of them stink and you have to move because Walmart would like to build a new complex on top of 3 of your homes. You own the houses but you don't really own the land ( the government does) . Hey, who cares? I don't. Do you really? It's not going to matter in a few months or a few years. Blog Networks are dead. Death to the Blog Networks!
Let's talk about Celebrity 2.0, the age where we can become the celebrity.
Let's take a few Celebrity 2.0's for example and see if they needed traditional media, or blog networks.
Brian Clark — did he need a blog network to become digitally famous? (umm no.)
Amanda Congdon — vlog network neccesary ? (Think again. )
How about some people you might not have heard of:
FilthyWhore, did she need a vlog network to become massively popular? (nope, again)
ZeFrank, Good Morning Sports Racers ( No Blog Network Neccesary Here. )
Did any of these folks need Blog Networks or Traditional Media to gain their Die Hard Fan Clubs? Nadda.
What this means is. Traditional Media, which Blog Networks have tried and tried poorly to mimic have officially been laid to rest in my mind. In fact in my opinion blog networks, and traditional media slow you down. They box you in. And it's really pointless. If it's traffic you are after network yourself. If it's money you are after work harder and network more. If it's fame you're seeking check out YouTube. Watch. Rinse. Repeat. Be original. Pour lots of energy into your pursuit and add a dash of original character. At the end of the day you will be tired. But if you keep trying you will have your fan club. Even if its a pack of haters.
Next never forget where you came from.