My “other” web baby (HOG is the first) The Golf Space, at www.thegolfspace.com is growing very well. It’s now up to over 530 members and 70,000 unique visitors. The hits are in the millions. Not bad for less than 3 months. Not bad for NO $$ spent on advertising. So thanks to all my web buddies who have helped promote. You know who you are.
I’ve had two “investors” wanting to buy in. I’ve had a couple of marketing guys wanting in. I’ve also apparently become some kind of “enemy” to some sites who are either about to attempt the same thing or be sponsored by someone who is doing the same thing.
I’m really getting fed up with the Nazi attitude some other web sites have. They seem to think that any other web site remotely related to them is an “enemy.” These Nazi types resort to all sorts of morally and ethically bad behavior like slander, lies, hacking, changing users posts etc., to try to snub their perceived enemy.
I just started a damn new web site and I’ve already got people thinking I’m some kind of “competition” to them. I didn’t start it to compete with anyone or steal business from anyone. I started The Golf Space because….NO ONE HAD DONE ANYTHING LIKE IT YET and it sounded like a cool idea!
I just try to make cool golf web sites and treat my visitors with good design, good content, cool features and friendly interaction. If you can’t handle that then that’s your problem.
Actions speak louder than words
I like to let my actions speak louder than my words. I’m friendly and open to all golf web sites who wish to link here or at The Golf Space. It’s all about networking and growing this whole internet golf pie together. Listen folks…one site isn’t going to steal your slice of the pie. Let’s just make the damn pie bigger eh? There are hundreds of millions of surfers on the web. You think YOU are the only one that’s going to get users? Come on!
Use the BLOG MENTALITY and network the crap out of yourself. Cross link all over the place. Make a bunch of friends who will PROMOTE YOU and give you WORD OF MOUTH which is more valuable than any banner ad. If you make enemies or bad mouth other sites/people, YOU will be the one who is hurt in the end by your actions, not the site you slander.
OK, I’m off my soap box now. Really folks…. can’t we all just “get along.”
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