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Mark Cuban, You Are Free to Leave the Blogosphere

I have a lot of respect for Mark Cuban as a businessman, but as a blogger, he’s nothing but a whining little kid. If becoming an overnight billionaire and owning an NBA team turns you into a Grinch, then I wish it never happens to me.

Mark’s chosen gripe of the week is to complain about blogs that simply point to other blog stories.

Far be it for me to be a cynic, but it sure seems like more blogs are being written with the goal of getting traffic than with the goal of saying something original. Its almost as if bloggers are the new rappers with Blog Pimpin and Blogwars becoming analogous to Rap Wars.

I’m sick and tired of “A-listers” trying to mold the blogosphere into what they feel it should look like. I’m not going to rant on about Mark’s post, but I’ll end with this:

Mark, the blogosphere can no more be controlled than the entire Internet can. If you want a sterile online environment where everyone confirms to one way of thinking, may I suggest you move to China or Cuba.

  • http://www.deepjiveinterests.com Tony

    Of course, the great irony is that his post is the very essence of link-bait and blog pimping (albeit unintentional).

    Cheers
    t @ dji

  • http://www.djlk.com d-a-n-i-e-L

    I have to agree with Mark Cuban – blogs linking to other blogs are a self congratulatory bunch of BS. Give me originality, or your blog will slowly fade to black.

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    Yeah, Mark’s blog is the most self-promotional, linkbaiting out there.

    I really don’t care what he has to say, I was just trying to see if I could get a rise out of him. ;-)