I was about to post about another domain purchase Terran Marketing made today when I noticed it was going to be the 100th post on my blog. So, instead of posting about our latest purchase, I just wanted to take a moment and thank all my readers who have inspired me since I started my blog about 8 months ago.
To say the least, I was very conflicted when I decided to start this blog. I’m a fairly private person by nature and don’t like to talk about my personal life or business dealings with people I know, let alone total strangers. However, as I stated towards the end of a blog post back in February, I felt like I had some social responsibility to pay forward some of my knowledge.
There are risks talking about your plans, successes, and failures in a public forum. Besides the obvious of looking really stupid when something you do doesn’t work, there is also the risk of creating undo competition with your projects. This is something I’ve been dealing with already – with people copying my site’s themes, strategies, and even content (word for word). However, I refuse to let it get me down or let a few people ruin it for everyone else. I’ve had people copying my ideas since the early days of the online poker affiliate industry. They say it’s the greatest form of flattery, but I’m not sure about all that.
I’ll post about our latest purchase later this week, but for now I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for inspiring me to keep the blog going. The number of positive comments that I’ve received have been humbling. It makes me feel good that I’ve been able to help others start an online affiliate business or make their business more successful. In my second 100 posts I plan on focusing on SEO strategies more. I was enjoying my series on How To Build An Affiliate Website, but got derailed when I sold the site earlier this year. This is a series I plan on picking up again in my next 100 posts. We have a couple projects coming up that I think will be perfect candidates for this.
In the mean time, stay tuned for a post about another great domain name purchase we made this week…..