20 January 2009

+ Leave Seth Alone


Every six months or so somebody says something about Seth Godin's blog and the inability to comment. Laurel Papworth is the provoker this time with a very interesting post and an even more interesting discussion in the comments.

Hilarious video content with poor acting aside, Seth explains his reasoning...
"I think comments are terrific, and they are the key attraction for some blogs and some bloggers. Not for me, though. First, I feel compelled to clarify or to answer every objection or to point out every flaw in reasoning. Second, it takes way too much of my time to even think about them, never mind curate them. And finally, and most important for you, it permanently changes the way I write. Instead of writing for everyone, I find myself writing in anticipation of the commenters. I’m already itching to rewrite my traffic post below. So, given a choice between a blog with comments or no blog at all, I think I’d have to choose the latter."
I think that sounds reasonable. And, if you don't want to define his blog as a blog simply because it does not allow comments, then so be it. He's still writing the most interesting, thought provoking and remarkable content in the industry.

23 comments:

  1. OMG that is brill. You are a LEGEND!

    PS He's still wrong though :P

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  2. Heads up everyone, I am not this scary in real life. And I don't wear eye liner. =P

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  3. Zac, that is the funniest shite to ever come out of the Australian blogosphere. I think you have a second career calling! Thumbs UP!

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  4. You were doing well until that last sentence :)

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  5. If only Baz had called Zac instead of Nic for his flick, then Aus would be as great as this is mate...but he didn't and it ain't.

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  6. too funny...love a bit of scared [purple] cow tipping

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  7. ahahahahahahahahaha nice one Zac!!

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  8. Hahaha AWESOME.
    The policy's interesting because it goes against 'have conversations'...
    But maybe the way to lead a tribe is to be apart from the rest!

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  9. bahahahaha! That is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time!

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  10. Awesomeness.

    I think the eyeliner should stay

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  11. Zac, this is f***ing great. I want more.

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  12. You are truly lord of the Tube. Seth would be proud...

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  13. Zac, serious! This is great, LOL
    You are legend mate!
    Lucio

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  14. Hiya Zac.
    Great. Brilliant! Love the gonads, the gumption.
    Keep up the challenge.
    Cheers,
    Jeff R

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  15. Hey Zac, I'm glad I got to shake your hand today BEFORE Hollywood beckons and you won't want a bar of me :)

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  16. this is rockstar stuff Zac- noice, very noice.

    BTW- I think you could carry off MORE of that eyeliner

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  17. Young Zac, I was touched by your defence of The Dark Lord of Online Marketing, Godin from the Headmistress of Social Media, Papworth. Touched but chilled to the marrow. I fear it will only be a matter of time before Godin lures you into his tempting world of buzzword-driven bookettes, Tri-state area restaurant case studies and annoyingly well-written blog posts. I pray for your social media soul and may WOMMA have mercy on you.

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