So a fellow financial blogger called me out on one of my posts, and said that the contents of it was “… insultingly rudimentary advice …“ or at least the message being put across in the post. Now I feel a little vindicated in that I didn’t write the post, it was one of my rare Guest Posts, however, I do wonder sometimes what other folks think of some of my posts.
I think I strive to be believable, and as for the advice I give, it is mostly common sense, and I will also admit that in many of my posts I have been incredibly insulting, but no one ever seemed to complain. I then post an innocuous post from a guest and I get a comment about insultingly rudimentary advice, and I found that interesting. Many times I have said I have no idea what my readers like or dislike, but I was amused to see that if I got too “nice” or “overly simplified” I would upset people.
The one thing that comment did for me, was to reaffirm that:
- I really should stay the heck away from Guest Posts, because they just confuse the issue and the message of this blog (the message you might ask? GET THE HELL OUT OF DEBT, STUPID).
- While I may simplify some things in the areas where I feel I have expertise (which surprisingly is nothing to do with money, I am an I.T. computer guy at heart), I will try to never talk down to my audience (I may call you all financially stupid, but that is more of a term of endearment, than an insult).
Feel free to make any comments about this comment or the underlying messages in this blog, I welcome the feedback (while I may ignore it completely, your opinion matters to me).
I think the last thing I want to hear is that I am boring.