This post will not make it in the Domaining.com newsletter
Time for another editorial.
As always, editorials are write-ups of the editor in chief; as opinions, they don’t fall in the “true” or “parody” categories. They also have the comment section closed.
Apparently, DomainGang is a special child.
That, I did know and accepted since the beginning. I did not create this blog to be a copy of everyone else’s.
In the three years of its existence, DomainGang grew in leaps and bounds; both in traffic, readership, sponsorships and industry involvement. It was also nominated for blog of the year for the upcoming TRAFFIC domainer conference in October. We did not seek to be nominated, and we will not seek to be voted.
This post, however many clicks it receives from the Domaining.com timeline, will not be featured in the newsletter that Francois Carrillo sends out.
Despite what Francois and I communicated in private in the past 3 years, he has decided to treat the DomainGang posts differently from other blogs. Many times the clicks that DomainGang headlines received would place them in the “top headlines” that are included in the Domaining.com newsletter, almost daily.
But that does not happen, not only because Francois does not count the beans fair and square, but also because we are DomainGang; our headlines are “meant to confuse” the “business investors” that supposedly read the Domaining.com newsletter.
This type of different treatment only makes us stronger. Less than 14% of DomainGang traffic comes from Domaining.com; the majority comes from Google organic searches and 8% from Facebook. The rest is type-ins.
Now you understand why I will never do as Francois asks me to: tag a post’s very headline with a “Parody News” or “Real News” addendum. I’d rather shoot myself in the foot.
Those that read DomainGang come here for a reason: to be entertained. Those that don’t like it, don’t come here. Simple as that.
To come here and bitch about how you hate this blog, shows immaturity at the very least; it also shows your lack of understanding and reading comprehension, not to mention lack of a sense of humor. And those that persist, I reserve the right to tell them to fuck off.
So this post will not make it to the Domaining.com newsletter, unless I tag it as “Humor” and accept to compete against every blogger’s attempt at humorous posts. The problem I have with that, is that not every post is meant to be funny; it’s meant to make you think. I am not going to split the blog into the number of categories that Francois or anyone else for that matter envisions in his head.
Use your brain, think and decide for yourself what story is worth reading, sharing and laughing about. Don’t let a domain news aggregator decide that on your behalf.