Sunday, July 24, 2005

blacklisted from gaping void


MARYBETH said...

What is the Gaping Void??

Are you getting paranoid??

I sure hope not; however, even I have been shocked and surprised by the writing you have posted this past week.
I hope you are O.K.

N a m a s t e,

carrie said...

so abrasive, you are, vaspers the grate!

why? why? why? why can't you just be nice like the rest of us?

steven edward streight said...


Gaping Void is a cartoon blog.

Apparently, my discussion on The Red Couch blog of Microsoft's Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, a blog about writing a book on business blogging, where I spoke of how a blog must enable comments, was not well received by Hugh Macleod of Gaping Void.

I debated him. I said Seth Godin's blog is not a real blog because it has no comment function for readers to provide feedback.

Hugh kept saying Seth can do anything he wants, and I said I like Seth, Seth is a gentleman and a brilliant marketing mind, but a blog must enable users to post comments.

Seth has a new book called "All Marketers Are Liars".

This is a complex matter, why am I going into all this? Because I like you, I guess.

Anyway...I also said that I disagreed with the whole premise of Seth's new book.

I have raved about Seth in the past, see my archives.

His new book is about how people crave stories, any stories that already fit in with their belief system, even if these stories are not necessarily true.

This gives unethical marketers free reign to keep telling BS to us.

The Me Media Revolution is opposed to passive reception of BS "stories". We are producing our own media via blogs, podcasts, video blogs, etc.

Long and complex.

This happened to Carrie, she got banned or "deactivated account" at Blog Explosion, simply for saying what she thought.

Sometimes, no matter how polite and diplomatic you are, even if you sprinkle in praise and appreciation...

...still: if you disagree with someone, they bite your head off.

See? I don't mind if we disagree on things. I still like you.

Now go change your blog template, MB.