Over the last few days, I’ve received a threat. The individual has made some pretty serious allegations about me, as well as objecting to a couple of posts here too. They’ve threatened me, no question about it.
Here’s what I think (MY OPINION), and this is aimed squarely at the accuser because he apparently reads this blog.
My posts here on my blog are MY OPINION. My blog reviews items and services for the benefit of my readers, not for you.
If I review any software, hardware, membership sites, websites, products or training programs here, I’ll always give MY OPINION of how I found them first hand. If I think they’re crap, I’ll say so here.
If I think they’re great, I’ll also says so, and might recommend them because people will probably use those opinions of mine to help decide whether they want to investigate further themselves. It’s therefore in the public interest that I honestly say what I think here.
If I think the product cannot be recommended, i’ll say why (in MY OPINION).
This applies even more when I have spent money on the product/service myself. I am even more entitled to MY OPINION!
What I’m not going to do is bow to someone’s vanity and narcissism by saying something is great when it’s blatantly not. I also reserve the right to change my mind upon further reflection and change my review accordingly, as I learn more about it. That doesn’t automatically make it ‘defamatory’ if original positive feedback is removed or amended.
If you push something at me using your personal name (for example in YouTube videos), then your personal name is what will be used when I voice MY OPINION of your product. Don’t take it personally or throw your toys out of the pram when I tell you I think that your product or service is in fact crap!
When someone charges me £££ for something which turns out to be utter bull and that I feel ripped-off, I’m damn well going to say so. I’m going to say it’s poor value for money, and I’m going to say I’ve been ‘sold a pup’. That is important.
I’m also going to try my hardest to stop my readers falling into the same trap.
I’m not going to encourage people to spend the same amount (or more) of their own hard earned money based on a false review you think I should write here! If that denies you making money from them too, good! That’s just tough titty mate. Suck it up! That’s the way it is. I’m not going to encourage them to blunder into your clutches like so many have and continue to be, only to find the promises were hollow.
You don’t get to decide what is written here, but I’m flattered that you think I’m influential enough to change the way people view your offerings.
I’m not going to tell you you’re Mr Wonderful and kiss your arse. I’m just not, because that’s not what I think.
If you want to improve the public’s opinion of your product, company and reputation, stop treating people the way you are. Give them a bit more respect and value when they hand over their hard earned cash to you and do what you promised. That’s all you need to do. Treat your customers properly.
Stop promising them the World and then delivering very little because if you continue to do that, don’t count on me and people like me to say I think you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread.
We won’t, we’ll say you’re a dick and call you out on it.
Right now, your personal and company name is maybe a little bit toxic and you’ve brought it all on yourself. It’s nothing to do with me or anyone else. You’ve acted in a particular way and been found out.
Don’t try to blame honest hardworking people who’ve trusted you and your promises and who you’ve let down, while happily taking their money. Stop blaming everyone else for telling it like it is. You have their money, they have very little in return.
THE WORLD OWES YOU NOTHING. RESPECT IS A TWO WAY STREET AND NEEDS TO BE EARNED, AND AS YOU’RE NOW FINDING, A REPUTATION CAN BE SHREDDED WHEN YOU TREAT YOUR CUSTOMERS WITH CONTEMPT AND WORD GETS AROUND. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW MATE 😡
To everyone else – you can bet your bottom dollar that when I review something here, good or bad, you’ll get my honest opinion of what I think, especially if I’ve invested in the product or service (which is what I like to do if possible).