"Countless once-skeptical businesses have changed their tune about personas. The successes have been well documented, but a lot of smart people continue to scoff at the idea, thinking personas are a touchy-feely attempt to connect with customers on, like, a cosmic level — and that you'd have to be some kind of marketing hippy to waste budget on fluff like that." grokdotcom
Ahhh, the joy of being so far ahead of the curve that the average visitor can't even tell. Do you know what's so nice about that? Only the most sincere apply.
In this day and age, everybody wants something for nothing. Throw out some free tips on how to properly comment on others blogs for attention and you're an instant hero. Or tell everyone that they need to find team members and be nice to them and you're placed on a pedestal with Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill. But whatever you do, don't show ingenuity. The movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" pretty much explains why. Conform or die.
Well, I'm Still Here... Anybody? Anybody? Beuller? Bueller?
In fact, I won't mention any names but very recently I suggested someone do something that would help step their marketing career up a notch. I was met with fear so I pretty much let it go.
A week later, the same person said that others had approached giving similar advice and that maybe it would be a good idea to implement it (now I know that was just a "manner of speech" because my advice is RARELY the same as anyone else). So I unleashed the BASICS of what would be going on and even offered 2 of my valued contacts for a kind of support that would unlikely be so readily given anywhere else.
And do you know what happened?
Not only did life intrude (which it almost always will because life mirrors our fear and hesitation) but the person started coming up with their own ideas again. So again, I am letting it go because a person has to be ready... ready to push through anything, ready to receive success.
And people who run around commenting on blogs solely for attention a) as their main way of getting attention and b) because someone who made it big elsewhere told them to, are doing so out of FEAR OF SUCCESS. I know this is true for more than one reason but mostly because, when given the opportunity to really advance, they take the ball and run in the opposite direction. I've seen it too many times.
Not One Person Reading This Right Now Suffers from Lack of Traffic to Their Blog
If Anything, That's Only A Symptom
So In my next article, I'll show you how to properly comment on blogs in an simple, but unorthodox way no one has told you yet. It's the antithesis to what those who never had to whore themselves out in the comment sections of others' blogs have been telling you. It's a way of putting others in the herd to work for you which is what the successful have been doing all along.
Now, run along everybody. Go get your red, hot personas here now that someone's talking about it as if it's the latest great newest thing that can BOOST YOUR CONVERSIONS BY 400%, WOWEEE!!
HURRY, GET ONE WHILE THEY LAST!
ps. Lest anyone feel a bit put off by the light sarcasm or forget why they are here, please re-read the title and subject heading of this blog. And get used to it.