May 5 2008

5 Ways to Make “Enemies” Online

After writing Making Enemies on Social Media I knew it needed a follow-up. I’ve gotten caught up in “online drama” which has effected certain social media aspects. It’s unfortunate, but can be avoided.

Love your enemies No ExceptionsHere are 5 ways to go about making enemies online.

Constantly Thumbs Down/Be Negative on Stumbleupon. Tons of bloggers use stumbleupon for their own promotion as well as finding interested articles online. If you are looking for attention, go ahead and be mean and negative, but you won’t be making many friends that way.

Bury On Digg. Don’t forget to leave a comment that you buried the story. Unless there is a good reason, I don’t see the point in burying anything just because you don’t like it. Obviously people do, thats why it has votes.

Call People Out on Your Blog. Blogging news spreads fast, especially if it’s controversial. We’ve seen this a lot on the blogosphere in the past weeks. Take a look at my list of drama link love. Maybe these bloggers are out of things to write about, instead are trying to cause a stir.

Submit “Spam” to Social Media. If you want to piss off a social media user, submit spam. Start with Sphinn, they are very focused on quality. Start submitting spam, you will be found out pretty easily and you can gain a few “enemies” of pissed of internet marketers.

Lie to Your Readers. This is the biggest sin of them all. Some bloggers do this by recommending a product or service. If it doesn’t turn out to be what they thought, they can get burned.

An example of this was/is the Agloco scam. Many bloggers promoted this (not me) giving people the idea it was making them money and they too should join.

How could Agloco of been mentioned on some blogs as their “biggest earners” when no one made anything? Make sure to have integrity while blogging.

The moral of the story goes back to the old saying. Do to others like you would want done to you. Unless an article is crap I don’t give it a bad review, I just move on. Just because you don’t have value to it, someone else might. Just because it’s the internet, doesn’t give you an excuse to be any less of a good person.

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7 Comments on this post


  1. 6 Ways To Make Friends Online | Blog About Your Blog wrote:

    [...] found 5 ways to make enemies online, something I wouldn’t exactly recommend. By doing so our ‘enemies’ have found a [...]

    May 29th, 2008 at 11:17 am
  1. The Bloggers Times said:

    ha ha ha
    Exactly, What you give is what you get.

    May 5th, 2008 at 1:22 pm
  2. Link Building Bible said:

    This is true…. I have heard about Caroline Middlebrook (who has some good material) but she was promoting an ebook about making a bunch of money from adsense niche blogs, but then when she said her adsense earnings, it was like $9 one month and like $35 another month….

    May 5th, 2008 at 2:26 pm
  3. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Yeah I’ve heard a little bit about her. We recently conducted an interview with someone, you should be hearing a bit more about it.

    May 5th, 2008 at 2:46 pm
  4. acca - work from home blog said:

    Great post. I hope lots of those smart a* on some social media websites will read this.

    May 6th, 2008 at 5:48 am
  5. Jay said:

    LOL! Yeah, I do the same, I just move on unless it’s truly spam stuff that I’m reading. But I’ve been seeing this ffnstuff guy around, I’ve been burying all his things… :P lol just playing man.


    May 9th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Great Post !

    May 10th, 2008 at 5:30 am


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