Replying to: http://www.copyblogger.com/blog-killers/
I think this is just pie in the sky.
In my opinion, the 3 fatal diseases apply to this blog post too.
1. It’s selfish because it only applies to people who know how to generate income in the first place (or have the talent and know how to generate high income “if they just treat -their- blogs like -their- -existing- -high paying- business”.)
2. It creates a dream that business making is an utopia. The alluring point being that the audience is already better at making their business work that they can just transfer these talents into their blogs.
The reality though is that it’s much easier to create a good blog than a good business.
Somehow the situation was reversed to misrepresent dreamers as being lazy instead of not knowing how to execute their dreams.
3. Finally the twist is that hobby money is “oh so easy” to generate. Like it’s not a case of the “Haves” and the “Haves not” but is instead a case of the “Have Hobby Money” and the “Have Professional-level Money”.
That said, I don’t even have a “hobby money” blog and I don’t even go through all the work making a blog that does that because I don’t even have a product so the article isn’t for me.
At the same time, I’m one of those “dreamers” (although I call myself more of a whiner) who want to know how to generate income with a blog but have no experience and knowledge with starting a business ever that I feel offended by the use of the dreamer label as a scapegoat for a strawman.
The Straw Man being that there’s no high demand for howto articles and that the reason that most aren’t making professinal level money is just because they aren’t “being serious enough”. (One might even wonder why they are subscribed to Copyblogger if they are just willy nilly bloggers.)
It’s the age old “Dreams do come true! ~if you try hard enough” motto done in more offensive style because it had to bring down a bunch of other bloggers instead of simply pointing out what people are doing wrong.
Really the intentions of this article would have worked well enough if it just started at:
“It’s time to get serious”.