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Fake it until you make it? Ridiculous!

Building Credibility Takes A Little Honesty
image - auto accidentHow often have you ran across a blog post on building traffic only to glance up at your Alexa bar and see they have an Alexa rank of 200,000? Is that someone you should be follow blog traffic advice from? Okay, I know it could be just one of several blogs run by that person and that particular blog is still new but you know what I mean. I see it a lot and I have to wonder what they’re thinking. That’€™s just one example; we see the same thing with just about every niche we’re interested in.

How about pages selling Twitter followers, Facebook likes and/or YouTube views and they don’t have any themselves. (BTW, never waste your money on that, please). Or those trying to teach you how to get rich while their blogging in Mom’s basement and eating whatever is in her refrigerator because they have $1.87 in the bank.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we should play it safe and worry about a little debate or even criticism. Just keep in mind that we lose a little credibility when we’re’ wrong but we lose a lot of credibility when we’re seen like impostures. I reject the Fake it until you make it€ notion. I’€™m finished lecturing. 🙂

What do you think? Am I being too critical?