Are you freakin’ kidding me?
Look- most of you know that Greg Swann and I are actual friends (AND that he is friends with Daniel Rothamel) offline. That doesn’t stop any of us from calling each other out.
Therefore, in the spirit of “transparency” (since that is still the hot word of the minute), I’ll invite you to do the following:
(2) Read all comments in the link above, then read all comments on the Bloodhound Blog. What a mixed bag- this is crazy. THIS is controversial? Wow.
(3) Comment below as to what your thoughts are. Here are mine: (a) Greg, you are wrong and (b) Greg you are wrong.
With that in mind, I will posit four things in response to Greg’s commentary:
(1) Perhaps this approach of being direct while being silly won’t work with some demographics (people appearing on Fox News, those who speak Latin fluently, and others who host national blogs). Greg says that if Jeff Brown (who is older than my parents… sorry Jeff) and I like it, it’s a failure. Guess what? People like Jeff and I (who are extremely different people- age, sex, heritage, location, tech savvy, intelligence, experience, professional background, etc) both liked the video and given our different backgrounds, I’d say that our enjoyment nails a minimum of 2 majorly different demographic sets.
(2) My promotion of Daniel’s original video had nothing to do with ME courting Daniel as Greg has implied. I could care less. Ask Jeff– I really only care about the bottom line of MY WALLET and Daniel doesn’t add to that so I have nothing to gain. I like Daniel, I like Greg and hell, I even like my husband who may disagree with my position on this silly debate, although from a PR standpoint, he says it absolutely doesn’t hurt Daniel at all.
(3) Let me be very clear- we at Agent Genius do not court contributors. We do not court non-contributors. Agent Genius has also been consistently clear that this site is for agents; it has never posed as a blog for consumers. Agent Genius is about what agents are doing in the industry- marketing strategies, etc… the video was posted not for promoting Daniel but for promoting an ideal marketing campaign that I stand by.
(4) I know it’s standard to say something “nice” (which is part of what Greg says is the problem in the blogiverse (and I agree)), and I respect Greg for opining contrary to what seems to be popular opinion, but the harsh tone was completely uncalled for and is nothing more than someone stirring the pot.