Posted October 24, 2009 6:45 am by with 7 comments

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You ever have one of those moments when you say something so crazy and off the wall that it has got to be true? For me this happens without me even giving a second thought about it because, to be honest, most of the time it tends to be exactly how I feel–and being sincere is what this whole thing is about, right? So today’s story is about being sincere and having high standards.

Our story begins with a service called Aardvark. Are you familiar with Aardvark? In short Aardvark is a question and answer engine. Basically you tie your social media accounts into their engine. When you have a question you can send it to Aardvark through IM or tweet, Aardvark then searches for an appropriate user to answer the question. Alternatively, by participating you are also added on a queue to answer questions from folks in the network. All and all the concept is pretty solid, however I am starting to get tired of giving free advice. So consider that when you read my most recent advice I gave through Aardvark. The names and identities have been changed to protect the innocent/crazy.

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So before you get all huffy on me and start calling me names, lets recap what just happened. Our friend above, (lets call him Bob) decides that he wants to start a blog. But unfortunately Bob doesn’t know how to write well or develop good content. Bob doesn’t want to learn how to make his writing better, or different methods of content creation, because quite honestly Bob is lazy. Oh and on top of being lazy, Bob is also cheap. So what does Bob decide to do? Bob decides to go on the internet and use a free service to ask for free advice on how to succeed with as little work as possible.

Do you see what the problem is here?? The Problem isn’t Bob. The problem is the millions of other people on the internet just like Bob. If you can’t create good content, provide a good service or product, and are too lazy to improve yourself, then maybe owning a business on the internet isn’t for you. In which case please go back to MySpace and leave me alone!