Guest Blogging Sucks
…but as I recall you blogged at night and/or on your own time and now you’re having someone else write your opinions on your website built and maintained under your name?
This is a horrible trend. I know I’m no best selling author or award-winning blogger, but at least my blog features my own opinions. I’m a little let down that since Scoble is doing this, being the influencer he has become, the flood gates have been opened and now guest blogging will be the new black. Everyone who’s everyone (at least everyone who has a Nice Big Blog with Lots O’ Readers) will be getting guest blogging up and running.
Frank will no longer need to run PostSecret because a lackey will do just fine.
Who cares if the Dilbert Blog (one of my favorite reads) isn’t written by Scott Adams once he hires some goofy guy to write it for him? Isn’t it about the content?
No, it isn’t. It’s about the author(s) and the voices they bring and while I have no problem with collaborative blogs (BB is an obvious choice), when it’s your blog with your name on the URL or title or whatever, having a guest blogger is like having a temp agency hire sign your personal checks—it’s just weird.
I stopped reading Tom Peters because his blog was not actually written by a guy named Tom Peters. Is this so revolutionary? That I won’t pay attention to someone who can’t keep their own opinions but must hire others to maintain their current mindstate for the blogosphere?
This is a sure sign of jumping the shark. I would rather go without a week of Scoble posts than read some dude who writes “like” Scoble or “for” Scoble or, god forbid, “in-the-vein” of Scoble.
Until next time, this is Evan Erwin writing on Evan Erwin’s blog about Evan Erwin’s opinions.