This post is dedicated for my buddy, Paolo Mendoza. He made that banner for me. Looks cool eh? ;)
In the past months (specifically May, June, July) link trains were a big hit in the blogosphere. The big ones were the Technorati favorites train, viral tags and the Alexa redirect train that I started. Yes, I guess I’m one of those guys who made the mistake to take the ticket and ride. It wasn’t that bad though, we all make mistakes anyway.
Another thing is blog memes, people just don’t stop tagging me! It makes my head hurt. I just hate it. Why? Just think about these:
1. Irrelevant Content
Probably the number one reason why I hate these memes and trains. Although some trains are relevant these memes are not. I mean, just take a look at them, some have the “5 things you didn’t know about my cat” or maybe “10 things I hate to love?? or “7 things to blah blah blah!” Uhh, what does it have to do with my making money online again?
2. Duplicate Content
Like what I said awhile ago, link trains were a big hit in the blogosphere in the past months. Almost every “make money online” blog blogged about it, and because everyone blogged about it…
What do you get? Duplicate content.
Not only in Google’s eyes but also with your readers, which will eventually hurt your blog’s readership.
3. It’s A Waste Of Time!
I won’t finish this, if you just look at numbers one and two, you can see that these blog memes and link trains are worthless. Those are the two blog killers up there! It’s definitely not worth the extra Alexa rank, the extra Technorati fans, etc.
On A Second Thought
Joining memes is fun because not really all memes are irrelevant to your blog’s topic. We can exclude that.
For now, I have a challenge for you. Create your own meme (it has to be your own), tag me and if I like it I’ll make a post about it and answer it. Deal?