Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Marketing Whore Q & A

I invited Marketing Whore newsletter subscribers to ask me questions (with caveats, guidelines and restrictions, of course), and this is some of what I received that was worthy of response...

You've seemed anti-Digg, so what gives with all the Digg talk? Why follow it if you don't like it?

I'm not anti-Digg; it's just not a huge part of my life ~ professionally or personally. However, it has to be recognized as a 'player' and even a 'shaper' of the game, especially when there are lessons to be learned as a site like Digg grapples with what it is, what it will be... To that end, David Binkowski's got a Digg update.

Why do you use/recommend Blogger and not WordPress etc.?


Honestly, now it's familiarity; I've been using it so long, why switch? And while I have used a few other blogging platforms, there are X reasons why I likely won't switch.

The number one reason is images. Images are a huge part of adult blogging, and, because images make any blog more interesting, I even try to find images for this blog from time to time. I've used Wordpress and what a nightmare images are! You have to size images for conformity; if you want a decent sized image in your post yet have it 'clickable' to a larger image, you have to upload more than one image and monkey greatly with code ~ oh, and don't get me started on how unfortunate Wordpress is with even paragraph formating! :Blech: Anyway, my point is that Blogger makes decent sized images for posts and automatically gives links to the larger images.

Plus, and let's not underestimate the value of this, Blogger doesn't require additional plugins for things like video.

There are also additional small things which could be all in my head... But if Google owns it, won't it be spidered well? And that Blogger bar at the top is used for surfing, random blogs etc, so it offers at least the potential for more visitors.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Sara Winters said...

Psst! While I've got your attention, help me figure out why I'm not getting your informative and invaluable newsletter. I tried subscribing again and was told I'm already a recipient of your unerring wisdom. ;-)

February 1, 2008 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Val Gryphin said...

I use wordpress, (obviously on my own domain, not the wordpress site itself) and I feel like it is loads better than any other site (blogger, livejournal, etc (and I have them all)) and any other blogging software I have used before. (Yes, I geeky ;)) Of course it is all preference, I know heh.

The thing I HATE about Blogger, is that they want you to be signed in as a Blogger member, and if you choose to go with alternate contact information, they don't remember your it so you have to reenter it each time. (I think that's why a lot of blogger users go with HaloScan.) Random geeky rant ;)

February 1, 2008 11:27 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Have you tried Entrecard? http://entrecard.com/ Maybe you had a look and it doesn't have adult focused stuff? I joined tonight and have been poking around it awhile. Kind of fun in an addicting way.

February 3, 2008 3:55 AM  
Blogger Tail Lights said...

I've noted a trend of those who use Wordpress, that I'm wondering if you've noticed it, too.

1. Many Wordpress users are also Mac users.
2. Many Wordpress blogs trend toward "literary" or "artistic" content.
3. Most Wordpress blogs use multiple pages, in essence, creating a website with a blog vs. a blog.

I've also noticed that, although there are plenty of Blogger ones, that the adult industry tends to use Wordpress blogs. I only recently learned something that might explain the prevalence of Wordpress adult blogs: they allow for the posting of pornographic material.

Blogger, on the other hand, has it laid out in their ToS that the posting of pornographic material is strictly forbidden and may result in the automatic termination of the blog. But most interestingly, Blogger provides a "warning - adult content" page, which leads me to wonder if they are going to change their policy regarding pornographic/adult content, or going to create an adults only section. They do already have a "designate as adult" function, so it only makes sense.

I agree, though, Wordpress is highly lacking in the ease department. Those who already do web design love it because it offers a higher level of control than Blogger, but ultimately, it's a code nightmare. I recently created some Wordpress blogs and gave up on them, because I spent more time fiddling with the code, storing and linking to images from a different service than I did writing the post.

Well, there's my novel of a response. To sum it up: Wordpress sucks - Blogger rocks!

February 4, 2008 6:55 PM  
Blogger David Binkowski said...

I'm not just saying this because you linked to me -- but this is the best marketing blog I've ever read. Where else can you get marketing tips and adult content? Thanks for the linkage! :)

February 13, 2008 9:20 PM  

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