So a fellow financial blogger called me out on one of my posts. They said that the contents of it were 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 sometimes wonder what other folks think of some of my posts.
I strive to be believable, and as for my advice, it is mostly common sense. Many of my posts, have been incredibly insulting, but no one ever seemed to complain. Then an innocuous post from a guest and I get a comment about insultingly rudimentary advice, interesting. What my readers like or dislike, is not something I understand, 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 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 the expertise (which surprisingly is nothing to do with money, I am an I.T. computer guy at heart), I will try never to talk down to my audience (I may call you all financially stupid, but that is more of a term ofÂ endearment, than an insult).
Feel free to comment 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).
The last thing I want to hear is that I am boring.