The O’Reilly Factor weighs in on BlogWorld
I couldn’t resist posting this video, especially after reading some of the comments by BlogWorld attendees. Like this one from blogger Zac Johnson who describes himself as a “super affiliate” make-money-blogger.
“Instead of focusing on the benefits of blogging and internet marketing, Fox News took a different approach and almost made a joke out of it.”
“Almost“? It’s obvious to me Fox is most definitely mocking BlogWorld.
Since its inception I have toyed with the idea of speaking at BlogWorld. BlogWorld CEO Rick Calvert and I have discussed this on many occasions.
However, to be honest, a major factor that has held me back from attending is the quality of some of the other attendees. Because as you know I’m all for making money, but I am also a leader in blog ethics and vocalising my objections against online hucksters who try to make a fast buck off of gullible bloggers.
I didn’t see any point in travelling long distance to get into fistfights. Online sparring is fun enough for me.
What do you think. Did Fox get it right?
- Has BlogWorld become a showcase for blog hucksters and deserve derision?
- Is that what blogging has come down to — just making money?
- Have the blog hucksters ruined it for the rest of us?
These are just a few impressions that came to mind after viewing the video.
Like all good satire there is usually an element of truth behind the humor. But was Fox’s coverage one-sided?
Personally I don’t know, because like I said I haven’t yet attended BlogWorld. Although I haven’t met Rick Calvert, I like him and we are on good terms. So I’m torn on this issue.
If any of my readers have further insight into this I would love to hear from you. Even if you haven’t ever attended BlogWorld I’m sure you have an opinion on the make-money aspect of blogging which seems to be at the forefront of the news.