How a Problogger can be a Community Asset

Just for today, let me acknowledge the existence of probloggers. I was led to Darren Rowse of Problogger via Shai Coggins, and echoed on pinoytechblog .

Probloggers are enterprising individuals who blog about things they may like or NOT like, so they can:

a) Draw your interest;
b) Cordon you off as the target market for a product which they are endorsing; and
c) Engage you–not to have a transformational learning experience (which I hope to do!)–but to shell out your e-cash or your hard bucks.

I see that many online communities are also target settlements for pro-bloggers. No crime in that. That’s e-commerce, right?

I guess what riles me is when I don’t see a symbiotic relationship going on (in other words, pestilence). If you intend to become a pro-blogger and sell a product or service, please do feel responsible enough to contribute to the common goals of the community you’ve targetted. It’s a put off to see a blogger come in under the pretense of being interested in, say an education community, lurk in the posts, then find him posting or commenting to sell e-cash to the blog authors.

Probloggers can lead you to make informed decisions by leading you away from dud products or offers too. Or providing you with valid information, via customer education. In any case, problogging’s profitmaking potential can benefit everyone.

Would there be any probloggers who are willing to contribute part of their income to a community’s charitable cause? Please let me know–’cause I have a number of f2f communities looking for such generous individuals!


About Maita Siquijor

Trustee (2008-2010), PAREB-Muntinlupa Real Estate Board; full-time real estate practitioner, digital marketer, blogger; seminar speaker/advocate for IT literacy in real estate; e-learning consultant and facilitator

Posted on September 24, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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