In a recent post I mentioned that “some bloggers only have to fart softly into a leather sofa to get links”. This wasn’t an attempt to get links to a leather sofa site, although now I think about it…..
It was to highlight that some people got it and some people ain’t got it.
So the questions that are important are.
- What is it that they got that others ain’t got?
- Can what they got be got by others?
- Can what they got be taught by those that got it?
- How do I know if I aint got it
- Will listening to the Bangles, “Manic Monday” help in any way?
The zen part of this post is that even if you have the answers to all these questions you will be no closer to getting what they have got.
Which makes me wonder about the efficacy of all these, “Give me $1,000 a week and I will show you how you can charge $1,000 a week showing people how to make $1,000 a week from showing people how to make $1,000 a week” type sites.
Before you spend the $1,000 a week to find out if you got what they have got , spend £12.99 and £16.99 and book yourself 2 weeks in that Scottish Highland croft.
I know I’m mixing currencies here, but I live in multi currency world. And no I am not trying to rank for “multi currency”.
The £12.99 is for, Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin.
The £16.99 is for the hard cover of Outliers, by Malcom Gladwell.
The 2 weeks in the Scottish croft is to give you time to read and let the information sink in without you being distracted by wanting to tweet that you just ate a corned beef bagel with dijon mustard.
The point is….
What I hope will happen is you come to a realisation that you don’t really have the desire to do what it takes to get what those have got and to spend your cash and time on something more useful like making a model of Hugo Chavez out of the sticks you get from Starbucks to stir your liquid caffeine delivery product.
Those bloggers who get links are those types of people who get it. Most of the time they don’t even understand why they “get it”, they just get on with it.
And if you are thinking right now that, “I don’t get it.” Then you are probably right.
3 replies on “How to get links by gently farting into a leather sofa”
This post is hilarious. Its true though some bloggers just have to post something and they get backlinks from other sites its crazy. I wish I could do that…
Alternatively, you could simply go and read this article on CNN – http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/10/30/8391794/index.htm?postversion=2006101915
It’s a distilled version of the book and gives anyone interested in learning how to become really good at what they do a simple answer: work hard and learn from your mistakes.
seriously, you reminded me of henry miller here! heh.
To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money. Money, money everywhere and still not enough! And then no money, or a little money, or less money, or more money but money always money . and if you have money , or you don’t have money, it is the money that counts, and money makes money, but what makes money make money? – Henry Miller