A recent comment published on last night’s post has prompted me to write this post, mostly as a reminder to everyone that this is my site and will be run the way I want it to be run.
Part of the comment, left by someone called Andy, left last night stated: I appreciate the time, enthusiasm and commitment to this blog, if however you want to pick up the mantle of RCG, you need to raise your game. What’s this ‘pick up the mantle of RCG’ business? Let me say this once to you Andy, and any others that may think the same: DGB is it’s own site, it will be run in the best way I see fit, with posts which I feel people might find interesting, whether it’s promotional for my advertisers, my own thoughts and opinions on a particular subject or factual posts concerning any subject I choose to write about. I am certainly not looking to ‘pick up the mantle of RCG’ as this is my own project and was never in direct competition with RCG, although I was a regular reader.
I make it clear at the top of my site that the thoughts and opinions on this site are my own and I will speak my mind. This often means giving my opinions, points of view and observations of the industry around me. Not everyone will agree with everything I say and I don’t expect them too, this is good for debate and gets conversation going. But I want to be clear, I was never the protege of RCG. Never his understudy ready to take his place when he closed his site down. This is all my project, done my way.
A word to Andy. I’ve had this site 3 years now, writing the way I always have, and I think it’s fair to say the site has done well. Just look at the blog stats, more than doubles year on year in terms of page views. I have no interest in picking up the mantle of RCG as he run his site in his own way and wrote in his own style. Why would I want to try and do what he did when I can successfully run this site the way I am now?
After 3 years of running this site, I have been overwhelmed with the progress it has made. I started it has a hobby. Just a place to vent my anger at the things which I find annoying with the industry. But since being discovered, it has snowballed into something bigger than I could have ever appreciated. Now, I have more hunger than ever to make this site one of the biggest and best in the whole industry. It is comments left like the one last night which give me even more motivation to demonstrate that I can create and build something even more successful than RCG.
So, to be clear. DGB is not RCG, never has been, never will be. It will be run in the way I want it to be run, with posts which I think are interesting and what I hope my readers will find worth reading too. As far as I’m concerned there is no mantle to pick up as I am blazing my own trail.
Thanks for all your support so far and I hope it will continue in the future.
So your not RCG then …………………. :)
Certainly not! ;)
I kind of like this blog and I understand that coming up with fresh and interesting content all the time isn’t easy by any means. I don’t agree with all that is written here but that doesn’t matter, I’m not supposed to. I don’t think that everything has to be based on facts and statistics either. Its OK to voice opinions based on observation and you either agree or disagree, it just doesn’t matter. My advice for anyone not liking this blog, or any other blog for that matter, is to not bother reading it. That way they won’t have… Read more »
You don’t have to justify yourself, GB. Blogging is hard work. Done well so far.
Thanks Ginty :) though sometimes I feel like I have to! And yes, blogging is hard work but it is something I enjoy :)
DGB Keep up the good work and if people do not like content as stated above they do not have to read. Yesterdays post was correct, sales people should be aware of the triangle bisected with 2 lines method, small amount at the top is quality work down to middle average and poor at bottom. I am glad not everyone works to top as we pick up business due to our name and our standard. However the industry needs to remember how to sell and not just ordertake.
Thanks Garry, much appreciated :) I think that sort of triangle structure could be the same for almost any industry. Not everyone is going to be in that top part of the triangle, it’s impossible. But it’s not impossible for every company to try their very best!
Thanks for your comment!
Don’t get all upset because you have had to move to this new Blog site. Times are hard.
Just do your best and try and be the real Renegade Guy you always have been!
I love my daily fix of DGB, I have to admit i have never read the RCG blog but enjoy the fountain of information that is the DGB and all the debating. Juicy reading!!
GB- All that really matters is, i like it.
So be happy with that knowledge ;-)
It annoys me, Andy is quick to put you down, but-
Any comment from anybody, on any site.
From “Anonymous”, i take with a pinch of salt….
Keep up the good work!
Thanks Nige :) you’re my main man from whom I seek best judgement anyway ;)
i think theres far too much mass debating going on here !!
Who is this RCG?
Can we have a closed letter now
Think its called free speech!